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N906JS at Campbel River with some new doors.
Photo: Dirk Septer © 05 May 2018
Photo: Bob Kobzey © 11 May 2018
N906JS at Lake Hood.
Photo: Ben Cogger © 18 June 2016
N906JS operating from Healy, Alaska.
Photos: Fred Wallis © 18 June 2008
N906JS at home base, Fairbanks, Alaska.
Photos: Neil Aird © September 1995
Photo: Anthony L. Payne © November 2001

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CF-OEO • C-FOEO • N144TB

N906JS

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CF-OEO & C-FOEO Province of Ontario Department of Lands and Forests, Queens Park, Toronto & Sault Ste Marie, ON. Delivered 30-Jan-1967.

Accident: 6ml W of Swastika, ON Lat 80.02W, Long 48.11W. 26-May-1972. During an attempt t land and pick up water during fire fighting activities, the nose of the left float struck the water and the aircraft overturned and sank. The pilot, Bert Lowe, was uninjured.

CF-OEO & C-FOEO Province of Ontario, Ministry of Natural Resources, Sault Ste. Marie. ON, Regd prior to Cert of Airworthiness renewal dated 02-Nov-1972. C of not renewed until 04-Nov-1975 when re-registered and then annually until deleted on export to USA. 15-Jun-1984.

N144TB Operator unknown. Regd Jun-1984.

N906JS Joseph W. Sheehan, Fairbanks, AK. Regd 09-Aug-1984. Canx 30-May-2008

Airworthiness date: 22-Aug-1984.Category – Normal.

Accident: Fairbanks, AK. 03-Sep-1988. The airplane was on a climbout at approximately 1000 to 1200 feet m.s.l. when the engine quit and the pilot encountered an engine fire. The pilot elected to go back to the airport. The airplane crashed on the taxiway, and the airplane was substantially damaged. The pilot was not injured. Examination of the aircraft engine revealed a hole in the side of the engine combustion chamber liner. The turbine chamber and turbine blade were completely destroyed by the inflight fire and uncontained case failure. NTSB report ANC88LA123

Total time: 6,152 hrous at Sep-1988.

N906JS N906JS LLC., Fairbanks, AK. Regd 30-Oct-2008.

Accident: Cantwell AK. 07-Jul-2012 The pilot stated that on a sight seeing flight from Healy, AK, during normal cruise flight the engine suddenly lost all power. He attempted to restart the engine, but was unable, and elected to make a forced landing in a bog. During the landing, the left wing and right elevator stuck trees, and sustained substantial damage. After the forced landing, the pilot noticed that the emergency fuel shutoff lever on the right side of the centre console had been moved toward the shutoff position. The passenger that was seated in the right seat of the cockpit stated that we was unaware of the fuel shutoff lever, and was not briefed on specific areas to be aware of in the cockpit, but that he had been adjusting himself in the seat just prior to the engine shutting down. 

Alaska State Trooper report:

On 07-Jul-2012 at 19:24 hours, Alaska State Troopers received the report a downed aircraft near mile post 191 of the Parks Highway. The pilot of a 1966 DHC-2 de havilland made an emergency landing in a marshy area approximately five miles south of Summit Airfield in Cantwell. The plane had a total of eight people on board including the pilot. Alaska State Troopers contacted the Denali National Park Rangers and was able to coordinate the use of their A-Star Helicopter to retrieve the personnel from the plane. The lead pilot for the tour company, Fly Denali, also contacted an Era Helicopter, which was in the area for assistance. With the use of the helicopters, all eight personnel were safely transported from the scene to Summit Airfield. Cantwell EMS was standing by at the airfield when they arrived. All personnel reported no injuries and were then transported back to their hotels.

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