** Report created 10/14/2004 Record 7 **********************************************
Regis#: 712TS Make/Model: DHC2 Description: DHC-2 Mk1
Beaver (U-6, L-20)
Date: 09/20/2004 Time:
Event Type: Accident Highest Injury: Fatal Mid Air: N
City: SITKA State: AK Country: US
HARRIS AIRCRAFT SERVICES, N712TS, DEHAVILAND DHC2 BEAVER, WAS
ISSUED AN ALERT NOTICE AS MISSING ON 9/20/04, SEARCH AND RESCUE ACTIVITY
SUSPENDED 9/30/04, THE FIVE PERSONS ON BOARD ARE ASSUMED FATAL, SITKA, ALASKA
TO BARANOF WARM SPRINGS, ALASKA
INJURY DATA Total Fatal: 5
# Crew: 1 Fat: 1 Ser: 0 Min: 0 Unk: Y
# Pass: 4 Fat: 4 Ser: 0 Min: 0 Unk: Y
# Grnd: Fat: 0 Ser: 0 Min: 0 Unk:
Activity: Business Phase: Unknown Operation: Air Taxi (On Demand)
Departed: SITKA, AK Dep Date: 09/20/2004 Dep.
Time: 1835 Destination: BARANOF WARM SPRINGS Flt Plan: VFR Wx
Briefing: Y Last Radio Cont: DEPARTING RY 11 SIT
Last Clearance: NONE
FAA FSDO: JUNEAU, AK (AL05) Entry date:
> September 25th - 5:29 pm ET
> No sign of missing plane, search enters sixth day
> The Associated Press
> SITKA, Alaska — There has been no trace of a missing floatplane as
> the search for it and its five occupants entered its sixth day in
> Southeast Alaska.
> Coast Guard officials had hoped a break in the weather Friday would
> turn up signs of the plane's passage, but flyovers of mountain
> passes the plane may have taken yielded nothing, according to Lt. Matt
> Moorlag at the Coast Guard's Juneau command center.
> The search by Coast Guard, Civil Air Patrol and private aircraft
> continued Saturday. Wind gusts of up to 50 miles an hour were
> expected in the area by evening, which could hamper the search.
> "So we're trying to search as much as we possibly can with the
> weather window we have today," Moorlag said.
> Those on board are Joe Murphy, of Bremerton, Wash., senior vice
> president of the Washington State Labor Council; his twin brother,
> Jim Murphy, of Sequim, Wash.; Jerry Balmer, of Auburn, Calif.;
> Koenig, of Pleasanton, Calif., and pilot Eric Johnson of Sitka.
> The four passengers were on a fishing vacation together. They took
> off from Sitka on Monday and were destined for Baranof Wilderness
> Lodge at Warm Springs Bay to the east of the island.
> Copyright 2004 The Associated Press. All rights reserved.