N10395 relaxing on Lake Winebago, Wisconsin.
Photo: Robbie Shaw © 26 July 2019
N10395 visits Pelican Lake at Sioux Lookout, Ontario.
Photo: Rich Hulina © 15 June 2012
N10395 at Oshkosh with white rudder.
Photo: George Trussell © 31 July 2008
N10395 showing off Alaska Door.
Photo: Unknown photographer © July 2004 - Aird Archives
N10395 of Alaska Air Taxi at Lake Hood.
Photo: John P. Stewart © 02 July 2001
Photo: Keith Bollands © 2000
N10395 operating with Taku Glacier Lodge at Juneau, Alaska.
Photo: Ruben Husberg © 23 May 1992
N10395 with Alaska Air Taxi at Anchorage.
Photo: Neil Aird © September 1995
N10395 Picture perfect.
Photo: Unknown photographer © October 1994 - Aird Archives
N10395 with hardware store markings, at Anchorage.
Photo: John Kimberley © June 1979 - Aird Archives




29-Feb-1960 Certificate of Registration #22918 issued to Manitoba Government Air Service, Dept of Mines & Natural Resources, Lac du Bonnet MB

29-Feb-1960 Certificate of Airworthiness #8140 issued.

CF-MAY Province of Manitoba, Air Division, Lac du Bonnet, MB. Delivered 02-Mar-1960.

CF-MAY Manitoba Department of Mines and Natural resources, Lac du Bonnet, MB.

CF-MAY Province of Manitoba Air Division, Lac du Bonnet, MB. Regd prior to Certificate of Airworthiness renewal dated 10-Oct-1973.

Note: On Edo 58-4580s while with Province of Manitoba.

16-Jun-1978 Bill of Sale; Province of Manitoba to Arnold Brothers Transport Ltd., Edmonton, AB.  (also purchased CF-MAV and CF-MAW).

03-Aug-1978 Application for Certificate of Registration by Arnold Brothers Transport Ltd.

18-Aug-1978 Certificate of Registration issued to Arnold Brothers Transport.

CF-MAY Arnold Brothers Transport, Edmonton, AB. Regd 18-Aug-1978.

CF-MAY Pellat & Associates. Edmonton, AB. Acting as agents for sale to USA. Feb-1979.

10-Apr-1979 Bill of Sale; Arnold Brothers Transport Ltd., to Bristol Bay Lodge Inc., Anchorage AK, John B. Garry, President. $44,000 on wheels.

11-Apr-1979 Application for Certificate of Airworthiness For Export.

20-Apr-1979 Certificate of Airworthiness For Export #WGX-02 issued.

 07-Feb-1961   517 hours

25-Jsn-1962   952 hours

15-Feb-1963   1,394 hours

30-Jan-1964   1,806 hours

03-Feb-1965   2,359 hours

24-Jan-1966   2,786 hours

27-Jan-1967   3,288 hours

08-Jan-1968   3,758 hours

01-Nov-1968   4,172 hours

10-Oct-1969    4,660 hours

05-Oct-1970   5,128 hours

01-Oct-1971   5,729 hours

29-Sep-1972   6,338 hours

02-Oct-1973   6,902 hours

21-Aug-1974   7,257 hours

08-Oct-1975   8,182 hours

17-Sep-1976   8,626 hours

07-Sep-1977   9,249 hours

CF-MAY 24-Apr-1979 Cancelled from CCAR.

N10395 Bristol Bay Lodge Inc., Anchorage, AK. Regd Dec-1979.

Accident: Ungalikthluk, AK. 21-Jun-1985. The plt reported that when he was landing the float plane on a river,an extreme gust of wind cocked the aircraft causing loss of control. Subsequently, the aircraft struck a river bank & was damaged. The pilot noticed that after the landing, the winds had changed, were shifting to the southwest & were much stronger. He estimated gusts to 35 kts. Pilot uninjured.

NTSB report ANC85LA104.

N10395 George T. Michael, Juneau, AK. Regd Jun-1991.

N10395 Taku Glacier Air Inc., Seadrome / Juneau, AK. Regd 24-Jun-1991. On USCAR at 29-Feb-1992.

N10395 Ken Bethe / Kenai Lake Adventures. Circa 1994.

N10395 B & B Recreational Properties, Anchorage, AK. On USCAR at 01-Oct-1994..

N10395 AK Air Taxi LLC., Anchorage, AK. Circa 1995.

• Noted by author Sep-1995 @ Lake Hood / Anchorage AK., in Alaska Air Taxi colours

Total hours: 11,215 hrs at Jun-1995. 16,445 hrs at time of accident.

Accident: Nondalton, AK. 21-Aug-2001: ANC01LA121. See below for narrative.

Airworthiness Date: 28-Aug-1998. Category – Restricted - Other

N10395 Ernest M. Brooks. Regd 16-Sep-1999. Operated by Jack Barber t/ Alaska Air Taxi, Inc. Anchorage, AK. Circa. Aug-2001. Canx 08-Jul-2002.

N10395 Barmark LLC., Anchorage, AK. Regd 16-Dec-2002. Canx 02-Jun-2003.

N10395 Northern Aircraft Leasing Inc., Oshkosh, WI. Regd 22-Jul-2003. Canx 19-Jun-2009.

N10395 Flyways North LLC., Burnsville, MN. Regd 02-Sep-2009. & 11-Apr-2012.




On August 21, 2001, about 14:30 Alaska daylight time, a float-equipped de Havilland DHC-2 airplane, N10395, sustained substantial damage during takeoff from Six Mile Lake, Nondalton, Alaska. The airplane was being operated as a visual flight rules (VFR) on-demand passenger flight under Title 14, CFR Part 135, when the accident occurred. The airplane was owned by Ernest M. Brooks, and operated by Alaska Air Taxi, Inc., Anchorage, Alaska. The certificated commercial pilot, and the four passengers, were not injured. Visual meteorological conditions prevailed, and company visual flight rules (VFR) flight following procedures were in effect for the flight to Port Alsworth, Alaska.

During a telephone conversation with the National Transportation Safety Board investigator-in-charge on August 21, the pilot reported that just after takeoff, about 100 feet above the water, a very strong gust of wind rolled the wings of the airplane about 90 degrees to the left. He said that he applied full right aileron in an attempt to regain control, but the airplane descended, and the left wing struck the surface of the water. As the airplane's left wing struck the surface of the water, the wing separated from the fuselage, pivoted the airplane 90 degrees to the left, and the right wing stuck the water. Both floats were torn from the fuselage, and the airplane eventually sank in shallow water. The airplane sustained substantial damage to the fuselage, wings, and empennage.

The pilot reported that wind conditions at the time of the accident were out of the northwest at 20 knots, with gusts to 30 knots.