P-51 accident at OshKosh

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  1. evangilder

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    Just got word of an accident involving 2 P-51 Mustangs at OshKosh today. So far, I have heard one fatality. More details to follow...
     
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    From the OshKosh news:
     
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    Wow that really stinks, I wonder how that will affect the rest of the event's. I wonder what two mustangs they were.
     
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    what a total shame and waste......so sorry to hear this and yes we will find out just which pilots and warbirds in the very near days.....

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    I just turned on the TV, showed one mustang, couldnt quite see it or marking. Im sure it will be a hot topic tommorrow when I go back to the airshow.
     
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    Sad, very sad. :cry:
     
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    The local news showed one P-51 up on its nose, Looked like the body was aluminum in color with D Day markings.
     
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    It was just announced in the news today on the two aircraft involved. They where Precious Metal from the movie Races at Reno and the other was the Mustang STANG. My condolences to the families involved. Below are two pictures of these war birds from my collection.
     

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    Sad to hear it. Do you know where the airplanes were based out of? I am not familiar with either of those 2.
     
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    Off hand no, I met the owner of the mustang Precious Metal at last years airshow. This mustang was not a warbird in the normal sense. It was build as a 1 for 1 from scratch off the orginal blue prints for a P-51a mustang with an orginal allison engine. This mustang was around a year to a year and a half old. Sad to say I do not rember his name nor do I know if he was flying at the time of todays accident.

    Stang I know next to nothing other then from what Ive heard in years past was that it flew regulary at reno.
     
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    This story gets worse, one of the local stations just reported that this is a father and son team. The do not know which one lived and vice versa.

    This really sucks!!!!!!
     
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    OMG! That would be horrible.
     
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    Unfu*kinbelieveable... Wonder if any vid clips will surface.... My sincere respect goes out to the family...
     
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    I bet there will be video of it. I know some guys got some pictures today.

    Here is a video with the eyewitnesses and shots of the scene.
    Oshkosh Northwestern
     
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    Such a same, seems like lots of crashes this year. I saw the one that had the landing gear collapse. News is actually wrong. They missed the collision last year of a TBF colliding with a private plane killing one in the private plane.
     
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