NTSB Sets Hearing on Air Races, Air Shows

The five board members will participate in the Jan. 10 hearing in Washington, D.C. The agency continues to investigate the Sept. 16 crash during a race in Reno that killed 11 people and injured 74 others.

The National Transportation Safety Board announced it will hold a hearing Jan. 10 in Washington about safety at air races and air shows. All five board members will participate, and they will gather information on the safety regulations and oversight as these events are planned and executed; regulators, aviation organizations, industry groups, and airport authorities will be questioned about safety procedures, and protocols.

The agenda and lineup of participants has not yet been posted.

NTSB continues to investigate the Sept. 16 crash of a vintage P-51D Mustang aircraft at the Reno Air Races in Reno, Nev., which killed the pilot and 10 people on the ground. The high-speed crash injured 74 people, 66 of them seriously, according to the board's preliminary report.

The aircraft crashed about 4:26 p.m. PDT while being flown in the Reno National Championship Air Races. The Federal Aviation Administration and the Reno Air Race Association are parties to the NTSB's investigation.

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