Pecos Bill P-51 Mustang Tragic Loss

I regret to inform yall, that the Very special P-51 Mustang Pecos Bill’s pilot was killed November 18th. He was at a airshow and flew over the crowd, then back over and dipped down below a tree line. Eyewitnesses accounts dont say that there was an explosion. He crashed in the parking lot of a hotel In texas. Eyewitnesses accountsts at the apartment complex say he was flying low and the planes left wing dipped a few times before the engine quit and the plane slammed into the ground exploding. Kevin Lacey was a good freind of him. I also knew him a little from when he stopped at kmkl. He was kindhearted and wanted to help kids get involved in aviation. During the crash he was taking a ww2 veteran on a flight. He does this for free for his fundraiser he calls “Pecos Bill”. There is no info on who the veteran was and what happened. This is a tragic loss. I got to see his beautiful plane in real life and it was the second best(0.01% away from 1st) day of the year for me.

I know it’s not in #real-world-aviationbut I’m not tl2 even though I should be. But I feel that this is to important to wait until then and the last time I asked for someone to do this for me i wasn’t aloud to do that.


User does not meet TL2 requirements. The #real-world-aviation isn’t intended to be a news source for aviation incidents. Some major airline incidents like that of Malaysia and Lion Air are acceptable smaller tragic incidents like this are best to leave off of the forum. If folks are interested in reading more about this, they are free to do so online.