WASHINGTON, D.C. — As part of its continuing investigation into the crash of Jimmy Leeward’s P-51D at the National Championship Air Races in Reno, Nevada, the National Transportation Safety Board has opened the public docket, which includes photographs and copies of interviews.
On Sept. 16, 2011, the pilot of the “Galloping Ghost” experienced an upset while turning between pylons 8 and 9 on the race course. The airplane crashed on the ramp in the box seat spectator area. The pilot and 10 spectators were killed and more than 60 others were injured.
The information released is factual in nature and does not provide any analysis, NTSB officials said. Included in the docket are photographs, a video, 47 documents and more than 900 pages, including interview summaries, maintenance records and other documents. The docket material is available here.
Additional material may be added to the docket as it becomes available, NTSB officials said. Analysis of the accident, along with a determination of probable cause, will come later this month when the final report on the investigation is completed.