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Links from the Times for Sept. 22: Gregory Komar epilogue; new Reno plane crash video



A YouTube video shows that five years after a stroke numbed one side of his body, including his bow hand, Gregory Komar can still play.
The fingers of his left hand, unaffected by the stroke, still find every note with utter assurance.


The veteran aviator whose plane slammed into a crowd of Nevada air race spectators at 400 mph had no chance to save his ill-fated flight after likely losing consciousness from acceleration more abrupt and extreme than even what most fighter pilots endure, flying experts said Wednesday. Jimmy Leeward's aircraft shot skyward like a rocket Friday before plunging into spectators at what appeared to be full throttle. The Associated Press released new video of the crash on Wednesday.


[Last modified: Wednesday, September 21, 2011 10:16pm]


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