The North American P-51 Mustang
P-51 Who?   Case # 300
44-73027     N51MP     Closed
Solved by: Dick Phillips
P-51 Who 300
Case#: 300
Date: May 01 2004
By: Phil Juvet
Status: Closed
Serial: 44-73027
Registry: N51MP
P-51 Who? Viewer Responses
Dick Phillips
05/17/2004 08:49
I think this poor airplane has spent more time in rebuild over the years, than it has spent flying. It is 44-73027, ex RCAF 9250, ex N9146R, ex N5747 which it was at the time of this photo. After rebuild from the crash on 29 Oct 77, it became N51MP, then to France as F-AZJM and finally to Switzerland as HB-RCW, where it crashed on 11 Sep 98. There is a very good chance that between 1980 and 1993, while registered as N51MP, all the paperwork of 44-73027 was transferred to an Indonesian airframe and what came out and went to France as F-AZJM, was an entirely different airplane.
Case Closed!
P-51 Mustang

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