First flight of c/n 149 was July 17, 1974. N896GA was registered to Grumman American Corp., Savannah (GA). A certificate of airworthiness was issued July 29, 1974. In July 1974 the aircraft was reregistered N17586 to Page Gulfstream, San Antonio (TX) for outfitting. Final owner was the Republic of Togo, West Africa. C/n 149 was registered 5V-TAA November 26, 1974 and the aircraft was delivered December 3 the same year. A certificate of airworthiness was issued December 10, 1974. The aircraft was written-off December 26, 1974 at Lome (Togo) after returning from a flight to Niamey (Niger). The flight crew of three were all killed in the crash. Accumulated flight time was 50 hours. Total landings: 35. For sure the shortest career of any Gulfstream!