Air Force Officer Lauded For Aid At Nev. Air Crash

By: AP
By: AP

An Air Force Academy instructor is being honored for rushing to the aid of injured spectators after a plane crash killed 11 people at an air race in Nevada last year.

Lt. Col. Ryan Osteroos was at the Reno Air Races in September when the plane crashed into spectators about 200 feet from him.

Osteroos dodged debris but wasn't hurt. He went to the crash scene and began giving first aid and directing ambulance crews.

The Pikes Peak chapter of the Red Cross will give Osteroos its Military Hero award on March 8.

Osteroos is a test pilot who teaches a course in flight test techniques. He took 15 students to the air races to talk to race crews. None of the cadets was injured or witnessed the crash.


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