N49GB at Copper Centre, Alaska.
Photo: Fred Wallis © 02 July 2008
N49GB at Lake Hood dock.
Photo: Chuck Stewart © July 1999 - Aird Archives
N49GB warms up her oil.
Photos: Neil Aird © 10 September 1995
N49GB at Willow, Alaska.
Photo: Ruben Husberg © 26 May 1992
N3355F early in her civilian career.
Photo: Unknown photographer © October 1980 - Marcel Fluet-Lecerf Collecton
56-0421 Maryland Army National Guard on display.
Photo: Unknown photographer © Date unknown - www


56-0421 • N3355F



56-0421 US Army # 1761. L-20 No 762. Command A-11. Delivered 08-Jan-1958. Built as L-20A and re-designated U-6A in 1962.

56-0421 Poss. Stored at MASDC., Davis Monthan AFB., AZ.

N3355F Summit Aviation Inc., DE. May-1976  and Oct-1978to 11-May-1990.

N3355F Worldwide Air Ferrying Ltd. Regd 10-May-1991.

N3355F Possibly Gee Bee Inc., Anchorage, AK. Between May & Jun-1991.

N49GB Gee Bee Inc., Anchorage, AK. Regd 06-Jun-1991. Canx 26-Sep-1991. On USCAR at 29-Feb-1992 & 01-Oct-1994.

Airworthiness date: 09-Sep-1991. Category – Other – Standard Restricted.

N49GB Willow Air Service Ltd., Willow, AK. (P/E). Circa 1992.

N49GB Great Northern Air Guides Ltd., Anchorage, AK. Circa 1999. (P/E).

N49GB Arctic Zerkels Inc., Anchorage, AK. Regn date currently unknown Canx 07-May-2001.

N49GB Alaska’s Wilderness Lodge, Sumner, WA. Regd 30-May-2002. Canx 16-May-2005.

Accident: Kodiak, AK. 26-Aug-2004. The float-equipped aircraft sustained substantial damage when it collided with a river bank during the takeoff run on a remote river, about 70 miles northwest of Kodiak, AK. 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 airplane was operated by Alaska's Wilderness Lodge Inc., Port Alsworth, AK. The airline transport certificated pilot and the five passengers were not injured. Visual meteorological conditions prevailed, and VFR company flight following procedures were in effect. The flight was en route to the operator's lodge at Port Alsworth, AK. During a telephone conversation with the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) investigator-in-charge (IIC) on August 26, the pilot reported that he was departing down-river with AK's Wilderness Lodge clients from the Big River, located along the coast of the AK Peninsula, in the Katmai National Park. The pilot said that the river was about 150 feet wide, and during the takeoff run along a curved section of the river, the airplane was on-step, accelerating toward the mouth of the river, when the floats of the airplane collided with a sand river bank. The airplane continued onto the tidal beach area of the river, and received damage to the fuselage, propeller, and the right wing. The pilot notified the lodge of the accident via satellite telephone, and the passengers were retrieved by another lodge airplane and a U.S. Coast Guard helicopter from Air Station Kodiak. In the Pilot/Operator Aircraft Accident Report (NTSB Form 6120.1) submitted by the pilot, the pilot indicated that during the takeoff run, the aircraft would not accelerate and he lost directional control. He reported that there was insufficient distance remaining to stop the airplane before hitting the river bank. NTSB report ANC04LA097.

N49GB Copper River Airmotive LLC., Copper Centre, AK. Regd. 15-Jul-2005.

Mods include: Hartzell three-blade prop, 20,000-hr. struts, extended cabin with three windows and tip tanks.

Colour Scheme: Overall white with metallic green cheat line, rear fuselage accents and overall tail plane, wing leading edge and tips. Silver grey trim.

Note: On rebuild and for sale in Feb 2008 for $450,000US.Total Time in Feb-2008: 8,295 hours.

N49GB John R. Wygant / Dee R. Wygant, Copper Centre, AK. Resd, Aug-2014. Regd 16-Sep-2014. Regd 21-Jan-2016.

On Rebuild (still?)