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 NTSB to Issue Safety Recommendations on Air Races and Provide Investigative Update on 2011 Crash at the Reno Air Races

Washington, DC - On Tuesday, April 10, 2012, the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) will provide an investigative update on the fatal crash of a modified Mustang P-51D airplane during the 2011 National Championship Air Races in Reno, Nevada. The pilot of the P-51D and 10 spectators at the race were killed. During the press conference, the NTSB will release several safety recommendations directly related to improving safety at future National Championship Air Races.

Event: NTSB Press Conference

Date/Time: April 10, 2012, 10 am (PDT)

Location: Reno-Tahoe Airport Authority Board Room located at 2001 East Plumb Lane, Reno, NV. (Second floor of the terminal building)

Participant(s): NTSB Chairman Deborah A.P. Hersman

NOTE: To access the Board Room from the ski statue at the center of the airport lobby, walk towards the Food Court, take the escalators up towards the "B" Security Checkpoint, and enter through the public door immediately behind the escalators.

News media wishing to attend the press conference should park in the "Media Staging Area" located along the center curb, approximately 300' south of the terminal building. Parking is free for media in this area.

News media who wish to broadcast live during or immediately following the press conference may stage satellite trucks along the inner curb, outside baggage claim, just north of the sky bridge. Please note, vehicles may NOT be left unattended in this area.

For media parking questions or to make arrangements to broadcast live from the airport terminal, please contact Brian Kulpin, V.P. of Marketing and Public Affairs at the Airport Authority at 866-237-8961.

The press conference will be webcast live on the NTSB's website. Webcast details will be posted when available.

If you have any questions or concerns on the day of the forum, NTSB's public affairs specialists will be available to assist. For immediate questions, please contact Terry Williams at (202) 314-6100 or

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