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A Portuguese Air Force Museum T-6 Crashed.  
User currently offlineCV990 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Posted (11 years 4 months 3 days 19 hours ago) and read 3846 times:


Hi!

Just to let you know that one of the two airworthy T-6's that our Museum had crashed yesterday close to Lisbon killing both ocupants. The plane was 56 years old and was kept in great condition. It's a sad day for our Museum because they operated safely until now and had great pround in their work. Besides the two T-6's the Portuguese Air Museum still have one Tiger Noth, one Dornier DO27, one Auster, one Piper Super Cub and one Broussard.
Regards

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User currently offlineUkair From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2001, 283 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (11 years 4 months 3 days 14 hours ago) and read 3538 times:

Was it this one?

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User currently offlineCV990 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (11 years 4 months 3 days 3 hours ago) and read 3286 times:


Hi!

The T-6 that crashed was FAP Nr. 1774, it had the colours used in Africa War during the 60's, predominantly silver.
The first reports say that just after they left Air Base Nr. 1 Sintra de plane left the formation with the other 3 airplanes had started to have engine problems. The pilots maded a last minute effort avoiding a big complex of house and tried to land in an open field but the plane stuck a electric pole and crashed imediately in a big explosion.
Regards


User currently offlineRayPettit From United Kingdom, joined May 2002, 608 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (11 years 3 months 3 weeks 6 days 19 hours ago) and read 2435 times:

That's a shame. I've always admired the FAP Museum fleet, both flying and static. I was taken around both Sintra and Alverca a few years ago. They have a great collection, especially for a fairly small country.

My thoughts to the loved ones left behind.

Ray


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