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September 18, 2011

Updated: Trojan Horsemen T-28 Down In WV Airshow

Team Performing at the Thunder Over The Blueridge Open House And Airshow In Martinsburg, WV

ANN RealTime Update, 09.17.11, 1821ET: While no official word has been released as to the identity of a pilot killed at the Thunder Over the Blueridge Open House And Airshow, the aircraft involved is registered to Jack "Flash" Mangan -- an alternate wing team member of the Trojan Horsemen. Mangan has an impressive bio, he is a graduate of the United States Air Force Academy and spent 13 years on active duty, flying more than 2,500 hours in F15s and F4s. He was awarded three Meritorious Service Medals and the Tactical Air Command's Instructor Pilot of the Year award and is reported to have logged more than 4,000 flight hours and holds Airline Transport Pilot and s

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Updated: Tragedy At Reno--Leeward Killed, 8 Spectator Fatalities, Races Canceled

Horrific Accident Puts Mustang Down In Occupied Ramp Area

ANN RealTime Update, 09.17.11, 1802ET: I haven't hated my job this much for a little over two years... but Reno officials have confirmed that the total death toll now stands at nine people, including race Pilot Jimmy Leeward. Seven were reported dead at the scene (with Leeward), and two more apparently died after being transported for emergency medical attention. The scene at Reno is quiet, with our people there telling us that things are sad, quiet and orderly, and with access to the facility still being severely limited... and with some GA departures only recently being allowed as the NTSB and other authorities scour the area for every bit of evidence possible. Reno Air racing organization off

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