N9RW back on the water at Lake Hood.
Photo: Ben Cogger © 16 June 2022 - Aird Archives
N9RW making some progress, repainted and waiting.
Photos: Ben Cogger © 01 October 2020 - Aird Archives
N9RW back out of service - after recovery to Iliamna, Alaska.
Photos: Michael McKendry © 26 September 2018
N9RW back in service.
Photo: Unknown photographer © 2016 - via Kevin Thomson
N9RW near Kukaklek Lake, Katmai National Preserve.
Photo: Unknown photographer © via correspondent.
N9RW being tinkered with at Lake Hood.
Photo: Terry Fletcher © 21 May 2008
Photo: Nigel Hitchman © 27 May 2005
Photo: Nicolai Musante © April 2004
Photo: Mark Merry © October 2003
C-GUME with Keyamawun Air Service titles.
Photo: John Kimberley © April 1993 - Aird Archives
C-GUME at Lac Du Bonnet, Manitoba.
Photos: Bill Ewing © August 1984
C-GUME at Ottawa - Uplands.
Photo: Bill Sawchuk © 04 May 1977
56-0382 at Rotterdam.
Photo: Unknown photographer © 1959 - Wim Zwakhals Collection


56-0382 • C-GUME • N47SM



56-0382 US Army #1684. L-20 No. 683. Command A-11. Delivered 14-May-1957. Built as L-20A and re- designated U-6A in 1962.

56-0382 For Sale at Coleman Barracks Mannheim - Sandhofen Feb-1973.

No regn. Purchased by B-M Aviation Ltd., Lachute, QC. 01-Apr-1973.

C-GUME Sabourin Lake Airways Ltd., Cochenour, ON. Regd prior to Certificate of Airworthiness renewal dated 26-Apl-1978. Canx date currently unknown.

C-GUME Enterlake Air Services Ltd., (Selkirk Air), Selkirk, MB. On CCAR at May-1981.

C-GUME Air Park Aviation Limited, Lac du Bonnet, MB. Regn date currently unknown. Canx 04-Jun-1982.

C-GUME Green Airways Ltd., Red Lake, ON. Canx 15-Jun-1983.

C-GUME Keyamawun Lodge Ltd., Ear Falls, ON. Based at Deer Lake, ON. Regd 19-Jul-1983. Canx 23-May-2001.

C-GUME Red Lake Airways Ltd., Red Lake, Kenora, ON. Regd 23-May-2001. Canx 13-Jul-2001, Del 03-Oct-2001 on export to USA.

N47SM Duane A. Peters, Anchorage, AK. Regd 12-Oct-2001. Canx 04-Mar-2002.

Airworthiness date: -22-Oct-2001. Category – Normal.

N47SM T- Corp, Anchorage, AK. Regd 13-Mar-2002. Canx 03-Jun-2002.

N9RW T- Corp, Anchorage, AK. Re regd Jun-2002. Re regd 11-Dec-2013.

Accident: Igiugig, AK. 27-Jun-2010. The commercial pilot was taking off on a passenger flight in conjunction with a remote lodge operation under Title 14, CFR Part 91. The pilot said he picked up passengers in the float-equipped airplane on a beach, and water-taxied out into the lake for takeoff. He said he taxied out about 1,200 feet, reversed course into the wind, and initiated a takeoff. He said when the airplane reached his predetermined abort point, the airplane was still on the water, and might not lift off in time to avoid the terrain ahead. The pilot said rather than abort the takeoff he elected to apply full power and continue the takeoff. He said the airplane collided with the bank, and nosed over. The pilot said there were no pre accident mechanical anomalies with the airplane. The owner of the company said the lake was about 1 mile wide where the pilot elected to takeoff. He said the airplane received substantial damage to the wings and fuselage. He also said the passengers related to him that the engine sounded fine, but they did not think the pilot taxied out very far into the lake.

The NTSB determines the probable cause(s) of this accident was the pilot's decision to use only a portion of the available takeoff area, which resulted in a collision with terrain during takeoff. NTSB report ANC10CA054

Back in service during the 2016 season.

Accident: Kukaklek River, AK. 23-Sep-2018. Collided with river bank. 2 slight inj.

Under repair



Photos: Michael McKendry © 26 September 2018

Off for paint!

xPhoto Rob Cripe © February 2020 - via Fred Wallis