Famous Fighter Plane Lands at BIA

Fighter plane Berlin Express Landing at Bangor International Airport.
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BANGOR, Maine (WABI) A famous WWII fighter touched down in Bangor Thursday.

The Berlin Express is a P51B Mustang, originally piloted by Bill Overstreet.

In 1944, Overstreet flew the plane underneath the Eiffel Tower to shoot down an enemy fighter.

Today, the plane stopped at Bangor International Airport to refuel for its transatlantic voyage.

The current pilot, Lee Lauderback, tells us, "It's all to pay tribute to the guys that actually flew this airplane, the men and women in the service and you know, pay tribute and say thanks that we're all speaking English, not German."

The Berlin Express is headed to Duxford, England to perform in the Flying Legends Airshow.