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TEXAN/42-84685



Serial #: 42-84685
Construction #:
  88-16466
Civil Registration:
  N3642F
  N440JG
  Model(s):
  AT-6D Texan
  SNJ-5
Name: None
Status: Destroyed
Last info: 2000

History:
Delivered to USN as Bu44014, 19??.
Robert Morrow, Salem, OR, 1976.
- Registered as N3642F.
James Elkins, Salem, OR, 1992.
Joseph E. Gunnels, Aurora, C0, February 03, 1997-2000.
- Registered as N440JG.
- Destroyed in fatal crash, September 3, 2000.
-- Gunnels and passenger killed.

NTSB Identification: DEN00FA164

Accident occurred Sunday, September 03, 2000 at STEAMBOAT SPG, CO
Aircraft:North American SNJ-5, registration: N440JG
Injuries: 2 Fatal.

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 September 3, 2000, at 1430 mountain daylight time, a North American SNJ-5, N440JG, was destroyed on impact with the ground while maneuvering during an airshow at Steamboat Springs, Colorado. The airline transport certificated pilot in command and his private pilot certificated passenger received fatal injuries. Visual meteorological conditions prevailed for the flight, which was operating under Title 14 CFR Part 91. No flight plan was filed.

According to preliminary information, the aircraft was observed to enter what witnesses described as a 5 to 10 turn flat spin. The aircraft remained in the described maneuver until it impacted the ground in a construction site surrounded by commercial establishments.

Source(s):
Chapman, John & Goodall, Geoff, Edited by Paul Coggan - Warbirds Directory,Warbirds Worldwide Ltd., Mansfield, England, 1989.
www.ntsb.gov
Photo Source(s):
None.

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