" Temptations "
Crashed/Destroyed - 98
History / Previous Identities:
1950: 6th Dec. RCAF 9250 No. 416 Squadron
1959: N9146R, Trans Florida Aviation
1960: E.D. Weiner
1961: Mario Villareal, El Paso Airmotive
1965: Southwest Air Rangers
1965: Harold Barlow
1966: Haynes McClellan & John Percival
1970: Roger Wolfe, race #12
1972: N5747, Robert Guildford, Mustang Pilots Club
1974: forced landing at Mojave
1977: forced landing at Bakersfield (inflight fire)
1978: N51MP, Mustang Pilots Club
1980: N51MP, Restored at Chino CA
1980: Oct. Crashed, destroyed at Lancaster, CA
Rebuilt with TNI-AU airframe
1991: William Speer, Racer #56
1993: sold to France, Christophe Jacquart, F-AZJM
Flies as "Temptation"
1998: sold - HB-RCW (Swiss registration)
1998: 3rd Sept. Fatal crash in Swiss mountains
According to Martin Kyburz (Swiss Mustangs) here is a synopsis of the events leading up to crash:
...this ship was then sold to Switzerland and received Swiss registration HB-RCW in July 1998 (colour scheme remained unchanged), but sadly it crashed on September 3rd, 1998 in the Swiss Mountains on a ferry flight over the Alps to attend an Air Show in southern Switzerland. The pilot (a very experienced professional pilot (chief pilot of Swiss Air Ambulance) and famous aerobatics pilot, and his son (also certified pilot) were killed instantly and the a/c was totally destroyed. Cause has been determined as follows: due to bad weather, coupled with fading daylight (thus causing time-pressure), the conditions caused disorientation and while trying to do a 180� turn in a valley, they went into a high speed stall and hit ground.
The pilot had done many performances in another Swiss based P-51D ('Double Trouble Two, N51EA) but this was his first flight in HB-RCW...
- thanks Martin.
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