The Catalina hiding behind Piper PA-22 N7124D is N84857 ex BuNo 33968. While taxiing for take-off at Lewistown, MT on 9 May 1985, this aircraft's brakes failed. It ended up in a gully, its nose section completely crushed. It was repaired using the nose section of RCAF 11029 c/n CV-311, but remained stored at Lewistown until dismantled in Sep 2000 and trucked to here for further restoration. By Sep 2005 it had been reassembled as seen in this photo. On 25 June 2010 a Boeing Vertol 234 helicopter airlifted it to NAS Whidbey Island, Oak Harbor, WA for static display. Sorry for the blocking fence!
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