Surviving Grumman S2F Tracker Information Repository
By David D Jackson

Focusing on Existing Grumman S2F / S-2 Tracker, TF-1 / C-1A Trader and WF-2 / E-1B Tracer Airframes

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 Trackers Gone West
Listed in numerical order by US Navy Bureau Number
When bad things happen to good Trackers, and even worse in some cases, to good people.
Starting in year 2000. Sixteen Trackers lost.


136427 making a low, hook-down pass at Anderson, IN

BuNo

Type Owner  Information
133284 TS-2A

CDF, N442DF

Tanker #92 - Mid air collision on 8-28-2001with Tanker #87.  One person killed
FAA Accident Report
133355 S2F-2U Advanced Aviation Services, Reno NV, N7046U Cloud seeding aircraft that crashed on take-off after losing an engine at Reno Stead Airport.  Three persons killed.  4-17-2000.
FAA Accident report
136404 S-2B  American Airpower Heritage Flying Museum (Commemorative Air Force) and currently operated by The Old Dominion Squadron in  Fredericksburg, VA, N5234A Destroyed in a crash at Cherry Point MCAS on 5-03-2007.  No fatalities.  More on the accident.
Tracker Down Special Web Page
See the official NSTB report.
NSTB  Accident Report
This is the original Grumman Tracker to be released by the Navy to be flown as a warbird in 1984.  The first owner of this S2F was Doc Harrison and was the subject of an Air Classics feature article and cover photo in Dec of 1984.  This aircraft operated and flew to air shows each summer and was the only current Tracker flying at air shows in the early 21st century.
Old Dominion Squadron Tracker Page
Warbird Registry Tracker 136404
Shanaberger.com Tracker 136404-2
Shanaberger.com Tracker 136404-3
Shanaberger.com Tracker 136404-5
Shanaberger.com Tracker 136404-6
Shanaberger.com Tracker 136404-7
Shanaberger.com Tracker 136404-8
Shanaberger.com Tracker 136404-9

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Airliners 136404-All
136512 S-2A CDF, N450DF Tanker #87 - Mid air collision on 8-28-2001 with Tanker #92.  One person killed.
FAA Accident Report
136717 S-2 Securite Civile, F-ZBBL Tanker 19 destroyed on 7-19-2005 at Taradeau, Var, France.  No injuries.
ACRO Accident Photos 2005

ACRO Accident Photos 2005 - Photo 1
ACRO Accident Photos 2005 - Photo 2
136747 S-2 Securite Civile, F-ZBFE Tanker 17 destroyed on 8-20-2005 at Valgorge, France.  Two killed.
136791 C-1A Fuel Services, LLC in Wasilla, AK, N27PH Named "Wheel Chair Seven" and registered N27PH. 

This C-1A was completely destroyed on October, 16, 2012 in a one fatality accident near Skewentna, AK, killing pilot Peter B. Iversen Sr. Fuel Services earlier in 2012 had purchased 136791 from James Haggland, Fairbanks, AK  and was using it to haul freight in Alaska, especially to operating gold mines.  Photos of 136791 can be found on my Archived Tracker Updates page.
http://www.adn.com/2012/10/16/2662325/pilot-dead-in-cargo-plane-crash.html


http://www.ktuu.com/news/ntsb-troopers-respond-to-plane-wreckage-near-willow-101612,0,2076544.story

Recent information from Donald Smith of Columbus, IN, who was a crew member on this particular Trader while in the US Navy, says he has seen it in Alaska and it is being used to support a gold mine operation.  The sighting was made in October of 2009.  See the short history below on 136791.  It is very interesting.
Short History of WC7
Avia Magazine 136791-2002 

147535 S-2D Allied Air Force, Allen Town,  PA This aircraft was registered as N2195Y but was de-listed in May of 2003 and taken apart for spares.  It was no longer at Allentown as of June  2004 when the webmaster visited the airport, and according to the FBO, it had been cut up and shipped elsewhere.  From the photos this looked to be a very nice looking aircraft.  Before its demise this Tracker had been put up for sale on Ebay and had a high bid of $45,100, which did not meet the reserve price.  The aircraft had 5,523 hours on the airframe and 683 hours on the right engine and 1014 hours on the left engine since major overhaul.  It was purchased by UAC and taken to Tucson, AZ.
Aeroweb 147535-1-2000

Aeroweb 147535-1-2000
Airliners 147535-2004
149260 S-2E St. Augustine, FL Derelict Scrapped in 2011
Nose Number:  151
AMARC ID:  1S218
Grumman Serial Number:  104C

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Grumman Tracker S-2 Boneyard 12-2009
Airliners 149260 2005
149261 S-2E

 

St. Augustine, FL Derelict Scrapped in 2011
Scrapped in 2011Nose Number:  156
AMARC ID:  1S227
Grumman Serial Number:  105C
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Grumman Tracker S-2 Boneyard 12-2009
149270 S-2E

 

St. Augustine, FL Derelict Scrapped in 2011
Nose Number:  175
AMARC ID:  1S226
Grumman Serial Number:  114C
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Grumman Tracker S-2 Boneyard 12-2009
149856 S-2E St. Augustine, FL Derelict Scrapped in 2011
Nose Number:  153 (One of two with this number)
AMARC ID:  1S222
Grumman Serial Number:  131C
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Grumman Tracker S-2 Boneyard 12-2009
Airliners149856 2005
149860 S-2E St. Augustine, FL Derelict Scrapped in 2011
Nose Number:  153 (One of two with this number) 
AMARC ID:  1S249
Grumman Serial Number:  135C
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Grumman Tracker S-2 Boneyard 12-2009
149876 S-2E St. Augustine, FL Derelict Scrapped in 2011
Nose Number:  166 but may not show
AMARC ID:  1S216
Grumman Serial Number:  151C
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Grumman Tracker S-2 Boneyard 12-2009
149888 S-2E St. Augustine, FL Derelict Scrapped in 2011
Nose Number:  154
AMARC ID:  1S238
Grumman Serial Number:  163C
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Grumman Tracker S-2 Boneyard 12-2009
152335 S-2G St. Augustine, FL Derelict Scrapped in 2011
Nose Number:  715
AMARC ID:  1S513
Grumman Serial Number:  222C
This was registered to the National Museum of Naval Aviation as N6294U from 2-09-1993 until 9-22-1996.
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Grumman Tracker S-2 Boneyard 12-2009
152804 S-2E St. Augustine, FL Derelict Scrapped in 2011
Nose Number:  706
AMARC ID:  1S594
Grumman Serial Number:  273C
his was registered to the National Museum of Naval Aviation as N6294L from 2-09-1993 until 9-23-1996.

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Grumman Tracker S-2 Boneyard 12-2009
152838 S-2T Cal-Fire, N449DF Grumman Serial Number 307C.

On October 7, 2014 at 4:26 PM local California time a Cal-Fire S-2T Turbo Tracker Tanker 81 crashed into the side of mountain while fighting the Dog Rock Fire in Yosemite National Park.  

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Airport Data 152838-2005

Jet Photos 152838-2005

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