RENO, Nev. (KRNV & MyNews4.com) — Today, the National Transportation Safety Board released its docket on the Reno Air Races crash last year that killed the pilot and 10 spectators.
The docket contains photographs, a video, 47 documents and more than 900 pages. The docket only contains facts and does not provide an analysis of the crash. According to the NTSB, an analysis along with probable cause will be released later this month while the final report is complete.
Full story, with video, here.
A story by Bob Collins of MPR News provides this summary:
SUMMARY:This 74 year old male accident pilot died of multiple blunt force injuries on September 16, 2011, after the aircraft he was racing crashed into the box seating area killing 10 spectators. During the initial part of the accident sequence, the accident aircraft accelerometer saturated at greater than 9 +Gz in less than one second. His Class 2 medical certificate had been issued 18 months previously with no limitations. No disqualifying medical, psychiatric, drug or alcohol conditions, or medication use were admitted to by the accident pilot or identified by the AME at the time of the examination with the exception of alprostadil (Caverject) used rarely for erectile dysfunction. The AME further noted that the accident pilot seemed to be in good health. The accident pilot did however have hyperlipidemia and an elevated homocysteine level for which he had been prescribed atorvastatin, ezetimibe, aspirin, and Metanx. None of these medications were identified in the postmortem toxicological analysis. Ethanol and methanol were however identified in muscle on postmortem toxicology.
The full story on MPR News can be found, here.