GALVESTON - State troopers have released the names of two men who died during a vintage fighter plane crash Wednesday near Galveston - and the plane they were in was recently involved in an A&M football game flyover.
DPS says the 51-year-old pilot Keith Hibbett of Denton and his 66-year-old passenger John Stephen Busby, were killed when the plane went down in about four feet of water near Galveston Bay. An F-A-A spokesman says the Lone Star Flight Museum in Galveston operated the P-51 Fighter plane, known as the "Galveston Gal".
He says the pilot was not in contact with air traffic controllers when the crash happened.
The "Galveston Gal" flew over Kyle Field most recently at the A&M/Alabama game, according to the Lone Star Flight Museum's Facebook Page.
The NTSB is looking into what caused the plane to crash.
The following is a video from Youtube which shows the flyover: