N9776R with Regal, at Lake Hood.
Photo: Ben Cogger © 13 June 2022
Photos: Nicholas Cunningham © June 2022
N31357 at Lake Hood.
Photo: Ben Cogger © 09 December 2021
N31357 another day over.
Photo: Jesse Starkson © 30 May 2020
N31357 day's end at Duluth.
Photo: Rich Hulina © 27 August 2014
N31357 back another time at the idyllic Lake Winnebago.
Photo: Derek Heley © 31 July 2014
Photo: Mario Richard © July 2014
N31357 at Sun 'n Fun without the sun.
Photos: Richard Esseltine © 11 April 2013
N31357 at Lake Agnes, Florida.
Photo: Robbie Shaw © 29 March 2012
N31357 on a favourite pond.
Photo: Daniel Clarke © 11 August 2010
N31357 returning to base.
Photos: via John D. Justad © Lake Country Air Service
N31357 at the Oshkosh seaplane venue.
Photo: Gordon Reid © August 2007
Photos: D. Cattoni © 26 July 2005
N31357 is an Oshkosh regular.
Photos: Tom Ford © 2004
N31357 on a visit to Kenora, Ontario.
Photo: Bruce W. Gowans © 1998 - Aird Archives
N31357 weathervanes peacefully.
Photo: Tony Clarke © August 1993 - Aird Archives


56-394 • 56-0394 • N31357



56-394 US Army. # 1707. L-20 No. 708. Command A-11. Delivered 30-May-1957. Built as L-20A and re-designated U-6A in 1962.

Note: Originally serialed as shown above but in approx 1965 it would have had the additional “0” added to conform with US Army & USAF agreement on numbering to represent the service the aircraft operated with.

56-0394 Stored at MASDC., Davis Monthan AFB., AZ. 07-Apr-1972 to 31-Mar-1976. PCN (Product Control Number) HS152.

Note: -Purchased by KCH at the Davis Monthan auction sale on 29-Jan-1976 for $23,000US. Total time 7,132.4 hrs, engine 3,106.4 hrs. Sold as providing “no reasonable potential for normal certification”. Comments at sale included: New exhaust, four seats and average condition.

N31357 K. C. H. Inc., Olathe, KS. Regd 31-Mar-1976.

Airworthiness date: 06-Oct-1981.Category – Normal.

Note: Circa 1990 had Fortis64 Air titles as part of general colour scheme.

N31357 Durst Aircraft Inc., Buyck, MN. On USCAR at 02-Mar-1990 & 29-Feb-1992.

N31357 Beaver 357 Inc., Duluth, MN. Regd 06-Apr-1992.

N31357 Kirk E. Erickson, Warroad, MN. Regd 30-Mar-1994. Canx 07-Jan-2002.

N31357 Gerald R. Ostern, Floodwood, MN. Regd 28-Jan-2002, again 12-Nov-2003 and 18-May-2006. Canx 02-Nov-2007.

N31357 John D. Justad, Hackenstack, MN. dba Lake Country Air Service. Regd 07-Nov-2007.

For sale: $355,000US Total time 13,750 hours.

N31357 John D. Justad, Change of location to Cloquet, MN. Regd 28-Jul-2014.

Total time 15,100 hours (Feb-2019). Plane and business for sale.

Mods include: Wipline 6000 amphibious floats. Battery forward & Jasco Alternator Bubble rear windows and skylight windows. Extended cabin. Hartzell 3 blade propeller. Electric flaps, fuel gauges boost pump and starting primer.

N31357 Lake Country Air LLC., Hastings, MN. Regd 22-Apr-2020.

N31357 Northstar Holdings LLC., Anchorage, AK.. Regd 29-Mar-2022.

N9776R Northstar Holdings LLC., Anchorage, AK. Reserved 30-Mar-2022.

Accident: Lake Hood 26-Jul-2022 c.09:20 AKDT. 7 on board 2 inj. More news can be found on Alaska media, including video.



Top: Taxi for departure. 09:14 local - Lower: In water and crash site.