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N72TT visits Sealand at Campbell River, B.C.
Photos: Bob Kobzey © 25 July 2012
N72TT at CYBL - Campbell River, B.C.
Photo: Dirk Septer © 30 May 2011
N72TT outside Viking Air Terminal at Victoria, BC.
Photo: © Viking Air Limited
N68084 prior to conversion at Pat Bay, Victoria.
Photo: Elwood White © July 1996
Photos: © Elwood White
N68084 at Kenmore Air Harbor, WA.
Photo: Kenneth I. Swartz © 15 October 1978
N68084 at Kenmore Air Harbor.
Photo: John Kimberley © August 1978

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55-0691 • N68084



55-0691 US Army #1593. L-20 No. 594.

Command A-7. Delivered 21-Apr-1956. Built as L-20A and re-designated U-6A in 1962.

55-0691 Maryland ANG.

55-0691 Stored at MASDC., Davis Monthan AFB., AZ. 17-Feb-1972 to 22-Mar-1976. PCN (Product Control Number) HS108.

Note: Purchased by Kenmore-at the Davis Monthan auction sale on 29-Jan-1976 for $23,000US. Total hours 4,012.9 hrs. Engine 1,139.5 ours. Sold on the basis of “a reasonable potential for normal certification”. Comment at sale: clean.

N68084 Kenmore-Air Harbor Inc., Kenmore, WA. Regd 22-Mar-1976.

Accident: Hole in the Wall. Near Maurelle Island, BC. Lat. 50.20. Long 125.09W.11-Jun-1979.. There are conflicting aspects of the reports on this accident. The accident report query document quotes the following:- The aircraft took off from Stuart Island on a 39KM flight to pick up passengers at a resort on Quadra Island. The pilot was familiar with the route and good VFR weather prevailed with the possibility of convective cloud  and turbulence near mountainous terrain. as the only notable hazards. The pilot’s body wearing a partially inflated lifevest  and float sections were found in a channel between Sonora and Maurelle Islands about 5 minutes flying time from the point of departure. The fuselage and engine sank and could not be found. Although the cause of the accident could not be determined , an inspection of the float wreckage indicated the aircraft had struck the water in a nose down attitude. The pilot had survived the initial impact but subsequently drowned.

However TSB Accident Report A79P0901 reports as follows: Damaged by fire, one person killed and aircraft written off.

N68084 Rhoady R. Lee Jr. Operating as Lakeside Industries, Bellevue, AK. Regd 16-Jun-1988. On USCAR at 02-Mar-1990 & 01-Oct-1994.

Accident: Sonora Island, BC. Lat 50.24N, Long 125.08W. 13-Apr-1989. The pilot landed the amphibious aircraft at the Campbell River Airport to refuel and clear customs before proceeding to Sonora Island. Following take-off, the pilot did not raise the wheels. On arrival at Sonora Island, the pilot did not check the gear position and landed on the water with the wheels down. The aircraft nosed over on touchdown and was substantially damaged. The pilot and passengers escaped uninjured.

Accident: Alagnak River, AK. 19-Jul-1997. The pilot was making a no-wind takeoff downstream from a 4,000-foot slow flowing river at King Salmon. The takeoff water run for the conditions was calculated at 1,300 feet. The pilot and passenger both reported a partial loss of engine RPM just prior to lift-off from the water. According to the pilot, there was insufficient stopping distance before reaching a river bank. The pilot rotated the airplane off the water below flying speed, cleared the bank, and settled back into the tundra. The pilot stated that a similar loss of engine RPM had happened before, but was considered transient. NTSB report ANC97LA106.

Note: Total airframe hours at Jul-1997 – 7,600 hours.

N68084 Tarmac Turbo LLC., Issaquah, WA. Regd 27-Apr-1999.

N72TT Tarmac Turbo LLC., Issaquah, WA. Re regd 27-Apr-1999.

Certificate date: 05-May-1999. Category – Normal.