The North American P-51 Mustang
P-51 Who?   Case # 129
45-11586     N5423V     Closed
Solved by: Phillips, Lenoch, Kyburz
P-51 Who 129
Case#: 129
Date: Aug 01 2001
By: Bill Green
Photo: 1970
Status: Closed
Serial: 45-11586
Registry: N5423V
P-51 Who? Viewer Responses
Dick Phillips
08/18/2001 19:35 clearly shows the number N5423V which was 45-11586. It became N51HA, then N13LF (at which point I helped the owner, Lynn Florey, paint the airplane as Death Rattler). Lynn sold it to Harry Tope, who changed it to N51HT and crashed it fatally in Ottawa on July 1, 1990.
Vlado Lenoch
08/19/2001 22:11
That's easy: Wally Oakes old airplane, which was restored to "Death Rattler' and crashed fatally by Harry Tope In Canada in July 1990.
Martin Kyburz
08/28/2001 04:32
This ship I have listed as 45-11586, ex 167th FS WV ANG; civil registrations N5423V, N51HA (ntu) 5.78, N13LF 3.79, N51HT 2.87.
Case Closed!
P-51 Mustang

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