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Camarillo WW2 Plane Crash Kills Man

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A plane crash in Camarillo killed a 42-year-old man from Thousand Oaks. The man was flying a P-51D Mustang, a vintage World War 2 era plane. He did not contact the flight tower to report a problem before the plane crashed.

The victim

who had been practicing with a flight instructor, was performing his first solo landing in the aircraft when the crash occurred, Taillon said.

The instructor was standing near the runway during the accident, said Kellie Knauss, who works in the operations department at the airport.

The pilot had been practicing his takeoffs and landings at the time of the crash. The National Transportation and Safety Board (NTSB) is investigating the accident and has not issued any comment on the plane crash.

For more information on this subject, please refer to our section on Airlines, Cruises, Buses, and Other Mass Transit Accidents.