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DaveTrojan

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The Landing

Sometimes the discoveries I find are just too strange to make up. They can happen in unexpected places and times and they just leave me scratching my head and wondering what in the world happened here. The stories behind the discoveries are stranger than fiction and worth retelling.

This is one such story about a plane, a teen and a used car dealership.

Enjoy the latest discovery in Southern wreckchasing!

File this under "Strange, but true!"

DaveT

 
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Where's the rest of the story? How did it get to the dealership!!!!!????


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Good question. I was unable to find that out for sure how it ended up there. I believe that the aircraft was deregistered and then sold for scrap. Then the car dealer purchased it for a display.
I guess I need to do more investigating.
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I almost broke the gear off N714LY but I had paid good money to rent it so I didn't feel too bad. Wonder where she is today?

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You should check this web site for info about N714ly
http://www.airport-data.com/aircraft/N714LY.html

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Thanks Dave. I did go check after I made the post and updated the site with my experience. Looks like she wound up at the Gitmo Flying Club of all places later on.

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I guess I'm amazed there is (was??) a Navy flying club at Gitmo.  There is very little land area around the base under U.S. control, so the flying would be over water, except for t.o and landing.

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I guess I'm amazed there is (was??) a Navy flying club at Gitmo.  There is very little land area around the base under U.S. control, so the flying would be over water, except for t.o and landing.

My thoughts exactly.



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I soloed in it, Summer 1987, Gitmo Bay Flying Club. Mr. Carlos Branch was my CFI. Fond memories-
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reposting the original story 


 
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