P-40 Crashed in Montana

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2nd Lieutenant
May 30, 2011
Cape Canaveral
27 Jun 2023

"A Curtiss P-40E Warhawk crashed in a field, shortly after takeoff from Ravelli County Airport (KHRF), Hamilton, Montana.
The pilot died and the aircraft received substantial damage.
The original AK753-Kittyhawk I lost in accident with Soviet AF Jun 30, 1942. Its *NOT* ex RCAF; fake "AK753" (rebuilt in 1992 with parts of other aircraft and fake "c/n 15134" changed to new c/n AK75315134)"

Preliminary investigation reveals that the oil tank drain plug was not found in the wreckage. It probably fell out early in the takeoff roll and the engine quit due to oil starvation.

Screenshot 2023-07-03 at 15-36-29 Accident Curtiss P-40E Warhawk N4420K 27 Jun 2023.png

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