USA: Two killed in P-51 Mustang crash

The P-51 Mustang “Baby Duck” in 2016. (Photo JanetanPhil (CC BY-NC-ND 2.0))

Vlado Lenoch and his passenger Bethany Root were killed in the crash of the P-51 Mustang “Baby Duck” on Sunday, July 16 in Atchison county, Kansas. Vlado Lenoch was a respected member of the warbird community and a member of the Air Force Heritage Flight since its creation in 1997. Bethany Root was general manager at the Amelia Earhart airport in Atchison.

Our thoughts and prayers go to the family and relatives of Vlado Lenoch and Bethany Root.


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    • goflyoz on July 17, 2017 at 3:56 PM
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    Our prayers are with their family, Vlado was a very moving person and great teacher and pilot

    • Mark on July 18, 2017 at 4:21 AM
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    Bethany was an amazing pilot and person. The community is devastated by her loss. She was an integral part of the community as the airport manager and pilot for MacElrain crop dusting. Dean and Annette Ayres of Leavenworth were her dearest friends along with Van and Charlotte VanWormer. I personally will miss her bubbly personality, shinny smile, and great love of flying. Till we meet again…

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