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55-4588 at Tan Son Nhut, South Vietnam.
Photo: Terry Love Collection © June 1966 - March 1968 period.





55-4588 US Army #1626. L-20 No. 627. Command A-9. Delivered 27-Dec-1956. Built as L-20A and re-designated U-6A in 1962.

Served in South Vietnam.

N64392 1973. Details unknown.

N64392 Ketchum Air Service Inc., Anchorage, AK. Regd 11-Apr-1975.

Accident: Near Kijik, AK. 12-Sep-1975. About 16:51 Alaska daylight time on September 12, 1975, a Ketchum Air Service, Inc., de Havilland Beaver DHC-2 (N64392) crashed into a mountain side about 11 nmi, north of Kijik, Alaska. The flight was being operated for the orientation and training of Anchorage, Alaska. The aircraft crashed while returning to Lake Hood National Park Service employees and originated from Lake Hood, via Lake Clark Pass. Alaska. The eight persons aboard were killed, and the aircraft was destroyed. The weather was clear, visibility was good, and there was no turbulence. The National Transportation Safety Board determines that the probable cause of this accident was the pilot's loss of aircraft control while flying a heavily loaded aircraft at an altitude too low to effect recovery. Although the Safety Board could not determine the reasons for the loss of control, it believes that control was lost when the pilot became pre-occupied while conducting sightseeing activities and inadvertently stalled the aircraft. Link

N64392 Deleted as destroyed 19-May-2005.

Fate unknown