Cessna T303 Crusader  N9457C                  (c/n  T303-0177)


                                           Cessna claimed that the Crusader was the first light weight twin of its class to feature full IFR
                                           avionics, that handling of the aircraft benefitted substancially from the high set tailplane and that
                                           the counter rotating airscrews minimised torque effect.  It certainly was a nice looking machine.
                                           However, despite this, and Cessna's claims, only 297 were built between 1981 and 1986.  This
                                           brand new example was seen at El Paso in 1982. Ten years later this aircraft was sold in Germany
                                           becoming D-IGCW.