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SNJ-4/Bu. 27849



Bureau #: 27849
Construction #:
  88-13585
Civil Registration:
  N8540Z
  Model(s):
  SNJ-4
Name: None
Status: Stored?
Last info: 2002

History:
Delivered to U.S. Navy as Bu. 27849 by ???.
Delivered to Portuguese AF as ???, 19??.
Arthur D. Medore/Banaire, Hemet, CA, November 4, 1980-1984.
- Registered as N8540Z.
Robert Mitchell & David Bruce/Anderson Racing Inc, Belgrade, MT, 1988-1993.
- Initially flew as race #4/DashOne.
- Later flew as #55/Slo Thunder.
Ralph Twombley/WW2 Warbirds Inc, Orchard Park, NY, September 1993-1995.
- Flew as race #55/Miss Behavin.
- Crashed after mid-air collision with SNJ-4/Bu. 51542/N7404C
   during race, Reno, NV. September 18, 1994.
-- Ralph Twombley fatally injured.
Troy Westrum/Westrum Enterprises Inc, Norwalk, IA, February 3, 1998-2002.
- Acquired wreckage.
- Assumed stored.

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.
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