Tag Archive: North American P-51 Mustang

Oct 02 2016

One dead and one injured in Mustang crash in the UK

A P-51D Mustang crashed this Sunday afternoon in Topcroft near Norwich in the United-Kingdom. The passenger, a man in his eighties, was killed in the crash. The pilot was seriously injured and was airlifted to the hospital. The accident aircraft is P-51D Mustang “Janie”, owned and operated by Maurice Hammond from Hardwick the former RAF …

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Jun 16 2016

Videos: First flight for Collings Foundation’s TF-51 “Toulouse Nuts”

Videos: Gary Norville via Facebook The Collings Foundation’s TF-51 Mustang “Toulouse Nuts” has made its first post-restauration flight. It is one of only three surviving TF-51 Mustangs, and is painted in its original markings of the 167th Fighter Squadron of the West Virginia Air Guard in the 1950s. Sources: Florida Warbirds Collings Foundation  

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Feb 06 2016

Two killed in P-51 Mustang “Big Beautiful Doll” crash in Arizona

Two people were killed yesterday in the crash of the North American P-51D Mustang N351BD “Big Beautiful Doll” near Maricopa, Arizona. The pilot has been identified as Jeff Pino, former president of Sikorsky Aircraft Corporation and owner of the aircraft since May 2014. The identity of the passenger has not been revealed. Witnesses reported hearing …

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Feb 04 2016

P-51C Mustang “Tuskegee Airmen” damaged in wheels-up landing

The P-51C Mustang “Tuskegee Airmen” of the Commemorative Air Force’s Red Tail Squadron was damaged in a wheels-up landing yesterday in Dallas. Pilot and Unit Leader Bill Shepard walked away from the accident unhurt. The restaured aircraft made its first flight in 2001 and was used to honour the memory of the Tuskegee airmen. In …

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Sep 11 2015

P-51 Mustang racer “Precious Metal” heavily damaged by fire

The P-51 Mustang racer “Precious Metal”, heavily modified for racing, was seriously damaged by fire after refuelling on 8 September. Pilot Thom Richard was able to leave the aircraft unharmed, but the Mustang was badly damaged before fire units could respond. Following this accident, the numerous messages of support received by the Precious Metal team …

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Aug 14 2015

360×180° video of Heritage Flight P-51 Mustang and F-22 Raptor formation

If you haven’t seen this yet on Warbirds News, chances are you’ll love it. This remarkable video by Lyle Jansma allows the viewer (if his browser permits it) to immerse in a Heritage Flight comprising a P-51 Mustang and F-22 Raptor. Start the video, and drag the image around to see what it’s all about. …

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Mar 09 2015

Lt Col Dean Hess ✝

Lieutenant Colonel Dean Hess, who died on March 2, 2015 aged 97, was a Disciples of Christ Church minister who enlisted after the Pearl Harbor attack and flew 63 combat missions on the P-47 Thunderbolt during World War II. He was recalled to active duty in 1948 and saw further action during the Korean War. …

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Oct 28 2013

Reno racer P-51 “Strega” for sale

Photo tataquax (CC BY-SA 2.0)

Eleven-time Reno Air Races winner P-51 “Strega” is for sale or available for corporate championship, according to this article by Warbirds News. Strega was a strong contender for victory in the 2013 races in Reno but was ultimately disqualified after cutting the showline. Read the full article here.

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Oct 24 2013

Two killed in P-51 Mustang “Galveston Gal” crash

Photo Arturo Yee (CC BY 2.0)

The P-51D Mustang “Galveston Gal”, owned and operated for recreational flights by the Lone Star Flight Museum, crashed today in the Gulf of Mexico. The pilot and his passenger were killed in the accident. Fishermen alerted the US Coast Gaurd after witnessing the aircraft plunging in the water. Search and rescue team later found the …

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May 31 2013

Doug Matthews sets several records flying a P-51 Mustang

The P-51D Mustang "The Rebel". (Photo D. Miller (CC BY 2.0))

On May 23, Palm Beach-resident  Doug Matthews set several aeronautical records at the controls of his P-51D Mustang “The Rebel”. The records included time to reach altitudes of 9,000 m (approx. 30,000 ft, reached in 18 minutes) and 12,000 m (approx. 40,000 ft, in 31 minutes), as well as altitude records: 40,100 ft in level …

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Jun 14 2012

Collings Foundation’s A-36 flies again

An A-36 Apache/Invader in North Africa. (Photo USAF)

An A-36 Apache, the dive-bomber variant of the P-51 Mustang, flew again on June 13th at New Symrna Beach. The aircraft belongs to the Collings Foundation and was restored by American Aero Services. Source: Florida Warbirds Weblog

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Sep 17 2011

Reno Air Races cancelled after deadly crash

"The Galloping Ghost" at the 2010 Reno Air races (Photo Photobunny (CC BY-NC-ND 2.0))

(Updated 09/19/11 @ 23:07) The heavily modified P-51 “The Galloping Ghost”, flown by 74 year-old veteran racer Jimmy Leeward, crashed in Reno yesterday at 4:20 PM, very close to the crowd. According to a recent police report, the pilot was killed upon impact and six spectators were killed by projected debris. Another two died from their …

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Sep 15 2011

Reno: Steven Hinton qualifies at 499 mph

Steven Hinton, Unlimited Class champion in 2009 and 2010 at the Reno Air Races, qualified on Monday at 499.160 mph, flying the highly modified P-51 “Strega”. More information about Strega can be found on the Team Strega Website.

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Jul 12 2011

Video: BBC interviews Rob Davies after Duxford collision

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Jul 12 2011

Duxford collision: videos and photos

Unsurprisingly, the collision between P-51 “Big Beautiful Doll” and Skyraider F-AZDP was filmed and photographed by dozens of people. I’ll be posting some of the most interesting ones here if I have permission to do so, or just links when I don’t.

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