After Deadly Crash, NTSB Says Race Planes Need More Tests

Law360, New York (April 10, 2012, 7:03 PM EDT) -- The National Transportation Safety Board said Tuesday that a heavily modified World War II-era fighter plane that crashed at a Reno air race in September, killing 11 people, may have been pushed beyond its capabilities, and urged racers do better testing of their planes.

The agency issued recommendations to improve the safety of air races, including better pilot training and more detailed aircraft inspection reports, in the aftermath of the crash at the Reno National Championship Air Races.

Deborah Hersman, the NTSB’s chairwoman, said at a...
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