N94DC off on a tour.
Photo: John W. Olafson © 31 May 2019
N94DC at work.
Photo: John W. Olafson © 19 June 2015
N94DC buzzing by at Ketchikan.
Photo: Danny Hoggard © 03 April 2013
N94DC "The Wednesday Plane" Meyer's Cove, Alaska.
Photo: Steve Rice © December 2009
N94DC early morning at Ketchikan.
Photo: Francois Bakkes © 07 April 2008
N94DC of Pacific Airways fleet at Ketchikan.
Photo: John Greenhill © 09 September 2005
Photo: Neil Aird © 16 September 2004
N94DC on wheels an PANC.
Photo: Ruben Husberg © 23 May 1998
N94DC at her Anchorage base.
Photo: Nicky Sherrer © July 1982 - Ruben Husberg Collection
N94DC resting amongst the reeds at Lake Hood.
Photo: Peter Keating © August 1978 - Ian MacFarlane Collection - Aird Archives
N94DC with earlier titles and round window !
Photo: Unknown photographer © 21 August 1977 - Ruben Husberg Collection
51-16485 with flimsy looking spray gear.
Photo: Peter Keating © Date unknown - Aird Archives - aflyinghistory.com





51-16485 USAF #1056. L-20A No. 57. Command AF-1. Delivered 30-Apr-1952 Built as L-20A and Re-designated U-6A in 1962.

51-16485 Struck off charge 06-May-1967.

51-16485 Stored at MASDC, Davis Monthan AFB., AZ 16-Feb-1972 – 02-Feb-1976. PCN (Product Control Number) HS107.

51-16485 Passed to US Army.

N94DC Alaska Travel Air Inc., Anchorage, AK. Regd Mar-1976.

Note: Purchased at Davis-Monthan auction sale by Alaska Travel Air, 29-Jan-1976 for US$23,000. Total Time: 6,564.9 hours, Engine 7,159.9 hours.

Airworthiness Date: 10-Nov 1976.

N94DC Alvin D. Carrell, (Dean A Carrell), Anchorage, AK. Regd Apr-1978..

Note: USCAR Mar-1980 shows Dean A. and 1982 accident report shows Alvin D. Carrell.

Accident: Nr Port Alsworth, AK, 18-Dec-1982. Whilst landing at 3,500 ft. on the Tuxendi Glacier, aircraft skis sank into soft snow and flipped onto back. Pilot and four passengers received minor or no injury. Aircraft substantially damaged. ANC83LA024

N94DC Randall S. Crosby, et al (George N. Ahmaagak Senior, Arnold Brower Senior, Charles P. Caldwell), Barrow, AK. Regd 10-Sep-1987.On USCAR at 02-Mar-1990 & 01-Oct-1994.

Accident: 18-Oct-1998 70ml E of Chitina, AK. On takeoff from lodge strip, as the aircraft was approximately 50 ft. above the ground the engine stopped. The pilot was able to land ahead on a gravel bar and nosed into a river. There was evidence of contaminated fuel in the carburettor which remained above water following the landing. Pilot and five passengers uninjured. ANC99LA007.

N94DC Paul Edward Claus / Ultima Thule Outfitters Inc., trading as Ultima Thule Lodge, Chitina, AK. Regd 06-Jan-1999.

N94DC Ultima Thule Outfitters Inc., Chitina, AK. Regd 06-Jan-1999.

N94DC Alaska Travel Air Inc., Anchorage, AK. Circa. 2000.

N94DC Vance J. Robertus, Ketchikan, AK. Regd 08-Sep-2003

N94DC Pacific Airways colours. Circa. Sep 2004.

Service Difficulty report. 21-Dec-2004. Air data computer (adc) installed as part of the Chelton Flight Systems reporting 500' altitude error. During the subsequent inspection, found the air data computer (adc) broke loose from its mount. Upon further investigation found the mounting bracket flange cracked completely off the airframe structure it was riveted to. After removal of the bracket, and further inspection, it is believed that the flange was not manufactured with the proper radiuses in the cut-out for the thumbnail screw causing it to crack. Vibration from general aircraft operation contributed to the issue. This adc was installed as part of the chelton flight systems stc#sa02203ak efis-sv system in June of 2004.

N94DC Triple F. Leasing LLC., Ketchikan, AK. Regd 20-May-2005. Currently wears Pacific Airways colours. Expiry date 31-May-2014.

Incident: 5mls from Hollis, AK. 07-Jan-2014. Aircraft wingtip struck a boat during taxi for departure. No injuries to occupants. Damage unknown.

Accident: Ketchikan Harbour area. 27-Jun-2018. All aboard rescued. Aircraft towed to shore. Some images of event below. NTSB Preliminary report ANC19LA028


USAF History

51-16485 was made available to the Toronto AMO (Air Material Overseas) unit of the USAF on 04-Apr-1952, accepted on 22-Apr-1952 and initially delivered on 30-Apr-1952 to the Air Material Command and the San Bernardino maintenance facility at Norton Air Force Base. Here it remained between 22-Apr-1952 and 03-Jun-1952 after which it was re assigned to the Far East Air Forces Command and transported to Japan and the Kisarazu Air Force Base. It was allocated to the 6400th Air Depot until 16-Jul-1952 and then the 6408th Maintenance Unit for preparation prior to an onward move to Sth Korea and Yong Dong Po Air Force Base for the 10th Liaison Squadron on the 22-Jul-1952 until 01-Feb-1953.. The unit subsequently moved to Osan ni and the aircraft remained there until 07-Jul-1954

It returned to Japan and to the 6400th Air Depot which was now at Showa between 07- Jul-1954 and 16-Sep 1954 and then back to Korea and Osan (the ni having been dropped). It was initially assigned to the 6171st Air Base Wing until 15-Mar-1955 and staying at the same location with the 58th Fighter Bomber Wing until 08-Nov-1958. Its next allocation was still at Osan with the 6314th Air Base Group and spent rotations at Taegu, Seoul and Kimpo. The unit was re designated as the 6314th Support Wing on 20-Jul-1961. Our current history takes us up to Dec-1963.

The remaining military history is still to be researched.


Photos: Paul Stenner © 27 June 2019 09:48 local - first image