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April 11, 2012
News 10 new results for aircraft accident
Reno air race pilot likely incapacitated before crash: safety board
Baltimore Sun
RENO, Nevada (Reuters) – US safety regulators investigating the crash of a World War Two-era plane at a Nevada air race that killed 11 people said on Tuesday they found evidence the pilot exceeded tolerable G-force limits and likely was incapacitated
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Inquiry Into Air-Race Crash Focuses on Modified Planes
Wall Street Journal
a 1940s-vintage fighter likely blacked out from excessive acceleration forces before his out-of-control plane crashed at an air race in Reno, Nev., last fall, killing him and 10 spectators and injuring dozens, federal accident investigators said.
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Wall Street Journal
Nevada: NTSB Suggests Safety Steps After Deadly Crash at Reno Air Show
New York Times
Air race pilots should take their modified aircraft on dry runs before participating in certain types of competitions, and should possibly wear flight suits to help them withstand high gravitational forces, according to the National Transportation
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Plane crash victim’s wife cites error in report (SLIDESHOW)
The Northwest Florida Daily News
One of the few things that looked to have been resolved about the March 15 plane crash that killed Donald Marco and Stanley Bloyer is resolved no longer. Marco’s wife, Susan Marco, denied Tuesday having received a phone call from her husband shortly
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NTSB: Pilot overwhelmed by g-forces in Reno crash
CNN International
"This pilot, in this airplane, had never flown this fast, on this course," Hersman said. Tuesday’s news conference cast strong doubts on at least two widely-held beliefs about the accident. The first was that 74-year-old pilot James "Jimmy" Leeward
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Arizona article on Salinas plane crash
The Salinas Californian
A local Marine was killed in a plane accident Sunday morning after the private plane he was flying crashed near the Salinas, Calif., airport. George Alfred Mellone III, 32, of Yuma, died from blunt force trauma when the single-engine plane he was in
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Local Marine killed in Salinas plane crash
Yuma Sun
BY DARREN DARONCO – SUN STAFF WRITER A local Marine was killed in a plane accident Sunday morning after the private plane he was flying crashed near the Salinas, Calif., airport. George Alfred Mellone III, 32, of Yuma, died from blunt force trauma when
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Reno air race pilot likely incapacitated before crash – safety board
Chicago Tribune
* Panel urges more safety training for pilots * Says no plans to put a stop to air racing By Stephen Ward RENO, Nev., April 10 (Reuters) – US safety regulators investigating the crash of a World War Two-era plane at a Nevada air race that killed 11
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Reno air race crash prompts discussion of new safety measures
Las Vegas Sun
Ward Howes / AP A P-51 Mustang airplane crashes into the edge of the grandstands at the Reno Air show on Friday, Sept. 16, 2011. The World War II-era fighter plane flown by a veteran Hollywood stunt pilot Jimmy Leeward plunged Friday into the edge of
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Las Vegas Sun
NTSB: Don’t stop Air Races, make them safer (VIDEO)
The Union of Grass Valley
RENO — The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) provided an investigative update today, on last year’s crash of a highly modified P-51D airplane at the National Championship Air Races in Reno Nevada. On Sept. 16, 2011, the pilot of the
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