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kent4142

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Wild Goose Chase
« on: April 23, 2020, 05:11:34 pm »
Short story long - my son's girlfriend is looking for her grandfathers old 500B Commander - N9135N.  It was last seen 6 months ago flying near Springfield MO.  Any chances you guys know of this aircraft, or have seen it.

Thanks,

Kent

donv

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Re: Wild Goose Chase
« Reply #1 on: April 23, 2020, 06:00:38 pm »
Are you referring to the flightaware track? Because those are quite unreliable for this sort of thing, and the FAA shows it was deregistered in 2018...

https://registry.faa.gov/aircraftinquiry/NNum_Results.aspx?nNumberTxt=N9135N


kent4142

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Re: Wild Goose Chase
« Reply #2 on: April 23, 2020, 06:16:24 pm »
Yes I was referring to the FlightAware Track.  Darn.  Well, if it was de-registered does that mean it was parted out?

K

donv

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Re: Wild Goose Chase
« Reply #3 on: April 23, 2020, 06:19:06 pm »
Probably. Bruce might be able to find out.

JimC

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Re: Wild Goose Chase
« Reply #4 on: April 24, 2020, 04:33:19 pm »
I wouldn't bother tracking down the flightaware data.  I have a similar one-minute "flight" logged for my plane on flightaware during a time when I'm quite certain it was locked in my hangar on the ground.
500B, B200

kent4142

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Re: Wild Goose Chase
« Reply #5 on: April 26, 2020, 12:44:21 pm »
I did see that it lived in Glendale Arizona before it was de-registered.  I thought you guys knew everything.  ??

Bruce Byerly

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Re: Wild Goose Chase
« Reply #6 on: April 27, 2020, 04:15:07 pm »
I did see that it lived in Glendale Arizona before it was de-registered.  I thought you guys knew everything.  ??

Thatís a tough one. Have you tried contacting the last owner or calling the Glendale airport.  I think John Phoenix operates a Mx/FBO there.  I can text you his number ...

kent4142

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Re: Wild Goose Chase
« Reply #7 on: April 28, 2020, 05:59:05 pm »
Thanks Bruce,

I did call the FBO, no memory of said aircraft.  I tried to call the owner.  I think possibly deceased.  Not sure where to go.  It is not that important.  Just a little fun.  I thought someone on the forum might know someone.

K

Bruce Byerly

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Re: Wild Goose Chase
« Reply #8 on: April 28, 2020, 11:54:43 pm »
Someone somewhere knows something - thatís for sure  ;D

Put that Google fu to work!  You could order the 337ís from the FAA and track down the last one - that might give you a lead?

kent4142

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Re: Wild Goose Chase
« Reply #9 on: May 01, 2020, 12:21:36 pm »
Okay - never thought of that one.  Thanks!

Bruce Byerly

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Re: Wild Goose Chase
« Reply #10 on: May 05, 2020, 01:36:42 pm »
Would you like me to get those for you Kent? 

kent4142

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Re: Wild Goose Chase
« Reply #11 on: May 11, 2020, 06:50:23 pm »
Thank You Bruce!

I found the airplane!  It is located in a hangar at Deer Valley Airport in Phoenix.  I actually talked to the owner.  That was very fun.

Much obliged!  =;-)

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Re: Wild Goose Chase
« Reply #12 on: May 11, 2020, 07:14:08 pm »
Tell us more! Is it flyable? Being parted out? What is the story?

Bruce Byerly

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Re: Wild Goose Chase
« Reply #13 on: May 16, 2020, 02:29:04 pm »
Thank You Bruce!

I found the airplane!  It is located in a hangar at Deer Valley Airport in Phoenix.  I actually talked to the owner.  That was very fun.

Much obliged!  =;-)

Kent - my pleasure.  Itís always fun to track one down and gather a glimpse of the story they tell about the years and travels. Unfortunately sounds like yet another case of an owner letting a plane turn to dust and beer cans rather than letting the plane be enjoyed by another owner.  We are seeing this on turbines now too.