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N1018A in action. Now, who's the operator - no prizes!
Photo: Danny Hoggard © 21 July 2013
N1018A over Downtown!
Photo: John W. Olafson © 02 July 2013
N1018A landing sequence at Ketchikan.
Photos: Justin Iryes © 2005 - via Fred Wallis
N1018A now operating with Taquan at Ketchikan.
Photo: Neil Aird © 16 September 2004
N1018A at log sort yard - Port Clement, BC.
Photo: Thor Johnson  © April 1990
N1018A Jim Larson gives thumbs up

at Prince of Wales Island.

Photo: Thor Johnson © April 1989
N1018A in action.
Photo: Thor Johnson © March 1988
N1018A of Westflight at Kenmore, Washington.
Photo: © Glen Etchells
N1018A arrives at Kenmore's dock.
Photo: Peter Keating © 24 June 1983 - Ian MacFarlane Collection - Aird Archives
HP-375 on operations.
Photos: Jim Nickless © 1964

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N52409 Air Carrier Service Corporation. Delivered 29-May-1952.

N52409 Talaria Aircraft Representatives, New York, NY. Regd 25-May-1964. Canx 31-Aug-1967.

HP-375 Turismo Aero S.A. (noted 1970 in register).

• No regn. Purchased by Laurentian Air Services. Sold 1978.

N1018A Kenmore Air Harbor Inc., Kenmore, WA. Regd Apr-1978.

N1018A Westflight, Ketchikan, AK. Regd Mar-1979.

Note: Seen in Westair colours and markings with added Kenmore Air markings.

N1018A Taquan Air Service Inc., Ketchikan, AK. Regd 02-Nov-1987. Canx 04-Jan-1991, On USCAR at 29-Feb-1992 & 01-Oct-1994. Canx 19-Jul-2000.

Airworthiness Date: 16-Jun-1983.

Accident: Location unknown. 31-May-1988. Struck a log during a water landing damaged left float keel.

Accident: Location unknown . 12-May-1991. Rough running engine forced landing on open water. Cylinder malfunctioned. Towed to maintenance base.

N1018A S. & S. Aircraft Leasing Inc., Ketchikan, AK. Regd 19-Jul-2000. Operating as Taquan Air Service.

Service Difficulty Report. Location unknown.13-Sep-2004. Removed fuel flow transducer (pn 660526as) installed under stc nr sa809gl. Unit providing erroneous fuel flow readings and causing the air data computer (adc) also installed in the aircraft to function improperly. Air data computer installed under iaw stc no. sa02203ak.

Service Difficulty Report. Location unknown. 25-May-2007.  Engine lost some power on descent, once the plane landed, pilot reported a metal to metal sound. Once maintenance arrived a large amount of oil was seen at the exhaust tailpipe. After pulling the propeller through, a hydraulic lock occurred and at that point crew placed the aircraft on a barge to return to town. At engine removal a large amount of oil was leaking through the supercharger section of the engine and metal contaminates were discovered in the oil screen.

Accident: Ketchikan AK. 02-Jul-2012. The pilot of the float-equipped airplane reported that he planned to step taxi while making a left turn, and then takeoff. He applied takeoff power to get the airplane on step, then reduced power, and started a turn to left. The airplane turned to the left sharper than he anticipated. He applied right rudder and reduced left aileron. As the turn started to straighten out, the airplanes right wing struck the water, sustaining substantial damage. There were no pre-accident mechanical issues with the airplane. ANC12CA060.

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