The B-25 Mitchell “Old Glory” was seriously damaged when it struck an irrigation ditch during an off-airport landing attempt near Stockton, California. The three crewmembers on board were injured and two were taken to the hospital but fortunately their injuries are not life-threatening.
“Old Glory” is North American B-25J Mitchell built in 1944 (serial number 44-28938, registered N7946C). Authorities have already indicated that the cause of the accident was a mechanical failure, and photos show extensive damage to the aircraft.
We wish a speedy recovery to all three crew.