It is with great sadness that we learn of the death of Paul Ehlen. He crashed yesterday afternoon in Curtiss P-40E Warhawk ‘AK753’, registered as N4420K and belonging to the Wings of the North Air Museum, near Hamilton, Montana.
Little information is available about this tragic event but the police announced that Paul Ehlen, the museum’s founder, was at the controls and did not survive the crash.
An investigation conducted jointly by the FAA and the NTSB has been launched to determine the causes of the accident.
The P-40E Warhawk was restored by Ron Fagen and his museum, the Fagen Fighter Museum, a few years ago and was acquired by the Wings of the North museum in July of last year.
The team at World Warbird News extend their deepest condolences to the family of Paul Ehlen, his friends, and all the members of the Wings of the North Air Museum.