Tragically, Mark Haskell and Thomas Casagrande died July 17, 2010 when "Lizzy-Lou" went down in South Portland, not far from the Portland Jetport. Preliminary NTSB information.
Mark was a kind, good natured, loving family man who loved to fly. God bless you Mark. Please keep the families of Mark and Thomas in your prayers and thoughts. They will be greatly missed.
Memorial donations can be made to the Haskell Children’s Scholarship Fund, c/o Atlantic Regional Federal Credit Union, P.O. Box 188, Brunswick, ME 04011.
This aircraft was purchased from the Romanian Air Force by Mark and Alison Haskell of Brunswick Maine in Spring of 2001. She is named "Lizzy-Lou" in honor of our daughter Elizabeth Louise who was borne on the day we signed the contract.
After serving the Romanian Military as a trainer and aerobatics / airshow aircraft, this YAK-52 returned to the Aerostar S.A. factory in Bacan, Romania for restoration before being shipped across the Atlantic. Final assembly took place in Swanton, VT. The Paint scheme encompasses the nose, tail and lightning bolt markings of the Yakovlev and Lavochkin Russian fighters.
Based primarily out of Auburn / Lewiston and Portland, Maine airports, she now flies to honor our vets past and present. The rear fuselage markings honor Warren H. Haskell, who served in the Army Amphibian Corps of Engineers in the South Pacific in WW-II.
Manufacturers information sheet.