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September 19th, 2011
10:25 AM ET

Two deadly accidents raise questions about the saftey of air shows

Nine people were killed and nearly 70 were injured at an air show in Reno, Nevada this past Friday after a pilot lost control of his vintage plane during an air race and plummeted toward thousands of spectators.

Another accident occurred on Saturday, when the pilot of an aircraft taking part in a West Virginia show was killed when his plane plunged into a runway and exploded.

Mark Rosekind, National Transportation Safety Board member, weighs in on these accidents on American Morning today, explaining whether or not there are enough regulation at these air shows and if they are safe events.


Filed under: Air show • Saftey