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Pastor says he prayed with people at Reno air race
Pastor says he prayed with people over body after deadly Reno air race crash
By The Associated Press

RENO, Nev. (AP) ' A church pastor says he held hands with people and knelt in prayer over the body of a woman killed in a Nevada air show crash that killed nine people and injured dozens more.

The Rev. Thomas Babu (ba-BOO) recounted his experience Sunday after a moment of silence at St. Michael Catholic Church for victims in the crash at the National Championship Air Races.

The church and its cinderblock steeple are just four blocks from the Reno-Stead Airport, where the Friday crash occurred. When Babu heard about the crash, he went to the scene.

Babu says the church hosted a memorial Saturday for another of the eight spectators killed in the crash of the 1940s-model P-51 Mustang. Pilot Jimmy Leeward also died.

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