The newswires are flooded with reports. A WW2 P-51 Mustang being flown by a veteran pilot lost control and crashed into the crowd at a Reno NV airshow. Injuries are just under 100 with at this time 9 people reported killed. This is one of the worst air show tragedies I can recall. http://www.foxnews.com/us/2011/09/1...ng-into-what-caused-deadly-crash-at-air-show/ [h=4]Nevada air race crash[/h] Vintage plane hits spectators; 3 dead iReport: 'Plane crashed in front of me' Pilot built life around love of flight Witness: 'Am I going to die?' [h=1]Death Toll Rises in Air Race Crash[/h] Reno police say at least nine people were killed and dozens injured after 74-year-old pilot lost control of his World War II-era plane and crashed at a Reno air show, as NTSB begins investigation into what caused the accident. PHOTOS: Tragedy at Reno Air Show VIDEO: Deadly Crash Just in: URGENT: Deadly Crash at West Virginia Air Show There have been a lot crashes this year, way more than is usual. All involving WW2 warbirds. Beyond the loss of life, is the loss of history as well. It's a miracle that so many are still flying, but they were never intended to last this long, their airframes long past their shelf life. If they are to continue flying, more care is going to be needed to ensure that they are still safe to fly.