WWII plane experienced mechanical malfunction in Stockton crash, organization says

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STOCKTON, Calif. (KTXL) — The San Joaquin County Sheriff’s Office says a plane crashed in Stockton Saturday night. 

According to the sheriff’s office, the crash happened near Roberts and Muller roads around 7 p.m.

The Hangar at 743 says their B-25 Mitchell, “Old Glory”, experienced a mechanical malfunction with two pilots and one crew member onboard, forcing them to land.

One of them was considered “walking wounded” and the other two were taken to the hospital with injuries that weren’t life-threatening.

According to The Hangar at 743, “Old Glory” had been in Hawaii flying in the Legacy of Peace Aerial Parade for The 75th Commemoration of the End of WWII.

It was going to stay a few weeks in California before going back to its home base in Albany, New York, with a few stops on the way as part of a tour.

“The stops were intended to provide a more personable experience for WWII veterans unable to attend the Commemoration events due to the pandemic,” The Hangar at 743 said in a press release statement.

They also said the Prescott Foundation, who was planning the route, is working alongside NTSB officials to investigate what went wrong.

Stay with FOX40 for updates.

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