Mustang Damaged In Off-Airport Landing

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The pilot of a P-51D was uninjured but the aircraft was substantially damaged in an off-airport landing near Duxford, England, on Sunday. The Mustang known as Miss Velma was set down in a field near the airfield during an airshow. Duxford is home to one of the biggest collections of Second World War aircraft and hosts regular flying exhibitions. Witnesses said Miss Velma was part of a group of aircraft in the air when it broke away and headed for the field. It flew over a major freeway, the M11, before going into the field. Meanwhile, a graduation celebration in Russia was marred by the crash of an aerobatic aircraft doing a display for the graduates.

Video shows the aircraft entering a spin at the top of a loop and hitting the ground vertically. A post-crash fire also erupted. The type of aircraft and name of the pilot were not immediately released. The accident happened in Tambov, Russia, on Friday.

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