Where are the ones who have gone before us?

Jet #3 — N760H, Serial Number 5

N760H was definitely purchased through Olive's business agreement with Morane-Saulnier [Mike Jerram, General Aviation]. Her first owners? Henry and Louise Timken, who I know from railroad fame for inventing the tapered roller bearing [Demonstration Locomotive]. The two took turns piloting her, holding onto N760H into 1969-1970. A Neil Cargile became her owner at that point, and the Timkens bought a Learjet [Alex Kvassay, Professional Pilot Magazine, Geoff Goodall].

 Louise Timken with N760H, date unknown. Via Alex Kvassay.

Louise Timken with N760H, date unknown. Via Alex Kvassay.

N760H at an unknown location, date unknown. Screen capture of scan of slide from an expired Ebay auction, unknown seller.

 N760H painted as she was when she was with the Timkens. Unknown location, June 1962.  Archived here , click for Ebay store.

N760H painted as she was when she was with the Timkens. Unknown location, June 1962. Archived here, click for Ebay store.

 N760H at an unknown date and unknown location, by G. Bouma via Joop de Groot, click for original. The file title suggests this could be 1964, which would be a credible date given that her paint has changed since pictured in 1962.

N760H at an unknown date and unknown location, by G. Bouma via Joop de Groot, click for original. The file title suggests this could be 1964, which would be a credible date given that her paint has changed since pictured in 1962.

Neil Cargile was a man with a colorful life. He had learned to fly in the US Navy, and he was known for appearing at clubs with his girlfriend while they were both in gowns. He ran a mining company by day. His most noteworthy news appearances happen after N2NC née N760H passed through his hands.

From the Hattiesburg American, June 19, 1979. N2NC had been sold two years prior.

N2NC probably would not have handled an unpowered highway landing well. From The Sunday Tennessean, April 1, 1990.

Palm Beach Post, August 3, 1995.

In 1973, N760H had become N2NC which became N2TE in 1981, then XB-FJO in 1990 while registered in Mexico, before returning to the US as N2TE in 1996. Those in-between times are hard to follow. She would crash that year, sadly killing three people whose lives merit stories of their own.

From the Orange County Register, December 2, 1996—2 days after the crash of N2TE

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