P51Mstg wrote in post #3928851
I was infront of Merlin's Magic Pit area, so it happened right in front of me (honestly, I thought it was going to happen right on me).
I got 25 frame burst of the crash right after it hit (during the fireball, etc) but nothing before that.
The pics I got were pretty darn graphic (you can see the pilot), so far I haven't seen anything like them on the web. I'm not going to post them either.
that is great that you got pictures like that.
i mean they might be worth sharing to the people in reno.
but wow. i dont think that i could stomach seeing it again. i didnt see the pilot, but my stomach is churning just thinking about it.
but my hubby has seen a lot of this kind of thing happen ( when he was in iraq) and he agreed that it can be a really graphic thing to see, and he said the worst part of it. is that when you pull them out of the wreck, and they are still a live, and during the flight back to an american base/hospital. they are screaming, and there isnt much you can do for them. and he hoped that when he had to go out to do this kind of thing, that the pilot was dead, because that has to be the most painful way to go.
there were a few accident that had happened in iraq like that that my husband had witnessed first hand, so he isnt shaken up about it. but i didnt sleep, i cant eat, i dont feel like letting my kid go to school today.
maybe im just crazy, but this has affected me in a huge way.
i hope that they are safe today, i hope they have revamped how the races should be run. i dont know what they could do. but i know there has to be a way to make it safer for pilots and spectators.