The death toll this morning was raised to 9 and many more are still in trouble in hospitals, but it could have been so much worse.
One of the pictures taken off a video shows that piece of the left elevator had come apart.
So it appears the age of the veteran pilot was in play and he actually saved lives, ad he lost his own.
Police Say Nine Killed In Deadly Crash At Reno Air Show, As Probe Focuses On Wayward Part | Fox News
RENO, Nev. – Federal investigators on Saturday began looking into what caused a 74-year-old pilot to lose control of his World War II-era plane and crash next to a VIP section at a Reno air race in an accident that reportedly killed at least nine people and sent dozens to the hospital, Fox News reports.
National Transportation Safety Board spokesman Terry Williams told The Associated Press Saturday that a team has arrived from Washington to join regional officials. He said it's too early to say what caused the crash.
As thousands watched in horror, the plane competing in a Nevada event described as a car race in the sky suddenly pitched upward, rolled and did a nose-dive toward the crowded grandstand.