Reno Air Races
Event has struggled since 2011 fatal crash
Organizers of the Reno National Championship Air Races have established a $77 million fund to be distributed to those who suffered injuries or lost family members in last year’s mass-casualty crash in Nevada.
Federal safety regulators are focusing on loose screws in the tail of World War II-era plane modified to race faster than 500 mph as a likely cause of the crash that killed the pilot and 10 others during air races in Nevadalast year.
The Reno Air Races are getting a longer name in a nod to sponsors donating hundreds of thousands of dollars to keep the event alive.
Joe looks at the recent World War II-era stunt plane that crashed into a grandstand near Reno and how it could effect future air races.
NTSB says it’s “too early” to determine what caused crash; event organizers suspect mechanical problem.