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In Texas, the plane crashed P-51D since the Second World War

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The North American P-51D Mustang fighter from World War II crashed in Frederiksberg (Texas, USA). Two people on board died, according to the publication KXAN.




The plane fell into the parking lot next to the residential complex. Several cars are damaged. The incident happened on Saturday at about three o'clock in the afternoon.

According to an eyewitness to the crash of Robin Walper, it was obvious that something was wrong with the plane. He tried to plan, but then fell into a tailspin and rushed to the ground. In this case, the engine did not work. At least it was not audible.

The plane fell into the parking area. Police, doctors and firefighters quickly arrived at the scene. However, it was not possible to save the people aboard the fighter.



The National Museum reported the publication that the aircraft took part in an event dedicated to the Pacific theater of military operations of the Second World War.

One of the dead was a war veteran.

According to the representative of the museum, the P-51 fighters played a large role in World War II: they accompanied the bombers during combat missions, fought enemy planes, and conducted reconnaissance operations. In general, they have done a tremendous job, he added.

P-51 - long-range fighter. First flew in October 1940 of the year. Developed by North American by order of the British government. Production aircraft began to operate in the 1942 year. Were in service with the US Air Force, Britain and Poland. Years of production - 1941-1951. Total was released about 17 thousand units. The latest samples were decommissioned in the 1984 year.
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https://ru.wikipedia.org, https://twitter.com/ravenambers
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  1. bouncyhunter
    bouncyhunter 18 November 2018 10: 21
    +24
    It is a pity that the current WWII sample crashed. Condolences to the families of the victims.
    1. Herald of the Revolution
      Herald of the Revolution 18 November 2018 10: 37
      +11
      Quote: bouncyhunter
      It’s a pity that the current WWII sample crashed

      especially this saddens "One of the victims was a war veteran."
      1. bouncyhunter
        bouncyhunter 18 November 2018 10: 40
        +5
        Quote: Herald of Revia
        especially this saddens "One of the victims was a war veteran."

        Yes, unfortunately there are less and less veterans every year ...
        1. Shurik70
          Shurik70 18 November 2018 19: 29
          +1
          The war is still killing.
          Sorry for the pilots, especially the veteran.
      2. megafair
        megafair 24 November 2018 22: 34
        0
        Quote: Herald of Revia
        especially this saddens "One of the victims was a war veteran."

        Veteran of what war? Vietnamese? When poisonous "Orange" watered Vietnamese villages with children, women and old people? Are you sorry? But I do not...
    2. ANCIENT
      ANCIENT 18 November 2018 10: 41
      +6
      Paul hi -good afternoon hi this museum exhibit showed itself in the war good I join your condolences hi
    3. sabakina
      sabakina 18 November 2018 10: 44
      +2
      Quote: bouncyhunter
      It is a pity that the current WWII sample crashed. Condolences to the families of the victims.

      Pash, join. Pokryshkin flew on the Aero Cobra. The current generation is probably not that .... Can’t ....
      1. Tarhan
        Tarhan 18 November 2018 16: 09
        -2
        Pokryshkin flew on the Aero Cobra.

        The secret to the effectiveness of Pokryshkin, 59 downed planes.

        The Aero Cobra had powerful weapons - a 37 mm cannon, a 20 mm cannon, two 12,7 mm machine guns, four 7,62 mm machine guns. For each gun there was a separate electric launch, one electric launch for two heavy machine guns. And one or two electric starters for four 7,62 mm machine guns.

        Pokryshkin brought all the individual electropusches into one electric trigger. And when he pressed the trigger the Cobra truly spewed out powerful fiery poison. Pokryshkin recalled that the Messers did not fall, smoking, to the ground, but in the air fell to pieces.
        1. Tarhan
          Tarhan 18 November 2018 21: 25
          -2
          No. Here explain, minus for what? Well, if you want to put at least ten, but explain what you do not agree with. There may be several disagreements.

          1. The pilot Pokryshkin was not in kind.
          2. He was, but did not fly on the Aero Cobra.
          3. He flew, but did not bring down 59 aircraft.
          4. Shot down, but not with fire, but with a battering ram.
          5. Shot down by fire, but did not translate the electric trigger on one trigger.

          The minus one select one of the reasons and write. Then everything will be clear.
          1. 2329 Carpenter
            2329 Carpenter 18 November 2018 21: 52
            0
            Tarkhan, I didn’t minus you, but: explain, in what place did Cobra have 20 mm? For all that, on D and on the 400th Pokryshkin did not fly.
            1. Tarhan
              Tarhan 19 November 2018 08: 18
              +1
              For all that, on D and on the 400th Pokryshkin did not fly.

              "On April 9, 1943, during his very first flight on a new aircraft" Airacobra "with the tail number" 100 ", with the call sign" White Sotka ", Pokryshkin shot down Bf 109".
              "Of the famous Soviet aces, Amet-Khan Sultan, G. Rechkalov, N. Gulaev, V. Fadeev, P. Kutakhov (who later became Air Marshal and Deputy Minister of Defense of the USSR) fought on the P-39. Three times Hero of the Soviet Union A. I. Pokryshkin, who also flew the Aircobra, scored 48 of his 59 aerial victories on this plane, and 11 of the 27 fighter pilots who were twice Hero of the Soviet Union fought on it. "

              where was the cobra at 20 mm?

              Usually, you need to view such data yourself. But, a 37 or 20 mm gun was located in the center of the bow. Above it are two 12,7 mm machine guns. On the wings on both sides, two 7,62 mm machine guns.
              1. 2329 Carpenter
                2329 Carpenter 20 November 2018 20: 18
                0
                So here I am, if it’s specifically for Pokryshkin: there were no 20-graph paper on his airplanes. This gun was mounted on modifications P-39D and P-400. They mainly fought in the North.
          2. Alex20042004
            Alex20042004 19 November 2018 19: 42
            +1
            I gave you a minus. It is useless to explain something to idiots. My friend, in this case, always said that do..ka teach, just stupid hell!
            1. Tarhan
              Tarhan 19 November 2018 20: 04
              -2
              I gave you a minus.

              Well done, that said. But again he said that he had set only the minus, but, as I understood, there were no brains. And what can be refuted in a comment?

              And this, I see, you completely raped your chord. After all, it is intended only for chemotaxis, thermotaxis, phototaxis. Don’t joke with this, the stupor of the chord will come, and you will forget the alphabet.

              This is the words of your friend. If you suddenly overcome what chord and taxis are, then you will understand that I rubbed you without a friend.

              Yes, and I’ll put you a plus for the tension of the answer.
    4. Thunderbolt
      Thunderbolt 18 November 2018 11: 50
      -5
      Quote: bouncyhunter
      Condolences to the families of the victims.

      To give you the exact addresses of the mourners in sorrow, so that you sent your condolences to the exact address. Belorus, when the next one is open, the Old Ones are discussed, so the head of the order is silent, the tongue is thrust there. And here, hello please, the Americans .... I’m crying out with such a cock, and the day will pass. The only point, master, is not that you blasphemed America in every way. We know this without you, we are more important to Belarus’s loyalty to alliance duty. But there are big and very big doubts on this root issue. Tversky’s flood constantly fines, hanging bans, I bring to this person that the Texan was filled with Belarusian gasoline, he let him in toga. Is it normal, Victor, or will you find a squiggle in this place to ban?
      1. Vinnibuh
        Vinnibuh 18 November 2018 17: 20
        +1
        It is necessary to have a snack (s)
        1. Thunderbolt
          Thunderbolt 18 November 2018 17: 27
          -2
          Quote: Vinnibuh
          It is necessary to have a snack (s)

          so don’t drink, what is the problem with you?
          1. Doliva63
            Doliva63 18 November 2018 18: 02
            +2
            Quote: Thunderbolt
            Quote: Vinnibuh
            It is necessary to have a snack (s)

            so don’t drink, what is the problem with you?

            Judging by the post, you have problems.
            1. Thunderbolt
              Thunderbolt 18 November 2018 21: 56
              0
              do not judge and will not be judged, Mr. Intelligence Commander of the Order
  2. gunnerminer
    gunnerminer 18 November 2018 10: 24
    -27
    It is impossible to bring down striking planes over the Syrian bridgehead, since at least this old collapse was damaged.
    1. ANCIENT
      ANCIENT 18 November 2018 10: 42
      +11
      I won’t put Murad-minus, but, you wrote obvious rubbish fool
    2. Piramidon
      Piramidon 18 November 2018 11: 15
      +9
      Did you dance at the grave?
      1. AUL
        AUL 18 November 2018 11: 26
        +6
        Murad, you also need to know how to troll! And you have it somehow clumsy, ineptly!
        1. gunnerminer
          gunnerminer 18 November 2018 11: 32
          -13
          They pushed him off with a statement about the deployment of the S-300 air defense system on the Syrian bridgehead. And complaints of cruel air raids took place.
          1. Piramidon
            Piramidon 18 November 2018 13: 27
            +3
            Not tired here with shovels to scatter your manure, or already bought a car?
      2. gunnerminer
        gunnerminer 18 November 2018 11: 38
        -9
        They danced at the grave and did not draw conclusions from the events of 24.11.2015.
    3. 210ox
      210ox 18 November 2018 11: 37
      +6
      This "old crumbling" was at one time the best escort fighter. And the fact that a World War II veteran died there does not bother you? And I will not minus. You just have no conscience.
      1. gunnerminer
        gunnerminer 18 November 2018 11: 40
        -12
        -Death the veteran of World War II, doesn’t it touch you? -


        I am touched by the exotic with the placement of the S-300 air defense system on the Syrian bridgehead, with subsequent complaints about the brutality of the Coalition Air Force. It's like standing with a dagger in your hand and resenting the beatings of bazaar hats.
        1. Vlvl
          Vlvl 18 November 2018 12: 53
          +1
          What does the s-300 have to do with the dead civilians, with the support of the opposition army coalition, during the IS bombing? And the plane of the Second World War?
      2. gunnerminer
        gunnerminer 18 November 2018 11: 41
        -3
        -death a World War II veteran-

        You think about your remaining veterans and their living conditions. An American veteran received a decent pension and medical care.
  3. Altona
    Altona 18 November 2018 10: 28
    +6
    A good aircraft, in principle, is often used in virtual games. Grandfathers and veterans of the Air Force usually sit at the controls of such rarities. Condolences to the victims of this tragedy ..
  4. ANCIENT
    ANCIENT 18 November 2018 10: 38
    +1
    maybe the veteran was piloting, in flight it became bad, p soldier la car, in the war our pilots praised him
    1. AUL
      AUL 18 November 2018 11: 28
      0
      It is not clear where the two came from. UTI?
      1. Piramidon
        Piramidon 18 November 2018 12: 37
        +1
        Quote: AUL
        It is not clear where the two came from. UTI?

        Several P-51Vs were turned into two-seater training vehicles. The second cabin, in which the instructor sat, was located in the place of the fuselage gas tank. The P-51V-based "twin" did not get widespread, since they also suffered from excessive rear alignment and were difficult to fly.
        http://www.airwar.ru/enc/fww2/p51.html
    2. 210ox
      210ox 18 November 2018 11: 47
      +2
      Did ours really fly on Mustangs.? You probably confused with the Aircobra
    3. Narak-zempo
      Narak-zempo 18 November 2018 13: 24
      +1
      Quote: ANCIENT
      during the war our pilots praised him

      During the war, ours could not praise him - "Mustangs" were not supplied to the USSR.
      1. RL
        RL 18 November 2018 16: 15
        +1
        A minimum of 10 (used in RAF) North American P-51 Mustang Mk Is were delivered to the Soviet Union under the Lend-Lease program. For the reason: "they are not machines that surpass modern Soviet fighters in flight performance" were not accepted into service. Then they also repaired the P-51 Mustangs left by the Americans at the airfield in Poltava after the shuttle flights of American bombers (Operation Frantic). These P-51s were used by the Soviet Air Force, but did not take part in the fighting.
  5. RL
    RL 18 November 2018 10: 44
    +2
    Actually, the North American P-51 Mustang served in the Air Force of 55 states, approximately. This is an article.
    1. shura7782
      shura7782 18 November 2018 12: 00
      0
      Robert Adam, I did not know that the Polish Air Force had Mustangs. Do you have any details on this?
      1. RL
        RL 18 November 2018 14: 03
        +1
        On the avatar, I have not the Polish flag, but the battle flag of the Czech squad, which arose in Russia in 1914 and consisted of Czechoslovak volunteers living in Russia. It was created to fight the Austro-Hungarians and Germans in the First World War. The first battle in the Russian army on November 14, 1914. By the way, the banner was two-sided. On the other hand, the Russian tricolor.
      2. RL
        RL 18 November 2018 14: 32
        +1
        The Polish Air Force (Polskie Siły Powietrzne) flew the P-51 during World War II, but only as part of the British RAF with British and Polish identification marks.
  6. gurzuf
    gurzuf 18 November 2018 10: 45
    +2
    People and equipment are a pity.
  7. irazum
    irazum 18 November 2018 10: 53
    +1
    Too bad condolences to families. It seems to me that the operation of such rare technology should seriously tighten the requirements. There were only a few such aircraft, and even in flight condition. The next generation will not see them in the air. Very sorry for the pilots ...
  8. Larum
    Larum 18 November 2018 10: 54
    0
    It's a pity for both people and the plane.
    There are many of them, they often fight, transmit ...
  9. A.
    A. 18 November 2018 11: 21
    -1
    It is a pity that not fu 35.
    1. gunnerminer
      gunnerminer 18 November 2018 11: 42
      0
      Even if the F-35s fall daily, their deaths will take a year.
      1. shura7782
        shura7782 18 November 2018 12: 01
        +2
        Quote: gunnerminer
        Even if the F-35s fall daily, their deaths will take a year.

        Year, this is not a deadline.
        1. gunnerminer
          gunnerminer 18 November 2018 12: 15
          -2
          It depends on what angle you look.
          1. shura7782
            shura7782 18 November 2018 13: 07
            0
            Quote: gunnerminer
            It depends on what angle you look.

            Perpendicularly. yes
  10. Ros 56
    Ros 56 18 November 2018 12: 41
    +1
    It's a pity of course people and a beautiful and powerful aircraft. Apparently experience was not enough for the pilot. But why are two on board unclear, is it a single-seat aircraft?
    1. irazum
      irazum 18 November 2018 13: 44
      0
      By the way, a question. I don't know anything about two-seater Mustangs either.
      1. Alex_You
        Alex_You 18 November 2018 14: 24
        0
        We wrote above that there were two-month Mustangs. And that because of the 2nd place, the plane was difficult to control.
  11. Sands Careers General
    Sands Careers General 18 November 2018 12: 44
    0
    It is a pity of course, both people and the plane.
    If the deceased was a World War II veteran, and flew on such an airplane, then such a philosophical question arises, is this a delayed death? War lasted for decades?
  12. The whistle
    The whistle 18 November 2018 12: 46
    -3
    Nefig to fly, as Stalin said "For the supplies to the USA, the USSR paid with blood!"
    It’s not a pity when in Europe the monuments to the dead hundreds of thousands of Soviet soldiers are demolished, there is tacit support in your USA. soldier
  13. av58
    av58 18 November 2018 13: 14
    +1
    Very sorry. People died, including a veteran, and a unique plane was lost. Any 2MV car is priceless.
  14. Fitter65
    Fitter65 18 November 2018 13: 32
    +1
    The North American P-51D Mustang fighter crashed during World War II. Two people on board died

    I feel sorry for people. Of course Mustang himself is of historical value, and they demonstrated how people fought against Nazism ... Eternal memory to the fighters against Nazism!
  15. RL
    RL 18 November 2018 14: 19
    +1
    This mustang has been redone for the double version. Carry and veterans for free on solemn days and all comers. The pilot was experienced. The plane returned from a show that took place in the area of ​​the People's Museum of the Pacific War. A veteran of World War II was a passenger.
    I offer a photo of the same plane that crashed.
  16. RL
    RL 18 November 2018 14: 36
    0
    Nor can I insert a photo.
    1. RL
      RL 18 November 2018 14: 45
      0
      Photos here:
      https://www.worldwarbirdnews.com/2018/11/18/two-killed-in-p-51d-mustang-pecos-bill-crash-in-texas/
    2. shura7782
      shura7782 18 November 2018 14: 45
      0
      Put a checkmark on the desired photo (lower left corner in the picture), then lower it to the bottom (insert the selected one). Good luck wink
  17. RL
    RL 18 November 2018 14: 49
    +1

    It may have happened. Thank.
  18. engineer74
    engineer74 18 November 2018 15: 26
    0
    Sadly, however, condolences ...
    PS The animal grin of capitalism - a war veteran earned money on a valuable museum exhibit ...
  19. Rusfaner
    Rusfaner 18 November 2018 15: 40
    +2
    Sorry for the plane and the pilots!
    "Cut off" the engine, keep the speed! - the pilot forgot from excitement ...
    We wrote above that because of the second place, the plane acquired a rear centering - in this case, when planning it is easy to break into a tailspin.
    1. Doliva63
      Doliva63 18 November 2018 18: 11
      0
      Quote: Rusfaner
      Sorry for the plane and the pilots!
      "Cut off" the engine, keep the speed! - the pilot forgot from excitement ...
      We wrote above that because of the second place, the plane acquired a rear centering - in this case, when planning it is easy to break into a tailspin.

      Apparently, it happened.
  20. akudr48
    akudr48 20 November 2018 09: 16
    0
    At least one flight copy of the aircraft of the Great Patriotic War remained in Russia, out of tens of thousands of IL-2, Yak-3, La-5, Tu-4, not to mention earlier ones? They are even in museums once or twice and miscalculated ...

    This is also the difference in relation to historical memory between them and us.