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I'm trying to find a 1959 C172 tail number N7393T.

It was my grandfather's and the last registered record of it was near Glendale AZ. It was deregistered in 2015 and I found out that since it cannot be reregistered for 5 years it may have a new tail number. Any tips on tracking and finding this plane would be helpful.

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  • $\begingroup$ A quick search on my favorite search engine orient me to flight aware. Then I tried to put the serial number on the FAA registry but without luck. I cannot find any references to this serial number after 2015. What other methods did you tried before asking your question? $\endgroup$ – Manu H Aug 25 at 17:39
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Sorry to be the bearer of bad news. But, you have already asked this question on www.airport-data.com. A quick search in the FAA search database with the tail number or serial number (which can be found using the tail number) shows that it has not legally flown in the US in almost a decade. So, it is either sitting somewhere as a ramp queen, registered overseas, or not in existence any longer.

Try contacting the last person to register it. Otherwise, it would be like trying to find a salvaged car after it has been junked. It will only pop up if it is reregistered. However, you can pay a private firm like a law firm to research the aircraft’s certificate of title (or simply title). It would be like searching a deed.

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  • $\begingroup$ Thanks> yeah I was trying a couple different forums to expand my search but thanks for the help. I've tracked it so far to Glendale AZ. I'll hopefully find it $\endgroup$ – Michael Matt Aug 26 at 11:59
  • $\begingroup$ @MichaelMatt - I wish you the best of luck in finally finding it. Post an answer with a picture of it when you do. Maybe a description of how you were able to locate it, too. $\endgroup$ – Dean F. Aug 26 at 12:37
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You could try a search at Landings.com.

They have a serial number search link.

http://www.landings.com/evird.acgi$pass*193800885!_h-www.landings.com/_landings/pages/search.html

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