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 Post subject: N9MB crash confirmed :-(
PostPosted: Mon Apr 22, 2019 3:19 pm 
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May have crashed today. Chino tower asked my general aviation hangar tenant to look for it and there is a smoke plume.


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PostPosted: Mon Apr 22, 2019 3:29 pm 
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https://www.nbclosangeles.com/news/local/NorCo-Small-Plane-Crash-prison-grounds-508908061.html


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PostPosted: Mon Apr 22, 2019 3:35 pm 
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Local LA news is now saying it was the N9MB

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PostPosted: Mon Apr 22, 2019 4:11 pm 
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Isnt the N9M twin engined every report is saying it was a single engined plane.


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PostPosted: Mon Apr 22, 2019 4:59 pm 
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Sad day.

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PostPosted: Mon Apr 22, 2019 5:02 pm 
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Very sad.

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An absolutely heartbreaking loss - both the pilot and the plane. But while it might theoretically be possible to build a new N9M, the pilot can never be replaced.

My deepest sympathies go to his family, friends, and the entire Planes of Fame organization at this sad time.

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From KTLA:
https://ktla.com/2019/04/22/plane-crash ... norco-faa/
Awful news. I imagine there were lots of security cameras in the prison, so at least the investigators will have planty of info to work with.

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But the aircraft "Sustained substantial damage" the FAA said... :roll:

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PostPosted: Mon Apr 22, 2019 8:02 pm 
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Terribly sad news!


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lmritger wrote:
But while it might theoretically be possible to build a new N9M,

Not likely, the engines were as rare as the airframe was, and the majority of the surviving engines were installed in the N9MB.


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Sad loss of a rare aviator, technician, and aircraft. My condolences to the family, friends, and team at POF.

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The plane is gone. Pictures of the crash site shows very little left identifiable after the fire. :(

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What a heartbreaking loss. My sincerest condolences to the pilots family and friends and the POF team.

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Sad news for sure.

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