Aircraft Manufacturer: BEECH
Aircraft Model: B200C
Engine Manufacturer: P&W
Engine Model: PT6A-60A
Aircraft Year: 1982
Owner Name: DEPARTMENT OF THE AIR FORCE
Owner Address: PO BOX 1504, LAYTON, UT, 84041-6504
Type of Owner: Government
Registration Date: 30-May-1989
Airworthiness Certificate Type: Standard
Approved Operations: Normal
Mode S Code A89BB0 52115660
This plane was sold outright to the United States Air Force in 1982, but to an unusual outfit: DET 1, AFEREG, PO Box 528, Mercury, Nevada 89023. Mercury Nevada is the “company town” for the Nevada Test Site. At the time of the sale, the land at Groom Lake was under the control of the Department of Energy (who control the test site), so DET 1, AFEREG could possibly be an old forwarding address for Groom Lake.
In 1986, for unknown reasons, “DET 1, AFEREG” sold the plane back to Beechcraft in 1986 who, in turn sold the plane to one “Horace William Horton” of PO Box 27465, Las Vegas, Nevada on October 28, 1986.
Two years later, Mr. Horton sold the plane directly to the Department of the Air Force at PO Box 459, Clearfield, Utah. Thus, a triangular relationship between Beechcraft, “DET 1, AFEREG,” the Department of the Air Force, and Mr. Horton emerges: one that directly links one to another.