c/n 160

N89H in the early days.
Photo: © René Biber

c/n 160

N5369N • N89H



N5369N Humble Oil, Houston, TX. Delivered 02-Apr-1952.

Airworthiness date: 01-Mar-1956.

N89H Humble Oil, Houston, TX. Re-Regd Jul-1970.

N89H Exxon Corporation, Houston, TX. Regd Jan 1973.

N89U Exxon Corporation, Houston, TX. Regd May 1983.

N89U Ketchikan Air Service Inc., Ketchikan, AK. Regd Jul-1983.

Incident: Location unknown. 29-Mar-1987. Engine cylinder came loose after takeoff causing engine fire. Engine shut down and aircraft landed safely. Suffered substantial engine damage.

Accident: 14-Dec-1988 at Kasaan, AK. The pilot planned to land at a seaplane base that was located in a bowl-shaped cove. During the landing, the aircraft touched down long on water swells & the pilot elected to go around. Witnesses reported that during the go-around, the pilot initiated a steep turn while still at low altitude to avoid buildings and rising terrain. However, the aircraft entered a steep descent and crashed on a wooden walkway along the shoreline near the seaplane dock. No pre-impact part failure or malfunction of the aircraft or engine was evident. Aircraft destroyed. Pilot received fatal injuries. Two passengers received serious injuries. SEA89FA027.

N89U Scott W. Bell, Greely, CO. Regd 17-May-1991. On USCAR at 29-Feb-1992 & 01-Oct-1994.

N89U J W Duff, Denver, CO. Regd 04-May-2000.

N89U Douglas F. DeVries, Redlands, CA. Regd 03-Aug-2000. Canx 15-Aug-2006. Canx 27-Sep-2006 as destroyed.

Status Unknown