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Pilatus Porter History
by Markus Herzig
S/N 802

S/N: 802 Built: 1979 TSN: -
Registration Type Operator / Owner From To Remarks
79-23253 PC-6/B2-H2 (UV-20A) US Army Berlin 1979-05 1991-08 op by the Berlin Brigade
79-23253 PC-6/B2-H2 (UV-20A) Golden Knights 1991-08 2002-03-15 fatal crs 15.3.2002 at Marana
US Army designation: UV-20 Chiricahua - Sistership of #803 / Operating since 1991 for the United States Army Parachute Team "Golden Knights". Fatal crashed on March 15, 2002 after a midair collision with a Cessna 182 over Marana. The Cessna was able to land safely, the Porter fell to the ground killing the pilot.

23253 of USAF Berlin Brigade at Sion for predelivery crew training - Photo by Max Fankhauser © 1979 23253 of the USAF Berlin Brigade at Bern-Belp - Photo by Bruno Wasem © 2-Dec-85
23253 of the Golden Knights parachute team in their 1st livery - Photo by Ken Tilley © 1992 23253 of the Golden Knights in the new livery at Pope AFB - Photo by Tom Kaminski © Jul-01

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