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Sun Nov 18, 2018, 05:06 PM

Pilot of deadly Fredericksburg plane crash identified

https://cbsaustin.com/news/local/pilot-of-deadly-fredericksburg-plane-crash-identified



FREDERICKSBURG The pilot of a WWII vintage plane that crashed into a Fredericksburg apartment complex parking lot Saturday has been identified.

Cal Pacific Airmotive, Inc. a California-based company that works to repair and preserve P-51 and TF51 aircraft, identified the pilot of the P-51D Pecos Bill as Cowden Ward Jr.

Cal Pacific Airmotive Inc
2 hours ago
It is with a sad heart we share the news of the P-51D Pecos Bill accident that claimed the life of pilot Cowden Ward Jr. and his passenger, a WWII B17 veteran. Our condolences to Cowden's family, the family of his passenger and to the crew at Freedom Flyers. Their mission is to honor those who have served, and they have honored many. Our hearts go out to you at this time.

https://www.p51pecosbill.org/


The small plane crash killed two people, authorities confirmed.

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P-51D aircraft before the accident:


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Dennis Donovan Nov 2018 OP
mahatmakanejeeves Nov 2018 #1
Sherman A1 Nov 2018 #2
JI7 Nov 2018 #3
Rhiannon12866 Nov 2018 #6
Brother Buzz Nov 2018 #4
mitch96 Nov 2018 #5

Response to Dennis Donovan (Original post)

Sun Nov 18, 2018, 05:09 PM

1. Wow. His passenger survived all those missions, only to

have this happen.

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Response to Dennis Donovan (Original post)

Sun Nov 18, 2018, 05:39 PM

2. Sad for the loss of life

and the loss of the vintage aircraft.

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Response to Dennis Donovan (Original post)

Sun Nov 18, 2018, 05:41 PM

3. the passenger must have wanted to experience his past again

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Response to JI7 (Reply #3)

Sun Nov 18, 2018, 08:17 PM

6. That's what I was thinking too.

How very sad.

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Response to Dennis Donovan (Original post)

Sun Nov 18, 2018, 05:59 PM

4. Red tail, and red nose, any connection to 'Red Tails' of the Tuskegee Airmen?

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Response to Brother Buzz (Reply #4)

Sun Nov 18, 2018, 06:35 PM

5. I think the T airman's plane had more red...



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