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.
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