N600NL at Lake Spenard.
Photo: Bob Garrard © 30 May 2022
N9302Z in the Anchorage evening light.
Photo: Ruben Husberg © 31 May 1992
N9302Z at Anchorage, cowling back on again.
Photo: Kenneth I. Swartz © May 1987
N9302Z with that big beautiful T-6 spinner.
Photo: John Kimberley © June 1979
Spot the changes ;-)
Photo: John Kimberley © June 1979 - Aird Archives
N9302Z on the Merrill Field ramp in Anchorage.
Photo: Peter Keating © August 1978 - Aird Archives


54-1711 • N9302Z



54-1711 US Army #1554 L-20 No. 555. Command A-6. Delivered 20-Jan-1956. Built as L-20A and re-designated U-6A in 1962.

54-1711 Stored at MASDC., Davis Monthan AFB., AZ. 30-Jun-1972 to 12-Feb-1976. PCN (Product Control Number) HS181.

N9302Z Glenn A. Cate, dba Cate Aircraft, Knoxville, TN. Regd Feb-1976.

Note: Purchased by Cate at Davis Monthan auction sale 29-Jan-1976 for $23,000US. Total time 5,397.3 hours. Engine 2,383.7 hours. Sold as “no reasonable potential for normal certification”.

N9302Z Roy L Hodges, Anchorage, AK. Regd Oct-1978.

N9302Z Point Adventure-Lodge Inc. (Mark Kneen), Iliamna, AK. Regd 09-Aug-1988. On USCAR at 29-Feb-199 & 01 Oct-1994.

Airworthiness Date. 24-Jun-1998. Category – Normal.

N600NL Newhalen Lodge Inc., Nondalton, AK. Regd 26-Oct-2000 & 07-Mar-2013.

Accident: Half mile offshore from Kokhanok on Lake Iliamna, AK. 25-Jun-2022. At 18:20 local the aircraft crashed on take off. All seven escaped before the aircraft sank. The were taken to the local clinic for examinaton. More news later.

Status unknown