What happened to the second Super 80 built?
On 2 June 1980 N1002G was damaged in a landing accident at Yuma, Arizona. The aircraft took part in simulated hydraulic failure trials when the accident happened. None of the crew were injured and the aircraft was repairable after the accident. However, during removal of the aircraft from the side of the runway a crane used to lift the aircraft broke and fell across the fuselage. This rendered the aircraft uneconomical to repair. N1002G flew 373 hours and made 364 landings.
Additional note: This aircraft ground looped, a maneuver normally reserved for tail-draggers, before it slid off the runway in the accident.
Read the accident report here.