N68085 in reflective mood.
Photo: Ben Cogger Family Collection ©
N68085 with Alaska Air Guides at Anchorage.
Photo: Unknown photographer © 25 June 1982 - Aird Archives
Photo: Unknown photographer © June 1979 - Kenneth I. Swartz Collection
N68085 at Kenmore before departing north.
Photo: Unknown photographer © August 1978 - Kenneth I. Swartz Collection
58-2005 awaiting conversion at Kenmore.
Photos: Kenneth I. Swartz © 17 July 1976 & 06 January 1977





58-2005 US Army # 1885. L-20 No. 886. Command A-16. Delivered 27-Apr-1959. Built as L-20A and re-designated U-6A in 1962.

58-2005 Stored at MASDC., Davis Monthan AFB., AZ. 30-Mar-1972 to 22-Mar-1976. PCN (Product Control Number)  HS144.

Note: Purchased by Kenmore at the Davis Monthan auction sale on 29-Jan-1976 for $23,000US. Sold on the basis of “no reasonable potential for normal certification”. Total time 6,164.5 hours., engine 6,481.5 hours. Comment at sale: white paint scheme and late metal right wing.

N68085 Kenmore Air Harbour Inc. Regd 13-Feb-1976.

N68085 Beaver Leasing, Anchorage, AK. Regd Aug-1978.

N68085 AK Air Guides. Regd Circa Jun-1978.

Accident: Tutna Lake, AK. 18-Aug-1985. The aircraft crashed on the side of a mountain at an elevation of 2,200 ft approximately 3 miles from its intended destination, a remote lake. Purpose of the flight was to discharge caribou hunters into an area where caribou were spotted earlier that day. The aircraft was destroyed by fire. Inspection of the wreckage failed to reveal a mechanical failure/malfunction.. NTSB report ANC85FA154.

Total hours: 9,018 hours at Aug-1985.

N68085 Canx. Jan-1986 as destroyed by fire.

Fate Unknown