Memorial service for Reno Air Races crash victims

September 23, 2011

The City of Reno invites everyone to attend a memorial service for all victims, their families and others affected by the Reno National Championship Air Races and Air Show tragedy. The City will dedicate a tree in the arboretum of Idlewild Park to all the victims.

On Friday, September 16, 2011, pilot Jimmy Leeward’s rebuilt P-51 Mustang crashed into a spectator area at the Air Races. To date, eleven people have died, including the pilot. Several victims are still being treated for injuries in local hospitals.

The memorial service will begin at 6 p.m. on Sunday, September 25. It will be in the Idlewild Park arboretum, between the pond on Idlewild Drive at the east end of the park and the Truckee River. Members of the local clergy will conduct the memorial service.

Source: City of Reno press release.


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