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Northern Nevada Reels From 3 Major Tragedies

RENO, Nev. (AP) — Northern Nevadans are taking a breath a week after a plane crash killed a pilot and 10 spectators at the national air races in Reno.

A public memorial is planned Sunday evening at a park near the Truckee River. City officials plan to plant and dedicate a tree to the victims of the Sept. 16th crash that also seriously injured 70 people.

Reno Air Races Director Mike Houghton says he’s at a loss for words to describe the public outpouring of support for the victims’ families and friends.

It’s the third time in three months the region has been in mourning. Five people died in an Amtrak crash east of Reno in June. Five were killed and six more hurt in a shooting at a Carson City IHOP Sept. 6.

 

Copyright 2011 The Associated Press.

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