N9562Z Beech C45H Museum Aircraft destroyed in crash


#1

[ ]Denver TV news](http://www.thedenverchannel.com/news/13713793/detail.html) video coverage, two crew survive crash of Museum C-45H which was destroyed.

[]N9562Z photo ](http://www.airliners.net/open.file?id=1103712&WxsIERv=Orrpu%20P-45U%20Rkcrqvgbe&Wm=0&WdsYXMg=Hagvgyrq&QtODMg=Qniracbeg%20-%20Zhavpvcny%20(QIA%20%2F%20XQIA)&ERDLTkt=HFN%20-%20Vbjn&ktODMp=Whyl%201992&BP=1&WNEb25u=Tnel%20Punzoref&xsIERvdWdsY=A9562M&MgTUQtODMgKE=Ba%20qvfcynl%20ng%20gur%20Dhnq%20Pvgvrf%20nvefubj.&YXMgTUQtODMgKERD=953&NEb25uZWxs=2006-09-03%2007%3A40%3A43&ODJ9dvCE=256779E&O89Dcjdg=NS-12&static=yes&width=1024&height=780&sok=JURER%20%20(pbqr%20%3D%20'256779E')%20%20BEQRE%20OL%20cubgb_vq%20QRFP&photo_nr=1&prev_id=&next_id=NEXTID) on display in better days.

[ ]FAA Registry](http://registry.faa.gov/aircraftinquiry/NNumSQL.asp?NNumbertxt=9562Z) registered owner. [ ]Website](http://www.airpowermuseum.org/preservation/index.shtml) American Airpower Heritage Flying Museum


#2

The news article mentions that the plane, built in 1951, was an antique.

What is considered “antique” for a plane? I never considered planes built in the 1950’s and later to be antique but maybe I am wrong.


#3

Sorry - double post :blush:


#4

I’ve heard 25 years old qualifies anything as “antique”.


#5

IDENTIFICATION
Regis#: 9562Z Make/Model: BE18 Description: 1951 BEECH C-45H
Date: 07/19/2007 Time: 1513

Event Type: Accident Highest Injury: None Mid Air: N Missing: N
Damage: Unknown

LOCATION
City: ERIE State: CO Country: US

DESCRIPTION
AIRCAFT CLIPPED TREES WITH WINGS AND LANDING GEAR, HIT A POLE, CRASHED INTO
A FIELD AND CAUGHT FIRE, NORTH OF ERIE, CO

INJURY DATA Total Fatal: 0
# Crew: 2 Fat: 0 Ser: 0 Min: 0 Unk: 2
# Pass: 0 Fat: 0 Ser: 0 Min: 0 Unk:
# Grnd: Fat: 0 Ser: 0 Min: 0 Unk:

WEATHER: SPECI 1540 07003 10 SCT014 BKN026 OVC032 22/17 A3025


#6

From my experience, there are three criteria which determine if an aircraft - or car for that matter - is an “antique”. Those criteria being age, quantity produced, and desirability. Personally I don’t like the term antique, but prefer the term “classic”.

For instance, the Chevy Chevette was the best selling car in 1979, but I wouldn’t consider a '79 Chevette a classic.


#7

[ ]LiveLeak](http://www.liveleak.com/view?i=780_1184878321) live video coverage.