N68083 almost ready to go.
Photo: Ben Cogger © 03 June 2018
N68083 spray maker.
Photo: Todd Boettcher © 15 July 2017
N68083 heading out yet again.
Photo: Todd Boettcher © 25 May 2016
Photo: Chris Buckley © July 2015 - Aird Archives
Photo: Rich Hulina © June 2014
N68083 looking really sharp!
Photo: John W. Olafson © 08 July 2013
N68083 ready for another Alaskan winter.
Photo: Martin Prince Jnr © 27 October 2009
N68083 wintering in Rust's parking lot.
Photo: Fred Wallis © 03 December 2004
N68083 gets a friendly turn.
Photo: Ron Kosys © 26 June 1999 - Aird Archives
N68083 plus one.
Photo: Kurt Roth © June 1995 - Aird Archives
N68083 in Rust colours at Lake Hood.
Photo: Lenn Bayliss © 1981
N68083 at Kenmore before conversion process.
Photo: Kenneth I. Swartz © 17 July 1976
57-2580 while at Davis-Monthan's MASDC.
Photo: Peter Keating © 22 February 1972 - Aird Archives - via a flyinghistory.com
57-2580 in original markings.
Photo: Unknown photographer © c.early 1960's - Hendrik J. van Broekhuizen Collection
57-2580 on the Fort Rucker ramp.
Postcard: Unknown photographer © Smith's Sundry Store - Ian Macdonald Collection





57-2580 US Army # 1822. L-20 No. 833. Command A-13. Delivered 03-Sep-1958. Built as L-20A and re-designated U-6A in 1962.

57-2580 Stored at MASDC., Davis Monthan AFB., AZ. 02-Dec-1971 with PCN (Product Control Number) UD015.

57-2580 Transferred to USAF inventory with PCN (Product Control Number) HS060. Departed 11-Mar-1976.

Note: Purchased by Kenmore at the Davis Monthan auction sale on 29-Jan-1976 for $23,000US. Sold on the basis of “a reasonable potential for normal certification”. Total hours 10,075.7 hours., engine 7,053.7 hours. Comment at sale: oil cooler missing.

N68083 Kenmore Air Harbor Inc., Kenmore, WA. Regd 11-Mar-1976. Noted @ Kenmore 17-Jul-1976.

N68083 Henry B. Rust, Anchorage, AK  On USCAR at 02-Mar-1990.

N68083 Rusts Flying Services, Anchorage, AK. Registration pending, Sep-1992.

Airworthiness date: 04-May-1993. Category - Standard restricted / Other.

N68083 Rust Properties LLC., Anchorage, AK. On USCAR at 01-Oct-1994. Regd 02-Aug-1996.

Accident: Tutka Bay near Homer, AK. 19-Jul-2019. A float-equipped de Havilland Canada DHC-2 MK.1 Beaver, registered N68083, was substantially damaged when it overturned on takeoff from the Tutka Bay near Homer, Alaska. One passenger was fatally injured, a second occupant received serious injures, three occupants received minor injures, and the last occupant was not injured. The aircraft was substantially damaged.

Photo: www - Robert Williams © 19 July 2019

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