September 2, 2014
RENO, Nev. (AP) - The National Transportation Safety Board has
announced plans to hold a hearing in Washington D.C. next month on
the safety of air races and air shows.
NTSB spokesman Terry Williams tells The Associated Press the hearing is "not directly related" to the Sept. 16 crash that killed 11 people and injured more than 70 at the National Air Race Championships in Reno.
He said on Friday the NTSB has investigated a number of fatal incidents at air races and air shows over the years and decided it was time to review them as a whole. He says Reno is the only place where air races of this type still take place.
Williams says NTSB Chairman Deborah Hersman and all five board
members plan to participate in the hearing Jan. 10.