" Dazzling Donna "
History / Previous Identities:
1957: RCAF 9276, Jan 11 1951 -- Dec 27 1957
1960: N4132A (#2), James Defuria
1960: M.L. Alson, IN, crashed in 1960
rep. possibly to Guatemalan AF, not confirmed
1974: Gary Harris, CA, William Spear, Gerald Beck
1990: N7129E(#1), Bob Odegaard, finished restoration
1994: N151RJ, Bob Odegaard
1995: first flight
2006: June - repainted "Stang" for the movie "Thunder Over Reno"
2007: EAA Airventure in Oshkosh - Casey Odegaard is flying in the mock air race during the showcase flights. At 3:17 pm, Casey just touched down on runway 36 and is starting his tail up roll out. Gerry Beck, in his P-51A, collided with the tail of Odegaard's P-51D. The P-51D's tail was kicked up into the air sending the nose onto the pavement. The P-51A flipped over onto its back and crashed on the side of the runway. Sadly, Beck was killed. Casey Odegaard skidded to a stop off the side of the runway in the grass, exited under his own power and tried to help his friend.
2008: repairs cont. should be flying soon
Images of 44-74404 N151RJ " Dazzling Donna "
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