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P-51 MUSTANG/44-72922

P-51 Mustang 44-72922

Serial #: 44-72922
Construction #: 122-39381
Civil Registration:
  N7718C
  N18Y
  N6803T
  N577WD
  N93TF
  Model(s):
  P-51D-25NA Mustang
  Cavalier Mustang
  TF-51D Mustang
Name: Scat VII
Status: Airworthy
Last Info: 2013

History:
Delivered to U.S. Army Air Force as 44-72922, 1944.
- Allocated to 479th FG/434th FS/8th AF.
- Flew as Scat/VII/L2-W by Maj. Robin Olds.
- Put up for disposal at McClellan AFB, CA, February 17, 1958.
Robert H. Fee, San Antonio, TX, February 17, 1958.
- Registered as N7718C.
Larry Sheerin, San Antonio, TX, May 1958.
- Registered as N18Y.
Robin Eschauzier, Lackland AFB, TX, November 20, 1958-1962.
- Registered as N6830T, February 3, 1961.
William D. Owens, Hondo, TX, October 25, 1962-1963.
- Registered as N577WD, January 28, 1963.
Space Systems Laboratory Inc, Melbourne, FL, 1963-1966.
David B. Lindsay/Trans Florida Aviation, Sarasota, FL, March 24, 1967-1971.
- Stored pending conversion to Cavalier.
David B. Lindsey/Lindsey Newspapers, FL, September 10, 1971-1984.
- Stored dismantled, King City, CA, 1971-1985.
Gordon W. Plaskett, King City, CA, 1984-1985.
John Dilley/Fort Wayne Air Service, Fort Wayne, IN, 1985-1992.
- Fuselage used in construction of Learstang racer, N91JD/Vendetta, 1985-1988.
- Fuselage rebuikt as stock TF-51D, Salinas, CA, 1991-1993.
- Rebuilt as TF-51D, Fort Wayne, IN, 1993.
Carol L. Shuttleworth, Huntington, IN, March 1992-1993.
Jim Shuttleworth, Huntington, IN, May 1993-2003.
- Registered as N93TF.
- First flight, Fort Wayne, IN, June 6, 1993.
- Flew in WWII scheme as 922/L2-W/Scat VII.
- Crashed and destroyed, February 20, 2003.
-- Shuttleworth fatally injured.
Flight Management, 2006.
- Registered a N93TF.
- Restored to airworth by 2007.
- Flew as Scat VII.
Jan van der Flier, Lelystad, Netherlands, 2009-2013.
- Disassembled and shipped from Kissimmee, FL to the Netherlands.
- Based at Antwerp Airport, Belgium.
- Damaged during landing accident, Antwerp, Belgium, March 3, 2010.
- Repaired and returned to airworthy.

NTSB Identification: CHI03LA074
14CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Thursday, February 20, 2003in Urbana, IN
Aircraft: North American/Aero Classics P-51D, registration: N93TF
Injuries: 1Fatal.

This is preliminary information, subject to change, and may contain errors. Any errors in this report will be corrected when the final report has been completed.

On February 20, 2003, at 1705eastern standard time, a North American/Aero Classics P-51D, N93TF, was destroyed on impact with terrain while maneuvering near Urbana, Indiana. Visual meteorological conditions prevailed at the time of the accident. The 14CFR Part 91personal flight was not operating on a flight plan. The pilot was fatally injured. The local flight originated from Huntington Municipal Airport, Huntington, Indiana, at 1655.


Source(s):
Chapman, John & Goodall, Geoff, Edited by Paul Coggan - Warbirds Directory,Warbirds Worldwide Ltd., Mansfield, England, 1989.
Goodall, Geoff - Warbirds Directory-4th Edition, 2003.
NTSB, www.ntsb.gov
Photo Source(s):
Scott Rose/Warbirds Resource Group

Research Assistance:

Maxime Santermans

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