Two Killed in Fredericksburg P-51 Crash

A World War II/Korea era fighter plane, a P-51 Mustang, crashed into an apartment parking lot in Fredricksburg on Saturday, killing two people in the plane, News Radio 1200 WOAI reports.

The National Museum of the Pacific War, formerly thee Nimitz Museum in Fredericksburg, confirmed the two deaths and said one of those killed was a veteran.

Nobody was injured on the ground, but officials indicated the several cars were damaged when the plane caught fire on impact.

The P-51D, a long range fighter manufactured by North American Aviation, and was one of the Allies top military planes in the Pacific Theater during WWII.  Future President George H.W. Bush was a Mustang pilot.

The National Transportation Safety Board will investigate the cause of the crash.



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