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N444EF now a busy Beaver.
Photo: John W. Olafson © 12 June 2015
N444EF finally caught in the water!
Photo: Tom Hildreth © 06 July 2010
N444EF with new doors and windows.
Photo: Stephen Toernblom © 06 May 2007
Photo: Fred Wallis © 15 December 2006
N444EF for sale at Lake Hood.
Photos: Neil Aird © 06 September 2004
N444EF at Lake Hood.
Photo: Ruben Husberg © 20 May 1990 - Aird Archives
N444EF on the Merrill Field ramp.
Photo: Kenneth I. Swartz © May 1987
Photo: Unknown photographer © July 1982 - Aird Archives
N444EF partially protected from the elements.
Photo: John Kimberley © July 1990
N444EF wearing a snow blanket this time.
Photo: John Kimberley © March 1994
N444EF land bound.
Photo: Ruben Husberg © 29 May 1998 - Kenneth I. Swartz Collection
N5231G awaiting an R.985 at Kenmore.
Photo: Kenneth I. Swartz © 12 June 1977

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55-0701 • N5231G

N444EF

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55-0701 US Army #1603. L-20 No.604. Command A-7. Delivered 06-Jun-1956. Built as L-20A and re-designated U-6A in 1962.

55-0701 Served with 224th Aviation Battalion & 156th Aviation Company (RR) at Can Tho in South Vietnam in 1966 as an RU-6A.

N5231G Civil Air Patrol Inc., Maxwell AFB., Montgomery, AL. Regd Jan-1972

N5231G Charles R. Pike, Anchorage, AK. On USCAR at 29-Sep-1979.

N5231G Elm Corporation, dba Elm Fisheries?, Bethel, AK. Regd Mar-1980.

N444EF Elm Fisheries, Bethel, AK. Circa Jul-1982 (P/E).

N444EF John F. Sumrall, Anchorage, AK. Regd May-1980 & 01-Oct-1986. On USCAR at 02-Mar-1990 & 29-Feb-1992.

Certificate date: 14-Jul-1994. Restricted/Other/ Weather Control.

N444EF Katmai Pro Shop Inc., King Salmon, AK. Operated by Katmai Lodge Inc.,King Salmon, AK. Regd 22-Jul-1994. Canx 07-Feb-2005

Accident: King Salmon, AK. 26-Jul-2000. The pilot was departing the river in a float-equipped aircraft. A combination of inflowing streams and strong crosswind caused the aircraft to veer to the left as aircraft moved on to step and water rudders raised. The take off was aborted and the aircraft collided with trees along the left bank of the river in shallow water. Substantial damage to right wing. Pilot and four passengers uninjured. NTSB report ANC00LA098

N444EF AK’s Wilderness Lodge Inc., Port Alsworth, AK. Regd 07-Feb-2005. Canx 13-Jul-2007

N444EF Alaska Ventures LLC.,  Sumner, WA. Regd 10-Sep-2008. Expiry date 31-Aug-2015.

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