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Mon Apr 22, 2019 3:19 pm
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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on Mon Apr 22, 2019 3:35 pm, edited 1 time in total.
Mon Apr 22, 2019 3:35 pm
Local LA news is now saying it was the N9MB
Mon Apr 22, 2019 4:11 pm
Isnt the N9M twin engined every report is saying it was a single engined plane.
Mon Apr 22, 2019 4:59 pm
Mon Apr 22, 2019 5:43 pm
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.
Mon Apr 22, 2019 6:27 pm
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.
Mon Apr 22, 2019 7:40 pm
But the aircraft "Sustained substantial damage" the FAA said...
Mon Apr 22, 2019 8:02 pm
Terribly sad news!
Mon Apr 22, 2019 8:38 pm
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.
Mon Apr 22, 2019 8:45 pm
Sad loss of a rare aviator, technician, and aircraft. My condolences to the family, friends, and team at POF.
Mon Apr 22, 2019 8:56 pm
The plane is gone. Pictures of the crash site shows very little left identifiable after the fire.
Tue Apr 23, 2019 5:56 am
What a heartbreaking loss. My sincerest condolences to the pilots family and friends and the POF team.
Tue Apr 23, 2019 7:11 am
Sad news for sure.
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