NTSB Press Release

National Transportation Safety Board
Office of Public Affairs

NTSB launches team to investigate aviation accident in Reno, NV

September 17 2011

The National Transportation Safety Board is launching a Go-Team to an aviation accident that occurred yesterday afternoon at the Reno Air Race in Reno, Nevada.

Howard Plagens will serve as the Investigator-in-Charge of the team. NTSB Board Member Mark Rosekind is accompanying the team and will serve as the principal spokesman during the on-scene phase of the investigation.

Public Affairs Officer Terry Williams is also accompanying the team; he can be reached on-scene at 202-557-1350.


NTSB Media Contact: Terry N. Williams
(202) 314-6100 (In Washington)



The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) is an independent federal agency charged with determining the probable cause
of transportation accidents, promoting transportation safety, and assisting victims of transportation accidents and their families.