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P-51 Who?   Case # 309
44-73216     N6320T     Closed
Solved by: Martin Kyburz, TJ Johansen
P-51 Who 309
Case#: 309
Date: Jun 20 2004
By: Dick Phillips
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Status: Closed
Serial: 44-73216
Registry: N6320T
P-51 Who? Viewer Responses
Martin / Swiss Mustangs
06/21/2004 01:49
44-73216; P-51D-25-NA; delivered to RCAF (9569) 7th June 1947, served with No. 402 Sqdn, coded AC-S; later Trenton Stn Flt coded CB-569; to N6302T June 1958; crashed 24th June 1971; Martin Kyburz / Swiss Mustangs
T J Johansen
06/24/2004 09:31
This is 44-73216, N6302T when owned by Stan Shaw Aircraft Sales of Saratoga, CA. I was sent a photo of this plane by another owner, Joe Garrett some years ago, and it was white and metallic blue if I remember correctly. It crashed fatally in 1971 when the then owner (a salesman?) took a prospective buyer for a demonstration flight, and the engine seized on take-off. The plane then stalled, and spun in killing both occupants. The paperwork was later used by Jerry Miles for use on 44-73423 N5465V! T J Johansen
David Daly
06/26/2004 00:31
Just a question about this bird which ID is correct as I have N6302T <1> 44-73216 and N6302T <2> 44-73423 Could someone tell me is it the first serial No or the 2nd Thanks
Martin / Swiss Mustangs
06/28/2004 03:54
David the photo shows the original N6302T (1) aka 44-73216 Martin
Stanford Shaw
08/13/2013 09:52
My dad, Stan Shaw, had this aircraft in the 1960's, and traded it to Joe Roche Aircraft (Jefferson County Airport, Mooney dealer) for a brand new 1968 Mooney Exec. HA!

It was later known that on one of the engine run-ups, the cowl door was left closed, and may have caused internal damage on that engine. N6302T came with an extra, BRAND NEW ENGINE! Too bad it wasn't replaced prior to that accident. The accident included a salesman, and a prospective buyer, a doctor from California.

My over-the-top dad is still flying at 78! He tells me stories of this aircraft, and was quite possibly the highlight of his life. One story I recall is him taking a date for a flight around San Francisco with a buzz UNDER the Golden Gate Bridge!

Bill Eudy
08/02/2019 23:19
I recently viewed a video featuring your dad’s 1967 Aero Commander N67SS. It’s in beautiful condition with lots of upgrades.
Case Closed!
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