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    Airframe Family: Stearman Kaydet
    Latest Model:N2S-5 Kaydet
    Last Military Serial:43197 USN
    Construction Number:75-8291
    Last Civil Registration:N1387V
    Latest Owner or Location:American Airpower Heritage Flyingmu, Dallas, TX

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    Constructed as a PT-13D by Boeing.

    Circa 1943

    Taken on Strength/Charge with the United States Army Air Force with s/n 42-109258.

    Taken on Strength/Charge with the United States Navy with BuNo 43197 as a N2S-5.

    By 7 August 1986

    To unknown owner with c/r N1387V.

    7 August 1986

    The accident occurred at Tooele, UT, United States while cruising. The damage was substantial. The pilot reported that he encountered a downdraft while crossing a ridgeline in mountainous terrain, approximately 5 mile north-east of Tooele, UT. The elev of the acdnt site was about 9000 feet the temp was reported by the pilot to be 80 deg. This would have resultedin a density altitude of about 12500 ft. The pilot said he should have selected a route around the mountains.
    For a complete description of the event read the NTSB Report.

    3 June 1988

    Certificate of airworthiness for NX1387V (E75, 75-8291) issued.

    5 September 1991

    To American Airpower Heritage Flyingmu, Midland, TX.

    In the inventory of Commemorative Air Force Airpower Museum, Midland International Airport (MAF), Midland, TX.
    View the Location Dossier

    Based at Commemorative Air Force-Utah Wing, Heber City Municipal Airport, Heber, UT.
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    Markings Applied: 7

    24 August 2015

    To American Airpower Heritage Flyingmu, Dallas, TX.


    Photographer: Mikel Wynn

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    United States Military Services Serial Number Lists by Joe Baugher

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