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N6473 of Alaska Air Guides at Lake Hood, Anchorage.
Photo: Peter Keating © August 1978 - Ian MacFarlane Collection 
Photo: Cogger Family Collection © 1978
N6473 at Vancouver shortly after transportation there.
Photos: Neil Aird © 08 and 09 May 2001
51-16848 serving with US Army in Europe.
Photo: Unknown photographer © The Aviation Photo Company
51-16848 at a "Portes Ouverte" at Avions Fairey Gosselies.
Photo: SABCA Archives © via Charles Mali

c/n 410

51-16848

N6473

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51-16848 US Army #1212. L-20 No: 213. Command A-2. Delivered 24-Nov-1952. Built as L-20A and re-designated U-6A in 1962

N6473 Texas State Technical Institute. Regd Jan-1972 at the former James Connally Air Force Base in Waco.

Airworthiness Cert: 15-May-1978

N6473 Alaska Air Guides. Circa Aug 1978.

N6473 Atlee R. Dodge & Edweena A. Dodge, Iliamna, AK. Regd 31-Aug-1978. On USCAR at 02-Mar-1990 & 01-Oct-1994.

Accident: Kenai, AK. 14-Mar-1981. Aircraft stalled during low level turn. Aircraft at least 1,230lbs over gross weight limit & 5% of maximum aft of rear centre of gravity limits. Substantial damage to aircraft. Pilot killed and passenger seriously injured. ANC81FA028

N6473 Richard C. Odgers, Anchorage, AK. Regd 20-Jul-1999.

Note: Noted at Pacific Aircraft Salvage, Vancouver, BC. May-2001 & 19-Oct-2002. Awaiting rebuild - or reduction to parts!.

N6473 Registration cancelled 30-Apr-2013.

Current status unknown

I finally met Al Beaulieu.

Here he tells me about the circumstances of the tragic demise of N6473.

Photo: Neil Aird © 19 October 2002