c/n 845

N64393 passing the Super 8.
Photo: Danny Hoggard © 18 September 2013
N64393 off for an air cruise.
Photo: Dirk Septer © 20 May 2013
N64393 of Promech Air working hard.
Photo: Danny Hoggard © 16 August 2012
N64393 on duty, tail logo now added.
Photo: Dirk Septer © 05 September 2011
N64393 back in Ketch.
Photos: Thor Johnson © 23 May 2009
N64393 looks all ready for pick-up.
Photo: John Caswell © 21 December 2008
N64393 at Sealand for some work.
Photos: John Casewell © 03 December 2008
Photo: Dirk Septer © 03 December 2008
N64393 off flightseeing again.
Photo: Helge Nyhus © September 2006 - Aird Archives
N64393 still going strong at Ketchikan.
Photos: Neil Aird © 10 September 2004
N64393 six years earlier.
Photo: Robbie Shaw © June 1998
N64393 approaches the Ketchikan dock in the rain.
Photo: Unknown photographer (via Russell Waller) © 01 July 1991 - Aird Archives
N64393 at the Ketchikan dock.
Photo: Lenn Bayliss © 1981
N64393 still with Flair titles in Kenmore yard.
Photo: Ian M. Macdonald © c.1980
54-1701 RU-6A assigned to the 146th RR Co serving in Viet Nam.
Photos: Via "Sakk" Frankenfield ©

c/n 845

54-1701

N64393

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54-1701 US Army # 1544 L-20 No. 545. Command A-6. Delivered 06-Dec-1955. Built as L-20A and re-designated U-6A in 1962. Subsequently converted to RU-6A.

54-1701 Operated with the 146th Aviation Company (RR) Long Thanh, Saigon, Viet Nam. Operated with 224th Aviation Battalion, 156th Aviation Company, (RR). Can Tho, Sth Vietnam.

N64393 South East Alaska Airlines, Ketchikan, AK. Regd Jul-1979.

Airworthiness Date: 19-Dec-1979. Classification – Experimental. Category – To show compliance with FAR.

N64393 Temsco Helicopters Inc., Ketchikan, AK. Regd 12-Apr-1985. Canx 24-Feb-1991. In USCAR at 29-Feb-1992.

N64393 Flair Air. Klawock, AK. Dates unknown.

N64393 South East Alaska A/W., Ketchikan, AK as per photo in 1980.

N64393 Steven K. Schrum, Ketchikan, AK Regd Feb-1994.On USCAR at 01-Oct-1994.

N64393 Mink Bay Partners, Ketchikan, AK. Regd 12-May-1995. Canx 03-Oct-2005.

Incident: Ketchikan Harbour 17-Jun-1999. Bird strike. Gulls hit wing and propeller.

Incident: Ketchikan Harbour 11-Dec-1999. Bird strike. Struck a flock of Gulls which hit a wing and the propeller. Comment on report states “Many gulls feed on refuse from fish processing plant which dumps into the Harbour on landing and approach area used by Pro-Tech. When aircraft approaches they lift off and go in all directions causing a very bad situation”.

Accident: Ketchikan, Alaska. 19-Aug-2002. Two airplanes operated by the same company, a float-equipped de Havilland DHC-2 Beaver, and a float-equipped de Havilland DHC-3 Turbine Otter, collided in midair as they were en route to the same remote destination. The Beaver sustained minor damage to the floats, and the Turbine Otter sustained substantial damage to the top portion of the wings, the fuselage, and vertical stabilizer. The collision occurred over an area of coastal channels and fjords. The pilot of the Beaver stated that his airplane was the first of three company airplanes to depart. Once airborne, and clear of the class E airspace, he changed radio frequencies to monitor a common traffic advisory frequency. He said that about 15 minutes after departure, while in level cruise flight, about 2,000 feet above the water, he felt a sudden thump, followed by a pronounced airframe shudder. He then observed the top of the left wing of the Turbine Otter to his left side, just under the floats of his airplane. He said that just after the two airplanes collided, the Turbine Otter made a left, descending turn, away from his airplane. He said that after determining that he still had full flight control, he elected to return to the operator's base of operation. The pilot of the Turbine Otter said that his airplane was the second of three airplanes. He said that he departed about 5 minutes after the Beaver, and proceeded on a northerly heading, while climbing the airplane to about 2,200 feet. He said that he changed radio frequencies to monitor a common traffic advisory frequency. He said that about 10 minutes after departure, he heard one of the passengers seated in the rear of the airplane yell "airplane." About two seconds later, the pilot heard a loud scrape on the top portion of the airplane. The pilot said that just after the impact, he experienced some difficulty in controlling the airplane, but was soon able to regain partial control, and subsequently made an emergency landing in the ocean waters in the channel. The pilot of the Turbine Otter reported that his airplane was about 10 knots faster than the Beaver. NTSB report ANC02LA098A.

N64393 Kevin & William Hack Trading as Promech Inc., Ketchikan, AK. Dates currently unknown.

Note: Total airframe hours at Aug-2002 – 29,663 hrs.

N64393 PM Holdings, Ketchikan, Alaska, (ProMech Air) Regd 07-Oct-2005.

N64393 PM Aircraft LLC., Ketchikan, AK. Regd 15-Jul-2014.

Note: Total airframe hours at c.27-Jul-2002 – 40,000 hrs.

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