James B. McMichael

 

 

Age: 47

 

Summary: airplane enthusiast who had been hospitalized in extremely critical condition from massive internal injuries and severe burns suffered from the horrific September 16 Reno Air Races plane crash when a vintage World War II-era fighter plane piloted by 74-year-old stunt pilot Jimmy Leeward plunged into a crowd on the grandstands during the popular annual air show that left 10 people killed and more than 70 others seriously injured, in which it became one of the nation's third-deadliest airshow disaster in U.S. history since 1972.

 

 

Cause of Death: Injuries sustained in the airshow disaster

 

Born: January 13, 1964

 

Died: September 18, 2011

 

Location: Reno, Nevada