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Looking for an old airplane

Post by 529 » Mon Mar 11, 2019 2:24 pm

I was contacted by a gentleman out of Texas that is trying to track down his grandfathers aircraft. As close as he has gotten so far is a location in Diamondhead MS.

Apparently that area was hit hard by Katrina in 2005 and its possible the aircraft was destroyed or used for parts for another project. If anyone has any knowledge of this aircraft and it's disposition I would like to pass it on to the gentleman.

N77262 s/n 11333. It was a 1946 C-140. The registration was "de-resistered" in 2013, due to expiration of the registration.
This man's search so far determined that person that owned it on the last registration passed away in 2014, so who knows what may have become of the aircraft.

If you have any knowledge of the aircraft or even that area (to confirm that many airplanes were lost, this man was told about 50 airplanes at Diamond head were damaged/destroyed during Katrina) we would appreciate it.

Thank you

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Re: Looking for an old airplane

Post by 6643 » Mon Mar 11, 2019 3:26 pm

How about contacting the local airport authority to see if they have any information?

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Re: Looking for an old airplane

Post by 529 » Mon Mar 11, 2019 7:53 pm

Good point. It is my understanding the Texas man has visited Diamondhead personally and came away with very little info.

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