A Denton pilot was found dead near Galveston after his historic plane crashed into Halls Lake near Chocolate Bay on Wednesday. The WWII-era fighter plane, owned by Lone Star Flight Musuem of Galveston, carried one passenger in addition to Keith Hibbett, the pilot. The passenger, John Stephen Busby, was vacationing Texas with his wife from the United Kingdom, according to WFAA 8. Hibbett was a former U.S. Navy pilot and flight instructor; he had also previously worked for FedEx as a pilot. Hibbett was not in touch with island control at the time of the accident, and the cause is unknown at this time but the FAA will investigate the accident.
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