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2 hospitalized after WWII-era plane crash in Stockton [CA] area
ktla ^ | 09/21/2020

Posted on 09/21/2020 4:09:53 PM PDT by BenLurkin

The North American B-25 crashed Saturday evening a few miles southeast of the Stockton Metropolitan Airport. Three people were on board. One person walked away and two others were taken to hospitals with non-life-threatening injuries.

The aircraft was extensively damaged.


(San Joaquin County Sheriff’s Office via AP)

(Excerpt) Read more at ktla.com ...


TOPICS: Local News
KEYWORDS: aviation; b25; california; stockton; ww2
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1 posted on 09/21/2020 4:09:53 PM PDT by BenLurkin
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To: BenLurkin

That’s a dirty shame. Those planes are priceless. So glad crew will be ok.


2 posted on 09/21/2020 4:13:46 PM PDT by Bonemaker (invictus maneow)
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To: BenLurkin

That’s a dirty shame. Those planes are priceless. So glad crew will be ok.


3 posted on 09/21/2020 4:14:35 PM PDT by Bonemaker (invictus maneow)
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44-28938 Old Glory – privately owned in Latham, New York.[63] Involved in non-fatal crash in Stockton, California on September 19, 2020.[64] [65]

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_surviving_North_American_B-25_Mitchells#United_States


4 posted on 09/21/2020 4:14:56 PM PDT by BenLurkin (The above is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire. Or both.)
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To: BenLurkin

That isn’t gonna buff-out.


5 posted on 09/21/2020 4:26:55 PM PDT by carriage_hill (A society grows great when old men plant trees, in whose shade they know they will never sit.)
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To: BenLurkin

There are around 100 B25s left. About 45 of them in flying condition. Well, maybe 44 now. It’s not as bad as B-17s or most WWII aircraft of which there are very few. B25s kept flying until 1960 in the US and the 1970s in other countries. So there are comparatively more around.

Glad the crew all survived it.


6 posted on 09/21/2020 4:28:16 PM PDT by Seruzawa (TANSTAAFL!)
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To: Seruzawa

We had a b17 crash outside of Hartford last year. It killed a bunch of people.

That was a shame—not only for those injured—but also for the lost aircraft.


7 posted on 09/21/2020 4:32:24 PM PDT by Vermont Lt
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To: Seruzawa

We had a B-25 at an air show last week here at Lake if the Ozarks.


8 posted on 09/21/2020 4:36:01 PM PDT by Eric in the Ozarks (Baseball players, gangsters and musicians are remembered. But journalists are forgotten.)
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To: BenLurkin

No wonder it crashed. Look at that engine!


9 posted on 09/21/2020 4:37:30 PM PDT by SkyDancer (~ Pilots: Looking Down On People Since 1903 ~)
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To: BenLurkin

30 Seconds Over Stockton just doesn’t have the same ring to it.


10 posted on 09/21/2020 4:39:38 PM PDT by Tijeras_Slim
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To: BenLurkin

The Mitchell, Doolittle’s plane over Tokyo. I usually see about three or four over my House during the annual Chino Planes of Fame Air Show. Damn shame. When I saw the headline I immediately thought Harrison Ford. Praying for the injured.


11 posted on 09/21/2020 4:40:07 PM PDT by DAC21 (S)
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To: BenLurkin

It’s in Stockton. As in, kalifornia. They’ll be lucky if there’s anything left after it’s been in that filthy ghetto overnight.


12 posted on 09/21/2020 4:45:21 PM PDT by LouAvul (The wheels of America are coming off and the media have stolen the lug nuts.)
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To: Tijeras_Slim

Not the greatest title either but it was an enjoyable and memorable ride in a B17.


13 posted on 09/21/2020 4:47:27 PM PDT by wally_bert (Transmission tone, Selm)
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To: BenLurkin

My father, a WWII B-24 bomber pilot in the South Pacific, was an instructor pilot on B-25’s at (then) Reese Air Force Base, Lubbock, Texas, in the late 1940’s, after the U.S. Air Force became a separate branch of the U.S. military.


14 posted on 09/21/2020 4:49:01 PM PDT by Gnome1949
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To: Seruzawa

My dad was a hydraulics & pheumatics tech in the USAF Reserves. The Airlift Group to which he was attached has a B-25 that the commander used as his personal liason craft. They were tasked to work on the nose gear. Well SOMEBODY re-connected the hydraulic lines backwards. That spring day at Willow Grove NAS they did a taxi test. The pilot cut the nose wheel gear to steer onto the main strip and the plane went the opposite direction, off the taxiway sinking the nose gear into the mud about halfway up the strut. The colonel was not a happy man.


15 posted on 09/21/2020 4:51:02 PM PDT by Tallguy (Facts be d@mned! The narrative must be protected at all costs!)
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To: LouAvul

Do you live in the area?


16 posted on 09/21/2020 4:55:24 PM PDT by BenLurkin (The above is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire. Or both.)
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To: BenLurkin

I guess it didn’t occur to the writer to give a little history on the aircraft.


17 posted on 09/21/2020 4:58:18 PM PDT by moovova
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To: BenLurkin

I lived in Modesto. The “Stockton Gun And Knife Club” was notorious even back then. White boys didn’t go there with less than platoon strength. It’s only gotten worse. Crime stats put them near the top. Nationwide.


18 posted on 09/21/2020 5:05:02 PM PDT by LouAvul (The wheels of America are coming off and the media have stolen the lug nuts.)
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To: Tallguy

Every repair I do ( industrial maintenance everything from pneumatics to PLCs) I always verify the repair. It sounds like a practical joke.


19 posted on 09/21/2020 5:15:25 PM PDT by raybbr (The left is a poison on society. There is no antidote. Running its course will be painful. You)
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To: raybbr

Nowadays the terminations would be color anodized or keyed to only connect one way. Not then, I guess? This took place around 1960 with an airplane built almost 20 years earlier.


20 posted on 09/21/2020 5:24:38 PM PDT by Tallguy (Facts be d@mned! The narrative must be protected at all costs!)
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