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NTSB on scene of Nevada air crash that killed 3

In this 2009 photo, Dan Weatherford, pilot and son of Ed and Ginnie Weatherford of Great Bend, sits in the unfinished cockpit of the P-51 Mustang that crashed at a Reno, Nev., air race Friday. The pilot who was killed in the wreck, Jimmie Leeward, is seen in the background.

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RENO, Nev. (AP) — Federal investigators on Saturday began looking into what caused a 74-year-old pilot to lose control of his World War II-era plane and crash near a VIP section at a Reno air race in an accident that killed three people and sent dozens to the hospital.
National Transportation Safety Board spokesman Terry Williams told The Associated Press Saturday that a team has arrived from Washington to join regional officials. He said it’s too early to say what caused the crash, though event organizers suggested a mechanical problem.
As thousands watched in horror, the P-51 Mustang suddenly pitched ...


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