Thursday, November 12, 2009

WWII-era plane makes emergency landing

WWII-era plane makes emergency landing: "BELLINGHAM, Wash. — A fighter plane from the World War II-era flying over Whatcom County for Veterans Day safely made an emergency landing at Bellingham International Airport after smoke filled the cockpit.The P-51 Mustang was doing flyover as part of an event at the Heritage Flight Museum and was preparing to land when a resistor in the cockpit overheated, says Greg Anders, the pilot and the museums executive director.Anders tells The Bellingham Herald that smoke started coming from the resistor cover so he shut down the electrical system and made the emergency landing. Aside from the burned cover, the plane had no damage.Anders says the plane will remain grounded until its determined what caused the resistor to overheat."

(Via Air Force Times - News.)

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