2 jets touch in midair; pilots safe

Two planes touch at Reno-Stead Airport (News 4 Reporter Samantha Boatman)
Two planes touch at Reno-Stead Airport (News 4 Reporter Samantha Boatman)
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Updated: 6/13/2013 7:07 pm
STEAD, Nev. (KRNV & MyNews4.com) -- Two jets touched in midair at the Pylon Racing Seminar in Stead around 5:45pm, but pilots are safe, according to sources at the scene.

According to Mike Houghton with the Reno Air Racing Association, the jets continued to fly after contact. One of the jets landed without any complications. Houghton says the other plane went to land once, pulled back up and circled once, then landed without landing gear. Emergency responders got there 15 seconds after the plane landed.

FAA and NTSB are now investigating.

The runway is back open. 
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Aaaarrrggghhh - 8/1/2013 8:28 PM
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hiphemptress said it best but, I'll just say dig a deep hole in your garage floor, jump in it and hide from the world's realities this September. That way you won't be tempted to open your mouth and say stupid things that nobody wants to hear, like I just did!

stead pilot - 6/14/2013 1:11 PM
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These aircraft had no business flying the circuit after 5:00 pm; which is when the temporary flight restriction expired that permitted the Pylon Racing Seminar (PRS) to operate that day. They could just as easily have had a mid-air collision with other aircraft that were not participating in the PRS event. And, if they were flying faster than 250 knots after 5:00 pm, they would have been in violation of the Federal Aviation Regulations, as well. This sort of poor discipline increases a hazard risk to aircraft and persons on the ground if it continues in the future.

hiphemptress - 6/14/2013 12:09 PM
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If you take a shower you could slip and fall and die.. If you walk across the street you could get hit by a car. So.. do you opt to not bathing anymore or never leave your house? There are risks in anything you do. If you are so concerned about the air races, then please consider not going and just listen to the results from your radio. I understand your concern and it is sweet you want to save the world from everything, but please dont use your voice to silence what others choose to do by their own choice. It is not your decision, you only have control over your own actions and choices. So please stay safe indoors and allow the rest of us live our lives without trying to force your beliefs on those who choose to enjoy life to the fullest. Whether we are participating or being a spectator, it was our choice...

manzier - 6/14/2013 8:57 AM
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Shame on KRNV for sponsoring this event. How can they provide unbiased reporting on anything Air Race related?

manzier - 6/14/2013 8:54 AM
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One of the problems with this event is that one of the planes can crash into the stands at any time and kill hundreds of people or crash into a school or home out there in Stead and kill children who have no say as to the planes flying over head. This is an unsafe event and needs to go away! I have heard the comparisons to NASCAR and formula one, but this is nonsense. Have anyone ever heard of a NASCAR crashing into someone's house or back yard? This has happened several times with the Reno Air Race. SHUT THIS EVENT DOWN!

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