WII plane crash news doesn't come up very often, but it did Wednesday (Oct. 23) in Texas. The WWII plane crash involved a P-51 Mustang owned by a Texas museum. According to a report from Fox News, it went down in shallow water near Galveston, killing both people on board.
There was reportedly no contact with air-traffic controllers when the P-51 went down, as confirmed by Federal Aviation Administration spokesman Lynn Lunsford. This makes it quite a mystery about why it went down, including whether the two people on board died on impact. The P-51 was found in shallow water that was about four feet deep.
It was the captain of a boat that saw what happened, notifying authorities from the deck of a charter boat that he had seen the WWII plane crash take place. It then took about an hour for emergency crews to find the wreckage before they were able to recover the bodies.
This is considered an ongoing investigation as local authorities and the FAA try to piece together what happened in the moments before the P-51 went down. With several different witnesses near the scene, there is likely more information to be disseminated soon.
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