Officials: Planning On Schedule For Reno Air Races
RENO, Nev. (AP) -- Despite the deadly crash that marred last year's event, officials say planning for September's Reno National Championship Air Races is on schedule pending approval of permits.
But Reno-Tahoe Airport Authority lawyer Ann Morgan warns the usual $100 million liability insurance for the event might not be enough because of last September's P-51 crash that killed pilot Jimmy Leeward and 10 people on the ground.
The Reno Gazette-Journal reports Morgan told a committee of the airport authority board on Thursday that the National Transportation Safety Board's report on the crash and safety recommendations might not be complete before the Sept. 12 beginning of this year's event.
Mike Houghton of the Reno Air Racing Association says planning for the event had to proceed before the NTSB investigation is completed.