John Craik


Age: 45

longtime residential contractor and owner of the construction company Big John Construction LLC based in Gardnerville, Nevada who had been hospitalized in extremely condition from severe injuries suffered in 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 granstands during the popular annual air show that left nine 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, 1966

Died: September 16, 2011

Reno, Nevada