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N60TF always coming or going at Sitka, Alaska.
Photo: Ruud Leeuw © June 2006
N60TF coping with typical Sitka weather conditions.
Photo: Helge Nyhus © September 2006
N60TF in service at Sitka.
Photo: Morgan Thrift © 06 July 2005
N60TF nears completion with Kal Air at Vernon.
Capstone equipment gets fired up.
Small flat antenna for Capstone installation.
Photos: John W. Olafson © 08 June 2004
N60TF at Sealand, Campbell River, BC.
Photo: Dirk Septer © May 2000

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57-2563 • N62305

N60TF

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57-2563 US Army # 1783 L-20 No. 784 Command A-13. Delivered 14-Mar-1958. Built as L-20A and re-designated U-6A in 1962.

57-2563 Stored at MASDC, Davis Monthan AFB., AZ. 20-Jun-1973 to 06-Nov-1974. Inventory Code UD039.

N62305 Des Moines Independent Community School, Des Moines, IA. Regd Dec-1974.

N62305 Wipaire Inc., Inver Grove Heights, MN. Regd 13-Feb-1992.

N60TF Cinema Air Jet Centre Inc., Carlsbad, CA.

Thomas E. McGuire, Anchorage, AK. Resv’d 30-Nov-1992. Regd. Mar-1993. On USCAR at 01-Oct-1994.

Airworthiness date: 01-Mar 1993. Category – Normal.

N60TF Harris Aircraft Services Inc., Sitka, AK. Regd 06-Mar-2001.

Accident: Salmon Lake, near Sitka, AK. 30-May-2003. The airline transport Certificated pilot departed from a paved runway for a short flight to a remote lake in an amphibious float-equipped airplane to deliver supplies to a client. The pilot reported that he was transporting several loads of equipment to the lake, and failed to visually check the gear position while looking for a new unloading area. He also indicated that he was distracted when he had to reset the flaps, and by a minor malfunction with the airplane's GPS receiver. He said he forgot to raise the landing gear wheels, and landed on the lake with the wheels extended. During the landing touchdown on the lake, the airplane nosed over and received damage to the left wing and fuselage. The airplane is equipped with floats that have landing gear position lights installed on the instrument panel. The airplane also has a mirror enabling the pilot to visually observe the landing gear position. NTSB report ANC03LA054

Accident: Sitka. AK. 21-Mar-2005. Landing gear collapse. No injuries and little damage. No NTSB report found.

Note: Dec-2011 on US Dept of Interior, National Business Centre list hourly lease rate of $650.00.

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