P-51 Mustang Survivors
P-51 Mustang Survivors
A68-192 D-FBBD "Big Beautiful Doll"
Air Fighter Academy
History / Previous Identities:
1951: Mar 08, built, Commenwealth Aircraft Corporation
1951: Mar 08, RAAF, BOC
1957: Mar 15, storage, Tocumwal NSW
1958: Apr 23, RAAF, SOC
1958: Apr 23, surplus, F. Chris Braund, Tamworth NSW
1959: Jun 11, VH-FCB, reg, F. Chris Braund, Tamworth NSW
1961: VH-FCB, sale, Jack McDonald, Moorabin VIC
1964: flown by Jack McDonald in the R.M. Ansett Air Race from Brisbane to Adelaide
1969: PI-C651, George Scholey / James Frounde / Prontino Inc., Phillipines
1969: crashed, Phillipines, forced landing - repaired
1973: Oct 18, crashed, Manila Airport, forced landing
1981: PI-C651, sale, Ray Hanna / Mal Rose / Hong Kong Aircraft Engineering Company, Hong Kong
1985: rebuilt "CV H" by the Hong Kong Aircraft Engineering Company using 44-72917 (ex-Phillippine AF P-51), shipped to UK
1985: VR-HIU, reg, D.E. Baker Partners, Hong Kong
1985: May 1, G-HAEC, reg, Ray Hanna, Duxford UK, flown as "Ding Hao", "Missy Wong from Hong Kong", "RAAF A68-192"
1993: May 11, G-HAEC, sale, Classic Aviation LTD, Basle Switzerland
1997: July 16, G-HAEC, sale, Robert Davies, Woodchurch Ashford UK
2011: Aug 18, G-HAEC, sale, Meier Motors, Germany, New polished fuselage and paint.
2011: Feb, D-FBBD, sale, Air Fighter Factory, Hamburg Germany
2011: Jul 10, D-FBBD, crashed, Duxford Legends Airshow, Duxford UK
P-51 and Skyraider midair collision during formation pass break to land. Pilot of the P-51, Rob Davies, through some incredible flying bailed out successfully at low altitude and is OK. Hard to say from long-distance photos but the P-51 looked heavily damaged from the impact which was on the right side of the belly just in from of the tail. The mid-air impact was very strong sharply moving the tail up and left. The Skyraider was missing several feet off the right wing tip but landed safely. The un-manned P-51 crashed in an empty field. Very, very fortunate that no one was seriously hurt. Kudos to both pilots for their skill after the collision.
66 Images of A68-192 D-FBBD "Big Beautiful Doll" on file
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