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N240R

Bellanca 8KCAB-180 Decathlon C/N 635-80

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  • N240R @ SZP - 1980 Bellanca 8KCAB-180 SUPER DECATHLON, Lycoming AEIO-360 180 Hp - by Doug Robertson by Doug Robertson @ SZP
  • N240R @ SZP - 1980 Bellanca 8KCAB-180 SUPER DECATHLON, Lycoming AEIO-360 180 Hp - by Doug Robertson by Doug Robertson @ SZP
  • N240R @ SZP - 1980 Bellanca 8KCAB-180 SUPER DECATHLON, Lycoming AEIO-360 180 Hp - by Doug Robertson by Doug Robertson @ SZP
  • N240R @ SZP - 1980 Bellanca 8KCAB-180 SUPER DECATHLON, Lycoming AEIO-360 180 Hp, Steve Fossett's Final Ride-3 September 2007. Fossett held 116 World records in aviation, automobiles & boats. Mine only photos on Web at Fossett's disappearance used extensively in search  - by Doug Robertson by Doug Robertson @ SZP

Airframe Info

Manufacturer:Bellanca
Model:8KCAB-180 Decathlon    Search all Bellanca 8KCAB-180
Year built:0000
Construction Number (C/N):635-80
Aircraft Type:Fixed wing single engine
Number of Seats:2
Number of Engines:1
Engine Type:Reciprocating

Aircraft

Registration Number:N240R
Mode S (ICAO24) Code:A23176
Certification Class:Standard
Certification Issued:1980-08-21
Air Worthiness Test:1980-03-14
Last Action Taken:2006-05-16
Current Status:Deregistered
Registration Cancel Date:2009-07-21

Owner

Registration Type:Corporation
Owner:Flying M Hunting Club Inc
Address:Yerington, NV 89447
United States
Region:Western-Pacific

User Comments

Doug Robertson, 2008-01-29 00:00:00
 N240R was piloted by Steve Fossett, world adventurer and holder of 115 various world endurance and distance records, who alone went missing on 3 September 2007 from a flight departing Barron Hilton's Flying M Ranch Strip near Yerington, Nevada. The Preliminary NTSB Accident Report on N240R, despite no finding of the aircraft wreckage, declared one fatality.

No flight plan was filed by Fossett. No ELT signal was received. The Civil Air Patrol with airborne optical, thermal and specialized computer resources and military aircraft with night search capability did not find N240R in extensive searches covering 30,000 square nautical miles; some areas were searched multiple times. Fossett's wife has started the petition process to have him legally declared dead.
John Jackson, 2008-10-05 00:00:00
 N240R, as reported in the news for the past few days, has been found, sadly, crashed in the mountains in Madera County, California.