NTSB to Release Air Race Safety Regulations

By: AP Email
By: AP Email

RENO, Nev. (AP) - The National Transportation Safety Board is
preparing safety recommendations for the Reno Championship Air
Races following last year's crash that killed 11 people and
injured 70.

The NTSB has scheduled a news conference Tuesday in Reno to
release its recommendations and provide an update on its
investigation into September's P-51 crash that killed pilot Jimmy
Leeward and 10 people on the ground.

Scores of people were seriously injured when the plane crashed
near spectator seating at Reno Stead Airport.

Event organizers say this year's race will be held Sept. 12-16.
Tickets are already being sold, but the Reno Air Racing Association
still needs a waiver from the Federal Aviation Administration and a
permit from the Airport Authority of Washoe County to stage the
event.


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