On 23 October, a vintage North American Aviation SNJ/AT-6 Texan – painted in German Markings – has crashed on the U.S. Highway 101 in Agoura Hills, California. The pilot safely escaped from the accident, no other vehicles are involved.
The aircraft belongs to Van Nuys Airport based The Condor Squadron, a group of aviation enthusiasts dedicated to preserving the memory of those who have served the United States over the years. One of its main activities is memorial flights in restored North American Aviation AT-6/SNJ trainers originally flown during World War II.
The North American Aviation T-6 Texan is an American single-engined advanced trainer aircraft used to train pilots of the United States Army Air Forces (USAAF), United States Navy, Royal Air Force, and other air forces of the British Commonwealth during World War II and into the 1970s.