“The National Transportation Safety Board has not yet determined what caused last year’s deadly crash at the Reno National Championship Air Races, but its chairwoman recommended a list of changes on Tuesday that she said would make the races safer for pilots and spectators,” the Reno Gazette Journal is reporting.
“Photos and videos helped the agency determine two things — the sequence of events leading up to the Sept. 16 crash took about 6 seconds and the pilot was unconscious while the plane was still in the air, NTSB chairwoman Debroah Hersman said during a press conference at the Reno-Tahoe International Airport. But more work is needed before they’ll know what caused the P-51 aircraft to fly out of control, she said.
A freelance photographer from Grass Valley, Tim O’Brien, took one of the photos before the crash that was widely circulated in the media.
Exit question: Will O’Brien receive an honor from the Pulitzer Prize board for his photo, which ran in The Union? The Pulitzer’s are announced on Monday.
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