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#4369600 - 07/17/17 11:50 AM P-51D Crash, Two Dead  
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“Government has three primary functions. It should provide for military defense of the nation. It should enforce contracts between individuals. It should protect citizens from crimes against themselves or their property. When government-- in pursuit of good intentions tries to rearrange the economy, legislate morality, or help special interests, the cost come in inefficiency, lack of motivation, and loss of freedom. Government should be a referee, not an active player.” - Milton Friedman
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#4369601 - 07/17/17 11:56 AM Re: P-51D Crash, Two Dead [Re: F4UDash4]  
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#4369603 - 07/17/17 12:21 PM Re: P-51D Crash, Two Dead [Re: F4UDash4]  
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very sad, 2nd person was just on for an incentive ride.


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#4369680 - 07/17/17 09:16 PM Re: P-51D Crash, Two Dead [Re: F4UDash4]  
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Oh my.
Very sad news.

Also not many left if they keep falling.

I just found out a couple Mustangs stop at the local air field near me in Mio, Michigan, I came to post about it, and read this thread!!
I was just told they stop every Saturday morning about 8am and go for breakfast while gassing up.
When they leave, they usually do a couple rolls.

I'll be there next Saturday morning, wife will be in Florida.
Just me and the dog......sniffing the wheels.


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#4369683 - 07/17/17 09:23 PM Re: P-51D Crash, Two Dead [Re: Murphy]  
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Originally Posted by Murphy

Also not many left if they keep falling.



I hate the loss of any WWII warbird, but there are 138 flying Mustangs in the US alone and even more being restored to flight condition. And there is a company in California that can build you one from scratch, given a few million bucks.


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#4369684 - 07/17/17 09:27 PM Re: P-51D Crash, Two Dead [Re: F4UDash4]  
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Oh my, the guy at the gas station across from the air field, that told me about it, said he didn't see the name of the plane, but he said it was aluminum with a yellow front.

Jeez, hope it wasn't "Baby Duck".

Yeah, killed two, his passenger was a really sweet looking airport manager.
Died very young.
Not good news, and seems to get worse.......... frown


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#4369687 - 07/17/17 09:47 PM Re: P-51D Crash, Two Dead [Re: Murphy]  
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Originally Posted by Murphy


Jeez, hope it wasn't "Baby Duck".


It was. The tragedy is that "Baby Duck" was an actual combat veteran.


“Government has three primary functions. It should provide for military defense of the nation. It should enforce contracts between individuals. It should protect citizens from crimes against themselves or their property. When government-- in pursuit of good intentions tries to rearrange the economy, legislate morality, or help special interests, the cost come in inefficiency, lack of motivation, and loss of freedom. Government should be a referee, not an active player.” - Milton Friedman
#4369691 - 07/17/17 10:18 PM Re: P-51D Crash, Two Dead [Re: F4UDash4]  
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Very sad. Loss of two lives and one rare warbird.


Good people sleep peaceably in their beds at night only because rough men stand ready to do violence on their behalf.

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#4369701 - 07/17/17 11:57 PM Re: P-51D Crash, Two Dead [Re: F4UDash4]  
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Sad for sure.

Any word on why the crash?


There was only 16 squadrons of RAF fighters that used 100 octane during the BoB.
The Fw190A could not fly with the outer cannon removed.
There was no Fw190A-8s flying with the JGs in 1945.
#4369817 - 07/18/17 04:59 PM Re: P-51D Crash, Two Dead [Re: KraziKanuK]  
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Originally Posted by KraziKanuK
Sad for sure.

Any word on why the crash?

None yet but from the impact and destruction it does not look like it was controlled in any way.


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