The pilot of the World War II-era fighter plane that plunged into the crowd at an air show in Reno today was a well-known Hollywood stunt pilot. Jimmy Leeward, 74, was killed in the crash along with two spectators. An estimated 50 others were injured. Leeward had flown 250 different types of airplanes and done stunt flying in film and TV. He lived in Florida and was the developer and owner of Ocala’s Leeward Air Ranch. He flew in Amelia in 2009, Dragonfly in 2006 and the 1995 TV movie The Tuskegee Airmen.
UPDATE: Police said Saturday afternoon that nine people were killed in the crash.
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