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Was This P-51 Mustang Modified to the Point of Instability?

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Investigators discover that the Galloping Ghost, the plane that crashed at the Reno Air Races on September 16, 2011, had its wings modified to make it faster. Was this a factor in its loss of control?

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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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