The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) is faulting deteriorated locknut inserts found in a “highly modified” World War II-era North American P-51D for the Sept. 16, 2011, crash during the National Championship Air Races in Reno, Nev. The crash, which killed the pilot and 10 other people on the ground and caused and injuries to 60 other people, captured national attention and has led to evaluations of the safety of experimental aircraft and air racing, along with alterations of ...


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