T-33A N132 back in the air again

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Re: T-33A N132 back in the air again

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Hello Pillow/Michael,

Please keep us up-to-date on N132. It is rather unfortunate she had to suffer this accident so soon after the testflights, but here's hoping for a return! :thumb:
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Does anyone know what happened to this aircraft?
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Niek wrote: 30 May 2011, 13:02 That's indeed what they said on the German news: it will probably go into the ten-thousands of euros.

Question, how do plane insurances deal with that? In the same way as car insurances?
Commercial airplanes are usually under insurance with multiple companies, not just one company per individual aircraft.
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Re: T-33A N132 back in the air again

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T-33A N132GB has been cancelled from the US civil register on 28 februari 2018, but on the same day the registration was reserved/on hold with purge date 28 feb 2023.

To me that would indicate the aircraft is being worked on with intent to fly again...
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I can't find any reports about it, or photos, after it's accident, other than a suggestion (but no photos) that it was at a museum at Mendig (which closed at the end of 2013) in Germany and would be used in the rebuild of another T-33.

It arrived in Europe as N32GB in August 1998, and subsequently became OY-RUT and then N132GB. A T-33 registered N32GB was at Sun 'n Fun in 2000, 2001, 2003 and 2004. It was for sale after December 2012 (the owner passed away in 2015, so the sale may have been after that) and turned up in a museum in LA in 2017. All this (and a lot more!) can be found courtesy of a well known search engine!

So there would appear to be two N32GBs, but working out their histories is challenging (despite the well known search engine!) One is claimed to be 53-6091, but which one and what's the other one?!
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