c/n 1403

N420RC at Lake Hood, Anchorage.
Photo: Ben Cogger © 02 November 2017
Photo: Ben Cogger © 15 May 2014
Photo: Heiko Quander © 27 May 2009
N420RC outside paint shop at Edmonton City Airport.
Photo: Alexis Antonakis © 24 July 2008
Photo: Dirk Septer © 27 June 2008
C-GUNE then went to Vancouver Island and Sealand.
Photo: John Caswell © 10 February 2006
C-GUNE awaiting an eventual rebuild.
Photo: Rich Hulina © 06 March 2004
N31339 at Titusville, Florida. Hanging onto her military scheme.
Photo: Karl Kramer © 08 March 1987 - Ian MacFarlane Collection
N31339 wearing dual markings.
Photo: Bill Jesse © March 1982 - Ken Marshall Collection - Aird Archives
Photo: Marion Pyles - Air Pix Collection © February 1981 - Ruben Husberg Collection
N31339 showing her stuff.
Photo: Larry Johnson © 22 March 1980
Photo: L. B. Slides © 23 February 1980 - Wayne Mutza Collection
58-2071 of the Utah National Guard at Davis-Monthan AFB.
Photo: Unknown photographer © November 1978 - Aird Archives

c/n 1403

 . 58-2071 • N31339 • C-GUNE • N93V

N420RC

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58-2071 US Army # 195. L-20 No. 952. Command A-16. Delivered 04-Dec-1959. US Army. Built as L-20A and re-designated U-6A in 1962.

58-2071 Utah National Guard.

58-2071 Stored at MASDC, Davis Monthan AFB., AZ. 11-Aug-1975 to 30-Jan-1976. PNC (Product Control Number)  UD072.

N31339 Civil Defence, Nashville, TN. Dates currently unknown.

Airworthiness date: 27-Jul-1979. Category – Normal

N31339 Lyle E. Goodin, Titusville, FL. Regd Aug-1979.

Accident: Titusville, FL. 01-Oct-1983. The aircraft collided with a truck while taking off but managed to stay airborne, fly a mission and return to a normal landing. The private pilot was reportedly carrying 8 passengers for a parachute drop. He would not admit he was carrying passengers and none of the passengers would give a written statement. One of the jumpers stated that during takeoff the pilot flew the aircraft to the left side of the runway where the ground crew truck was parked. The tail wheel of the aircraft hit theroof of the truck. One of the jumpers said that the private pilot was paid to fly them. The pilot's assessment of the damage was loosened brackets on the tail wheel attachment. No one was reported as injured. NTSB report MIA84LA001.

Total time: 6,600 hours at Oct-1983.

N31339 Operator unknown. Previous dates unknown. Canx 04-Jun-1987.

C-GUNE Fort Frances Sportsmen Airways, Fort Frances, ON. Regd 25-Jun-1987. Canx 02-May-1989.

C-GUNE 502112 Ontario Inc., (Kakabeka Air Service), Kakabeka Falls, Kamanistiqua River, ON. Regd 10-Aug-1989 and 04-May-1993.

C-GUNE 988578 Ontario Inc., (Kakabeka Air Service), Kakabeka Falls, Kamanistiqua River, ON. Regd 04-May-1993. Deleted 03-May–2006 on export to USA.

Accident: Kashishabog Lake, Nr Armstrong, ON. 24-Aug-2002. The aircraft was en-route from Holinshead Lake to Kashishibog when the pilot encountered deteriorating weather conditions. As the flight progressed, the ceiling became increasingly lower until it was nearly at tree top level. Shortly thereafter, the pilot located a cabin at the destination outpost camp. On final approach to the camp, the aircraft struck the water while in a turn, tearing off one float and it eventually sank. The pilot and four passengers exited the aircraft and attempted to swim ashore. While swimming, one of the passengers went missing and was not located. ON Provincial Police divers were dispatched to search for the missing passenger. One serious injury; three minor injuries; one unknown. CADORS report 2002O1137. TSB report A02C0191.

Note: At Thunder Bay 06-Mar-2004 but later moved to Sealand Aviation Ltd., Campbell River, BC, where it was rebuilt in the Spring of 2006.

N93V Duane A. Peters, Anchorage, AK. Regd 10-May-2006. Canx 04-May-2007.

N93V Jerry Shultz, Dallas TX. Operated by Jonathan L Miller, Anchorage. AK. Circa Apr-2007.

Accident: Anchorage International Airport, AK . 17-Apr-2007. Following a rebuild of the accident airplane, the pilot and the mechanic who rebuilt the airplane conducted a preflight inspection, to include a check of the flight controls, and were satisfied that the airplane appeared airworthy. During the takeoff-initial climb, the airplane was about 150 feet agl at 70 mph airspeed when it suddenly rolled about 90 degrees to the right. The pilot applied left aileron and left rudder control, but the airplane did not respond. He retarded the engine power to idle and pushed forward on the control yoke to maintain airspeed. The airplane's right wing struck the runway and the pilot applied full engine power. The left wing struck the ground, and the airplane landed hard on the main landing gear. The airplane then departed the runway area and collided with a ditch. A post accident examination of the airplane and flight controls revealed that the chain control linkage, within the control yoke, was misrouted at the base of the control column, thereby reversing the aileron activation. Standard preflight inspection protocols for fixed-wing aircraft require that the pilot ensure that the ailerons deflect in the proper direction when the control yoke is moved to the left and right roll positions. NTSB report ANC07LA029.

Total Time: 10,611 hours at Apr-2007.

Mods include: Tundra tires, extended cabin with Alaska door.

Note: On rebuild at Edmonton, AB.,  in Sep-2008.

N93V Rapids Camp Lodge LLC., Dallas, TX.  Regd 08-May-2007. Based Lake Hood, Anchorage, AK.

N420RC Rapids Camp Lodge LLC., Dallas, TX Regd 08-May-2007. Based Lake Hood, Anchorage, AK.

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