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Disturbing Footage of 2011 Reno Air Races Crash

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Disturbing Footage of 2011 Reno Air Races Crash

Short | 02:50

It?s September 16, 2011, and the Galloping Ghost, a modified P-51 Mustang, is performing well at the Reno National Championship Air Races. Without warning, it crashes into a crowd of helpless spectators.

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Legendary pilot Jimmy Leeward is determined to make news at the 2011 Reno Air Races by pushing his World War II P-51 Mustang to a record-breaking speed of 500 MPH. He succeeds, but at a tragic cost. Mid-race, Leeward loses control of his plane and crashes, killing himself and ten air show spectators. Witness the shocking crash and aftermath captured on video, then follow the 11-month investigation to determine the cause.

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