Washington man among 11 dead in air show crash | TahoeDailyTribune.com

Washington man among 11 dead in air show crash

Associated Press

RENO, Nev. (AP) – A 47-year-old Washington man who loved airplanes has been identified as among the 11 people killed in a Reno air show crash.

Darlene McMichael told The Associated Press Tuesday that her son James McMichael of Graham died from injuries after a fighter plane dived into a crowd of fans midway through a race.

Stunt pilot James Leeward also died in the Friday afternoon plane crash. He was 74 years old and was flying a WWII-era fighter plane.

Darlene McMichael says her son is survived by his wife and an extensive family.

Reno police announced Tuesday that the death toll had grown to 11 people. At least two of the victims have not been identified. Emergency officials are trying to compile a list of missing persons.

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