RON SMITH COLLECTION
No. 11606. Barker B-2 (N6917 c/n 1)
Photographed at Oshkosh, Wisconsin, USA, ca. 1980, by Ron Smith

Barker B-2

10/31/2012. Remarks by Walter van Tilborg: "The B-2 was again a homebuilt aircraft design of Arthur Barker and the one-of-a-kind aircraft was built in a period of two years. The B-2 made the first flight during 1970 and was powered by an 125 hp Lycoming O-290-G engine. In initial form the aircraft was configured as parasol wing (site files) tandem two-seater. By 1980 the had been converted to a closed cabin high wing aircraft with a raised aft fuselage decking.

The aircraft was involved in an accident on June 30, 2011. While flying near a private airfield in Sisterdale, Texas, the propeller and tailwheel hit several powerlines, and descending the aircraft struck the tracks of a miniature railroad. Upon impact with the ground the bottom of the rudder and the right wing were bent and the main landing gear separated; the sole occupant escaped injuries. Although still on the register, the status of the aircraft is unknown."

Created October 31, 2012