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43-4313

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POF Airshow 2018

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Greg Byington
That's a nice pic of an interesting a/c, Parker! I was interested in it and started poking around to find more info. I believe this a/c's FAA N number is: N4313. And if that's correct, then here is more info from Joe Baugher's website:

Douglas A-26B-50-DL Invader, 44-34313 (MSN 27592) went directly to storage and then to Korea with 3rd BW and then to 452nd BW. Damaged by AAA Dec 27, 1951 and recovered at K-46, Korea. In May 1952 to 17th BW. Sold as surplus in 1957 and registered as N5457V. Modified as aerial tanker in 1960 and flew in Oregon as air tanker until 1974. Sold to Conair in British Columbia as C-GHLK until retired in 1987. Resided in Canadian museums until purchased by David Lane and is flying as N119DR. Seen at Reno Air Races Aug 2002. In 2007 seen sitting in a storage yard at San Diego Air and Space Museum.

I'm also guessing that the "BC" in BC-313, as seen on the a/c, refers to BLACK CROW AVIATION LLC (in California) which is listed by the FAA as the registered owner.

So, assuming all that is correct, BC must have acquired it sometime after 2007 and managed to get it back in the air. In any case, pretty interesting! Oh, and you might want to add a "4" to the front of the registration number. It should be: 44-34313.
Parker SuttonPhoto Uploader
Thanks for the info, Greg
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