Safety of popular air shows, races un...

Safety of popular air shows, races under scrutiny

There are 3 comments on the SFGate story from Jan 8, 2012, titled Safety of popular air shows, races under scrutiny. In it, SFGate reports that:

"I just look at them, shake my head and say, `You are absolutely nuts,'" said Houston attorney Tony Buzbee, who represents 16 injured victims and families of people killed at an air race in Reno, Nev., in September.

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Sparks, NV

#1 Jan 8, 2012
You have got to be kidding me, why are these people suing anyone? You go to an air race and a plane falls on you, tough! That's the risk you take. So who are they suing, the pilot or the Reno Air Races or both? This suing thing has ruined America, no one takes responsibility for their own actions or mishaps. Can you honestly tell me the pilot set out to kill or injure anyone? That the Reno Air Races knew this would happen but scheduled it anyway. NO of course not, so therefore it is your responsibility if you choose to spectate a dangerous sport.
Unbelievable people! Make that attorney rich, go for it!
Jefj with a J

Reno, NV

#2 Jan 9, 2012
I was glad to read that the air races were going on as scheduled, and agree that the law suit was gonna happen too. It seems like lawyers will grab at anything to sue, many people feel that the 'Big One' is gonna make them rich and live happily ever after.

I don't think the air race people did anything wrong to cause any of the injuries to the spectators, if changes are made to the way the set up is to make it safer, so be it, it is not much different than the changes in seat belts in cars. I don't see lawyers grabbing at that one... why not? Because they know they can't win.

I will support the air races and have gone many times in the past and will again, to see the planes and to hear the roar of the engines, these guys spend countless hours and a significant amount of money to perfect the craft.

The accident was just that, an accident. Nobody wanted it, no body planned it, it just happened and nobody is at fault.

Get off the sue happy slate and recover.
Dee B

Murphy, NC

#3 Jan 9, 2012
The suers and the solicitors need to get over their greedy selves.

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