c/n 720

N105RL at Anchorage, looking just fine.
Photo: Rich Hulina - May 2005
N105RL at Whitehorse, Yukon.
Photos: Fred Wallis © 11 June 2004
N105RL being launched for her test flight.
N105RL engine runs after rework.
Photos: Jeff Denny Collection © 1992 - Aird Archives
C-FCCK as an amphib at Vancouver International.
Photo: John Kimberley © September 1991 - Kenneth I. Swartz Collection
C-FCCK with new Wipline 6000 at Qualicum Beach base, BC.
Photo: Jeff Denny Collection © 1991 - Aird Archives
C-FCCK in new colours, at Campbell River.
Photo: Jeff Denny Collection © 1989 - Aird Archives
C-FCCK with Kelner, at Pickle Lake, Ontario.
Photo: Jeff Denny Collection © 1988 - Aird Archives
Photo: Unknown photographer © c1980's - via Kyle Koper

c/n 720

53-7912 • N4737S • CF-CCK • C-FCCK

N105RL

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53-7912 US Army #1453. L-20 No: 454. Delivered 15-Nov-1954. Built as L-20A and re-designated U-6A in 1962.

N4737S Details Unknown.

CF-CCK Imported into Canada. 1971.

C-FCCK & CF-CCK Kaegudeck Cabins Inc., St John’s, NL. Regd prior to Certificate of Airworthiness renewal dated 15-June 1972. Regn format changed prior to 30-Sep-1977 Canx 17-Jun-1982.

C-FCCK Atlantic Inns, Gander, NL. Canx. 05-Dec-1984.

C-FCCK Pickle Lake Air Services Ltd., Pickle Lake, ON. Regd 09-Jan-1987.

C-FCCK V. Kelner Airways Ltd. Pickle Lake, ON. Regd 02-Mar-1987. Canx 26-May-1988.

C-FCCK Coval Air Ltd., Campbell River, BC. Regd 08-Nov-1990. Canx 14-May-1992 on export to USA.

Note: Hit log on landing 1990. Tied to dock, later sinking under dock. At a logging camp in Kincome Inlet, BC. Later rebuilt. (see photos below).

N105RL Jacknife Associates Inc., Anchorage, AK, operated by Jacob O. Ortman, Whitefish, MT. t/a Wood River Lodge, Dillingham, AK. Regd 08-May-1992. Canx 24-Jan-2005.

Airworthiness cert: 16-Jun-1999. Classification – restricted.

Accident: Gattis Strip. Private strip near Wasilla, AK. 12-Jun-2004. ANC04LA064 On June 12, 2004, about 1830 Alaska daylight time, a tail-wheel-equipped de Havilland DHC-2 airplane, 105RL, sustained substantial damage when it departed the runway and collided with a log during the landing roll at the Gattis Strip Airport, about 3 miles northeast of Wasilla, Alaska. The airplane was being operated as a visual flight rules (VFR) cross-country business flight under Title 14, CFR Part 91, when the accident occurred. The first pilot, an airline transport certificated pilot seated in the left seat, and the second pilot, a commercial certificated pilot, were not injured. Visual meteorological conditions prevailed, and a VFR flight plan was filed. The flight originated at the Northway Airport, Northway, Alaska, about 1700, and the destination was Gattis Strip. During a telephone conversation with the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) investigator-in-charge (IIC), on June 16, the second pilot reported that he was landing on runway 04 at the Gattis Strip at the conclusion of a flight from Edmonton, Canada. The pilot said the airport is the location of a maintenance facility where the airplane was to have been converted from wheels to floats. The pilot indicated that runway 04 sloped uphill, and he was landing with a slight tailwind. The second pilot said that the right pilot position did not have any brake pedals, and that he did not have a tail-wheel endorsement. He relied on the first pilot, seated in the left seat, to apply the brakes after touchdown. The pilot said that during the landing roll, as the first pilot applied the brakes, the airplane veered sharply to the right and departed the runway. The right main landing gear wheel struck a log, the right wing contacted several small trees, and the airplane momentarily nosed down. The airplane received structural damage at the right main landing gear attach point, damage to the propeller, the aft fuselage adjacent to the tail-wheel attach point, and the left main landing gear strut. According to the FAA Facility Directory/Alaska Supplement, Gattis Strip is a private airport. Runway 04 has an asphalt surface that is 1,200 feet long. The closest official weather observation station is Wasilla, Alaska, which is located 3 nautical miles southwest of the accident site. At 1756, an Aviation Routine Weather Report (METAR) was reporting in part: Wind, 240 degrees (true) at 7 knots; visibility, 10 statute miles; clouds and sky condition, few at 8,000 feet, 11,000 feet broken; temperature, 66 degrees F; dew point, 39 degrees F; altimeter, 29.65 in Hg

N105RL GCI Communications Corp., Anchorage, AK. Regd. 25-Jan-2005. Canx 25-Jul—2005.

N105RL Bear Bay Lodge LLC., Boring, OR. Regd 21-Jul-2005. Canx 08-Feb-2008.

N105RL Air Cherokee, Memphis, TN. Regd 12-Feb-2008. Canx 28-Nov-2008.

N105RL Hercules Construction Ltd., Pembine, WI. Regd 24-Dec-2008.

N105RL Maverick Aviation LLC., Pembine, WI. Regd 06-Feb-2013. Expiry date 29-Feb-2016.

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Photos: Jeff Denny Collection © 1990 - Aird Archives