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Piece of aviation history lives on in hangar at Perth Airport

Dave Murphy, left, and Russell Cecil, stand with their P-51 Mustang at an airstrip in Perth on Wednesday.
Dave Murphy, left, and Russell Cecil, stand with their P-51 Mustang at an airstrip in Perth on Wednesday.
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The clouds had gathered overhead and an unseasonable chill had gripped the air, pushing out whatever bits of warmth were left from earlier in the day. It was not great flying weather, but on Wednesday afternoon, the “Never Miss” was bringing the past to life at the Perth Airport, rather than heading off into the wild blue. Pilot Mark Murphy cranked up the engine and steered the P-51 Mustang toward the grass. The engine hummed, ...

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