What Went Wrong at the Reno Air Races – P-51 Crash – Popular Mechanics

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Today the National Transportation Safety Board released its first report on the Reno Air Race crash that killed P-51 pilot Jimmy Leeward and 10 others. We did our own digging, talking to racers and crew members with years of experience at Reno about what went wrong. A small flap’s failure probably caused this deadly crash—but the accident could have been much worse.

via What Went Wrong at the Reno Air Races – P-51 Crash – Popular Mechanics.

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  1. There is video of the crash — it’s a little disturbing.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QWxM9H6DXck