c/n 1355

N43446 at Lake Hood.
Photo: Fred Wallis © 31 May 2005
N43446 at Anchorage on maintenance.
Photo: Kenneth I. Swartz © May 1987
N43446 in the water at Lake Hood.
Photo: Unknown photographer © July 1984 - Aird Archives
Photo: Unknown photographer © 25 June 1982 - Aird Archives
N43446 at Vancouver.
Photo: John Kimberley © April 1982
N43446 at usual docking spot. (DHC-6 on finals)
Photo: John Kimberley © June 1979
N43446 Alaska North titles. Before and after, or after and before!
Photos: John Kimberely © June 1979 - Aird Archives
N43446 in earlier scheme at Vancouver.
Photo: Kenneth I. Swartz © 24 December 1978

c/n 1355

58-2024 • N9861F • CF-XGG

N43446

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58-2024 US Army # 1904. L-20 No. 905. Command A-16. Delivered 16-Jun-1959. Built as L-20A and re-designated U-6A in 1962.

N9861F Details Unknown.

CF-XGG John William Bevan. Regd Nov-1968

Accident: Thurston Harbour, BC 52°51’N 131°45’W. 18-Oct-1975. The floats struck a submerged object shortly after touchdown. The aircraft yawed and the left wing dug in. Substantial damage to the aircraft. Pilot and three passengers uninjured.

N43446 Alaska North Flying Service. Circa 1972.

N43446 Donna L. Aregood, Anchorage, AK. Regd Jan-1979,

N43446 Alaska West Guides & Outfitters / AK West Air Service Inc., Kenai, AK. Ca. 1984.

N43446 Chitina Air Service, Eyak Lake / Cordova, AK.

N43446 Shaska Ventures Inc., King Salmon, AK. Regd 25-Apr-1989. Canx 30-Apr-1992. On USCAR at 01-Oct-1994.

Airworthiness date: 11-May-1995.

N43446 Alaska Rainbow Lodge Inc., King Salmon, AK. Regd 03-Jun-1999. Canx 03-Mar-2003.

N43446 ALY LLC., King Salmon, AK. Regd 26-Mar-2003. Leased to and operated by Alaska Rainbow Lodge, King Salmon.

Accident: King Salmon AK. 10-Jun-2005. The commercial certificated pilot was departing on a river toward the southeast in the float-equipped aircraft. He said that the aircraft was on-step, when it began an un-commanded left turn. He attempted to counteract the turn by applying right rudder and right aileron, but there was no change. The pilot indicated that he aborted the takeoff by pulling the engine power to idle. The airplane continued a hard left turn, and the right wing struck the water. The pilot said the right wing was bent upward about 40 degrees at the right wing lift strut attach point. In the Pilot/Operator Aircraft Accident Report (NTSB Form 6120.1) submitted by the pilot, he indicated that after returning to the dock, he noticed a light wind of about 8 to 10 knots from the north. NTSB report ANC05LA082

Total time: 15,063 hrs at Jun-2005.

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