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Apr 24 2017

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Pilot killed in Nieuport 28 replica crash

A Nieuport 28 replica. (Photo John Davies – CYOW Airport Watch (GNU FDL))

Javier Fernando Arango was killed in the crash of his Nieuport 28 replica last Sunday near Paso Robles, California.

Arango, aged 54 ans, was a board member emeritus of the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museumet and owner of “one of the world’s finest private collections of World War I aircraft.”

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2 comments

  1. ken

    was this a kit built airplane , metal, wood?

    1. World Warbird News

      “Ian Gregor with the Federal Aviation Administration says it’s a replica Appleby Nieuport 28 from 1976.” – from http://www.nydailynews.com/newswires/news/national/pilot-killed-crash-replica-wwi-era-plane-california-article-1.3092615

      I’m not familiar with that aircraft, so I can’t provide any extra information unfortunately.

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