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P-51 Crashes In Chandler AZ  
User currently offline4holer From United States of America, joined Feb 2002, 3040 posts, RR: 9
Posted (4 years 8 months 3 weeks 1 day 12 hours ago) and read 12342 times:

Today a P-51 Lightning crashed at Stellar Airpark in Chandler AZ just south of Phoenix.

http://www.azcentral.com/community/c...shes-chandler-stellar-airpark.html

A hangar caught fire and sadly, 1 person is reported to have been killed. I'd imagine it's the pilot based on the description of the crash in the article.


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User currently offlineboeingfixer From Canada, joined Jul 2005, 534 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (4 years 8 months 3 weeks 1 day 12 hours ago) and read 12319 times:

Quoting 4holer (Thread starter):
Today a P-51 Lightning crashed at....

Ummm... don't you mean Mustang?



Cheers, John YYC
User currently offlineKC135TopBoom From United States of America, joined Jan 2005, 12173 posts, RR: 51
Reply 2, posted (4 years 8 months 3 weeks 1 day 12 hours ago) and read 12298 times:

RIP for the person who was killed, most likely, the Pilot of the P-51 Mustang. The news clip said it was a 1944 P-51 Mustang, which would have made it a "D" model, and the wreckage looks like a P-51D. But then again, it was painted in Olive Green, which was only on the much rarer P-51B model.

There are not that many flyable P-51s of the "B" or "D" model left, but there are more "Ds" than "B"s. Most P-51s surviving today were actually P-51Hs from after WWII.

RIP, my friend.   


User currently offlineboeingfixer From Canada, joined Jul 2005, 534 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (4 years 8 months 3 weeks 1 day 11 hours ago) and read 12267 times:

Quoting KC135TopBoom (Reply 2):
Most P-51s surviving today were actually P-51Hs from after WWII.

Actually the P-51H, or more correctly F-51H, is a rather unique bird and is quite different from the P-51D. There are currently only 3 F-51H's on the US civil registry while there are well over 100 P-51D's registered in the US alone. The P-51D is by far the most numerous version found today.



Cheers, John YYC
User currently offlineHaveBlue From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 2122 posts, RR: 1
Reply 4, posted (4 years 8 months 3 weeks 1 day 11 hours ago) and read 12252 times:

It was this P-51D known as Su Su...



Here's the birds details.

http://mustangsmustangs.net/p-51/survivors/pages/44-84850.shtml

Very sorry to hear a pilot lost his life, sounds like a great individual from what I read on another forums from someone that knows him personally. RIP.



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User currently offlineTeamAmerica From United States of America, joined Sep 2006, 1761 posts, RR: 23
Reply 5, posted (4 years 8 months 3 weeks 1 day 10 hours ago) and read 12243 times:

Quoting HaveBlue (Reply 4):
It was this P-51D known as Su Su..

   You are correct. Very sad.

Quoting KC135TopBoom (Reply 2):
it was painted in Olive Green, which was only on the much rarer P-51B model.

You are mistaken in a couple of ways. Never assume that warbird paint jobs are authentic, because few really are, and during the war standards varied from unit to unit. You could still find O.D. green aircraft of most any description all the way thru to the end of the war...nothing odd about a P-51D in green.

Edit: please note the national insignia...that red stripe was strictly post-war. No way is that a 1944 paint scheme.

[Edited 2010-03-11 16:07:50]


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User currently offlineTeamAmerica From United States of America, joined Sep 2006, 1761 posts, RR: 23
Reply 6, posted (4 years 8 months 3 weeks 1 day 10 hours ago) and read 12236 times:

Here's another view:



The USAF on the wing places this paint scheme at 1948 or later. Just saying the paint scheme is not a reliable way to identify an aircraft like this.



Failure is not an option; it's an outcome.
User currently offline4holer From United States of America, joined Feb 2002, 3040 posts, RR: 9
Reply 7, posted (4 years 8 months 3 weeks 1 day 6 hours ago) and read 12079 times:

Quoting boeingfixer (Reply 1):
Ummm... don't you mean Mustang?

Of course. Not sure why I had that on my mind.



Ghosts appear and fade away.....................
User currently offlineKPDX From United States of America, joined Dec 2005, 2774 posts, RR: 2
Reply 8, posted (4 years 8 months 3 weeks 1 day 3 hours ago) and read 11948 times:

NOOOOOOOOOOOOOO! My favorite Mustang.....  

RIP to the pilot...



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User currently offlineallegro From United States of America, joined Mar 2009, 236 posts, RR: 1
Reply 9, posted (4 years 8 months 3 weeks 16 hours ago) and read 11689 times:

RIP to the pilot who as provided me with hours of enjoyment watching it fly around my neighborhood (I live in Chandler) .. have seen this plane often in my spotting .. so VERY SAD!!

God speed!



Flown on: DC-3, DC-8, DC-9, DC-10, MD-11, MD-80, MD-90, 707, 717, 727, 737, 747, 757, 767, 777, A300, A310, A320, A330,
User currently offlineKUGN From United States of America, joined Jul 2000, 615 posts, RR: 6
Reply 10, posted (4 years 8 months 3 weeks 13 hours ago) and read 11563 times:

Pilot was Nazzi Hirani, well known in the area. He flew his Mustang five days earlier on Cactus Fly-In in Casa Grande, AZ.

http://lh6.ggpht.com/_EDUzeSoZ1sw/S5...ARLE/QkAsEQIqVcs/s800/DSC_1469.JPG

http://lh3.ggpht.com/_EDUzeSoZ1sw/S5...AReA/OsgAki1FEdc/s800/DSC_2002.JPG

http://lh5.ggpht.com/_EDUzeSoZ1sw/S5...AReE/H2qWmWWxAlU/s800/DSC_2005.JPG

http://lh3.ggpht.com/_EDUzeSoZ1sw/S5...AReM/3r5RPRV3vgQ/s800/DSC_2010.JPG


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