Tribute to Galveston Gal 10-23-2013

A tribute to the Fallen warbird “Galveston Gal

The vintage P-51D Mustang crashed shortly before noon. It was a a plane operated by the Lone Star Flight Museum.

The Coast Guard reported the captain of a charter boat notified authorities after seeing the P-51 crash in that area between Chocolate and Galveston Bay. He said the plane went down about 11:40am in shallow water, estimated at about 4 feet deep.

Why it crashed is still unknown. Emergency crews recovered the bodies hours after the crash.

The pilot was 51-year-old Keith Hibbett, of Denton and the passenger was 66-year-old John Stephen Busby, a United Kingdom resident who was visiting Texas with his wife to celebrate their 41st wedding anniversary.

All prayers to the victims and their families.

 

Pictures taken from
Steve Gurley
Bill Havel
Dave Chng

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