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Welcome in everybody's busy news morning we start with the Fox News alert the deadly and horrifying scene.
They're racing event in Reno Nevada about show -- plane crash.
Second I just did fashion force feed into a crowded grandstand.
We warn you again the video may be a bit disturbing.
It was brief but that flash -- the left side of the screen was the plane heading straight.
Again I think that even seeming to see how fast it was going these this was an air race show.
We're -- planes fly around -- -- each other in the sky at 400 miles per hour Fox's Adam Housley.
Is live in Reno with the aftermath of all the details what's happening at this hour -- Yeah -- yeah that's just one clip a video there's a number of videos out there and all sorts of pictures coming in that's gonna help with this investigation helped give.
Investigators an idea where to go as they.
Are already on the ground here in -- they have an area about -- the size of two football -- cordoned off that's of the investigations going on right there that's with a crash of course in the aftermath of the crash.
Is sitting and they also have all these pictures and video coming in -- picks we want to show you shows the back part of the plane.
-- the very very back edge where the trim tab is on the elevator.
Now I've been told -- pilots that necessarily wouldn't bring a plane -- remember.
This -- was doing 400 miles an hour it was doing basically stopped flying as it was part of this race.
Yanked up is He pulled up out of the race which is normal protocol.
When there's a problem He called for a mayday and then He went down straight into the ground.
Now there's all sorts of are added there eyewitnesses as you know -- we've heard from a -- throughout the evening here I now early morning in Reno and here's just one account of what was seen.
People are cut in half.
The propeller was spent in full -- when she came in there wasn't slow.
There's a crater over there it's that's it's about six feet deep point 530 feet -- and forty feet long.
And it's in the center of the grandstands.
And on the other side of the grandstands -- the display plans other shrapnel all the way down that part of this that.
Quite a ways.
74 year old Jimmy Lee were were told by Stanley friends overnight.
He was not someone -- took risks He was someone who obviously was a very good pilot have been flying for years.
That plane guys we know.
Has been flying any air races since 1946.
That exact same plane under different names -- he's -- pilot piloting for years so.
I it's something that definitely has stunned people here in Reno.
And as the investigation goes forward we expect to hear more casually numbers right now it's still only three thankfully that have been killed at fifteen serious.
Maybe fifty as -- did -- -- at the hospitals those numbers especially be solidified when they have a press conference later on this morning.
Back to you in New York.
That's right we -- know the so many people still are in critical condition this morning at a house thanks much for the update.
They're joining us now on the phone is actually my father in law who was there Tom del Conte He was actually in the grandstands about a 150 feet away.
From where that plane crashed just yesterday afternoon Tom I know you didn't probably.
As we are texting this -- get any sleep at all last night.
There's been took warning Clinton that.
And another horrible thing event that we want to.
As you know mold -- -- also sort of hold the political perspective on all those things it will all.
As I heard on your broadcast earlier -- -- All the -- is typical for people to do its due yesterday and immediately I was in the kind of issues.
Well Paula the get out of the race and goes straighter -- an altitude your friends you -- -- that -- to -- underneath used to you have time to do things.
-- once C -- the plane began to.
Do somewhat of a barrel.
So I wanna say that the the race happens about a thousand feet in front of the grandstands.
So that there's a good margin but usually when they pull out.
Always and there's never happens closed is what an anomaly.
But -- -- pull up the people's.
Somehow during the barrel roll He drifted over the crowd which is.
Very -- and when He did this conversion.
And drifting over then it began in those that he's -- straight down.
Clayton threw for -- 400 feet -- -- -- -- straight batters He was just terrific in.
And we're speaking to ourselves appears there's this is it.
And then -- Miraculously in this -- his skill -- did an excellent job of trying to make it to the tarmac you can see in the videos which you have.
There's this huge -- out to be east.
And that's the direction of the that the race takes place.
And here is credits and very unselfishly.
You do everything that He could possibly do to make it off of that -- -- -- we were at the very top of the grandstand.
-- 400 He was -- it does.
It's 200 He was -- maybe thirty rows in front of us and -- -- made inspector was of the front row and it's just.
Fifteen feet further He would've been on the top American and clear that we won't.
Tom that was amazing for this pilot may have saved dozens perhaps hundreds of lives.
You as a pilot have you seen the shot that they took of the tail of the plane with a part missing it.
It appears to the -- -- -- have been shipped off would that cause the type of accident that we saw.
He it would be cute.
That those speeds of 400 miles an hour that type of thing.
Could have caused -- you know what was going on -- -- immediately.
Began to pull -- in -- out of understood their role payroll.
-- -- -- -- -- -- If you could have achieved another you know thousand -- -- you do you take their speed their 400 miles an hour and you convert that -- altitude but pulling up.
And as pull up what was because slower.
And if you could have converted that into the altitude.
That He possibly could have recovered and even with that issue but he's probably had it it appears to be -- and -- it's.
It appears to me that He found He had enough control and and identified the quote controls that He -- in the -- is obviously you've lost some control.
-- -- a party controls but He did have less and use those controls who would -- -- to -- because we.
All -- -- were so we're so.
Happy viewing your wife are okay -- -- -- you experience this terrifying traumatic ordeal thanks so much for telling us about this morning.
Tom I'm glad that your your -- my best of the family and I know you know gotten any sleep so try to get some thanks so much -- -- if you're you know terrific insight Tom we really appreciate mean I don't think you'll -- that He saved lives.
But you heard that I never heard it explained and we have heard it yet explain this morning when He did thank you.
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