NTSB Press Release

National Transportation Safety Board
Office of Public Affairs

NTSB to Meet on 2011 Reno Air Race Accident

August 23, 2012

WASHINGTON - The National Transportation Safety Board will hold a Board meeting to determine the probable cause of the accident that occurred during the 2011 National Championship Air Races in Reno, Nevada.

On September 16, 2011, an experimental, vintage P-51D Mustang aircraft, The Galloping Ghost, crashed into the spectator box seating area during the Reno Air Races. As a result, the pilot and 10 people on the ground were killed and more than 60 others were injured.

Event: Board Meeting

Date/Time: Monday, August 27, 2012, 9:30 a.m. (EST)

Location: NTSB Board Room and Conference Center
429 L'Enfant Plaza, SW
Washington, DC 20594

Participants: NTSB Board Members

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NTSB Media Contact:
Office of Public Affairs
490 L'Enfant Plaza, SW
Washington, DC 20594
(202) 314-6100
Terry Williams



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.