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Official: Plane problems may have caused NV crash

RENO, NV (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."

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