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FAA Investigates Crash That Killed N.C. Pilot

Posted October 19, 2003

— The

Federal Aviation Administration

is investigating the crash of a World War II warplane near Houston that killed a Parkton, N.C., man.

The pilot was identified as 62-year-old William Johnson.

He was a member of the Carolinas Wing of the Commemorative Air Force, a nonprofit group based in Texas that restores and flies World War II aircraft.

The plane flew in an air show over Houston Saturday. But the accident took place two hours after the event ended for the day.

The air show continued as scheduled Sunday.

Johnson's single-engine Grumman Wildcat was used by the Navy in combat in World War II.


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