Reno Victim Still Supports Races | Aero-News Network
Aero-News Network
RSS icon RSS feed
podcast icon MP3 podcast
Subscribe Aero-News e-mail Newsletter Subscribe

Airborne Unlimited -- Recent Daily Episodes

Episode Date

AMA Drone Report

Airborne-Monday

Airborne-Tuesday

Airborne-Wednesday

Airborne-Thursday

Airborne-Friday

Airborne-Unmanned w/AUVSI

Airborne On ANN

AMA 09.21.17

Airborne 09.18.17

Airborne 09.19.17

Airborne 09.20.17

Airborne 09.21.17

Airborne 09.22.17

Airborne-Unmanned 09.19.17

Airborne-YouTube

AMA 09.21.17

Airborne 09.18.17

Airborne 09.19.17

Airborne 09.20.17

Airborne 09.21.17

Airborne 09.22.17

Airborne-Unmanned 09.19.17

NEW!!! 2017 AirVenture Innovation Preview -- YouTube Presentation / Vimeo Presentation

Wed, Sep 28, 2011

Reno Victim Still Supports Races

Injured Woman Calls Leeward Crash 'Freak Accident'

With the future of the National Championship Air Races at Reno being questioned, at least one of those still hospitalized after the crash of the Galloping Ghost on September 16 says the tragedy should not bring an end to the event. A total of 72 spectators were hospitalized at two Reno-area hospitals. On Monday, ten were still being treated, one still listed in critical condition.

But 22-year-old Janal Hilow, who's undergoing skin grafts and other treatment for shrapnel wounds to her legs, called Jimmy Leeward's crash "just a freak accident." She tells the Reno Gazette-Journal the races should continue.

Her boyfriend, 22-year-old Eric Behne, was with her at the races when the crash happened. He says he's flown with his father since age 10, and earned his own pilot certificate two years ago. He agrees that the races should go on, and dismisses allegations from some attorneys that spectators are not aware of the risks. Behne tells the paper, “I for one know that there’s a possibility of a crash. I’ve seen a bunch of crashes since I was very young and I’ve never been concerned about it. It has never stopped me or my family from coming.

“We all know the risks, especially because there is a liability release on the back of the tickets. Most of us are pilots, especially in the box seats.

"Air race fans are very passionate and we all know how fortunate we are to have this five-day event every year. And we don’t want to lose it. I hope all the people in Reno fight for it.”

FMI

Advertisement

More News

AMA Drone Report 09.14.17: MultiGP NatÂ’l Championship, GDU O2, ICAO Registration

Also: AMA Monitoring Volunteer Drones, Aerix DaVinci, FAA ReAuthorization, TobyRich, ADR Test Pilots The 2017 MultiGP National Drone Racing Championship are being held now through >[...]

RFP: ANN Seeking New Site/Facility For Major Studio Upgrade

It's Official: Aggressive Upgrades For New Airborne Programs WILL Require New Digs It's been in development for years, but we're getting to a point where we think we can pull off s>[...]

Airborne 09.19.17: Avro Arrow, Virgin Orbit, No Pot Delivery By Drone

Also: NFlightMic Debut, Natl Av Hall Of Fame, Aero-Calendar, MD v FAA, Med Drone Transport, Ryanair, 'Black Sheep' Kraken Sonar Systems, working with OEX Recovery Group, has discov>[...]

Airborne-Unmanned 09.19.17: FAA OKs FL Drone Ops, ICAO Registry?, No Pot Drones

Also: FAA Reauthorization, Medical Drone Transport, USMC Quadcopters, Canister Launched UAS, Atlas Dynamics Airborne, primarily based in Jacksonville, FL is starting to recover fro>[...]

Airborne 09.20.17: Apollo 11 Tour, ADS-B Upgrades, FL Drones

Also: Sebring Airport, DeLand SportAv Showcase, MH-139, Winged-S Rescue Award, Next AF1, EC-130H Update, SDASM HOF The Apollo 11 command module Columbia—the only portion of t>[...]

blog comments powered by Disqus



Advertisement

Advertisement

Podcasts

Advertisement

© 2007 - 2017 Web Development & Design by Pauli Systems, LC