Official: Plane problems may have caused NV crash
RENO, Nev. (AP) -- An official says there are indications that mechanical problems caused a World War II-era fighter plane to plunge into the grandstands at a Nevada air show, killing at least three people.
Mike Houghton, president and CEO of Reno Air Races, made the remarks at a news conference hours after the crash in Reno that sent at least 54 people to the hospital.
Killed in the crash was the pilot, 74-year-old movie stunt pilot Jimmy Leeward, and at least two others.
Houghton says it's too early to know for sure what caused the wreck, but said there appeared to be a "problem with the aircraft that caused it to go out of control."