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N741DB off yet again.
Photo: Neil Aird © 16 July 2015
N741DB at Eagle Nook Resort, B.C.
Photo: Neil Aird © 14 July 2015
Photos: Neil Aird © 13 July 2015
N741DB at regular Kenmore parking spot.
Photo: Neil Aird © 11 July 2015
N741DB visits Mars (Sproat Lake).
Photos: Pete Killin © 19 June 2010
N741DB at Kenmore Air Harbor.
Photo: © Mark Merry
Photo: Neil Aird  © 1997
N741DB visiting Vancouver Airport.
Photo: Unknown photographer © August 1992 - Ruben Husberg Collection
N741DB at Renton, WA. (note tailwheel)
Photo: John Kimberley  © September 1983
N741DB at Kenmore Air Harbor.
Photo: Kenneth I. Swartz © 05 September 1980

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58-2004 US Army # 1884. L-20 No. 885. Command A-16. Delivered 07-Apr-1959. Built as L-20A and re-designated U-6A in 1962.

58-2004 For Sale Coleman Barracks, Mannhein-Sandhofen, Germany. Seen 28-Aug-1972.

Airworthiness date: 01-Aug-1974. Category – Normal.

N741DB Robert T. Bailey, Fountain Hills, AZ. Regd Mar-1977.

N741DB Nancy E. Maloney /Richard Maloney, Auke Bay, AK. Regd 09-Feb-1989. Canx 16-Jun-2002

Accident: Chathan AK. 29-May-1990. During a climb to cruise over terrain in a float equipped airplane, the engine lost power. The pilot was unable to restart the engine and initiated a forced landing in a heavily wooded area. During a post-crash inspection of the engine, there were no noted mechanical Failures or malfunctions. NTSB report SEA90LA088

Note. Total airframe time at May-1990 – 5,663hrs.

Note: 27-Jun-1991. Arrived on truck at Vancouver, BC, for rebuild.

Incident: Liard River near Whitehorse, Yukon. 03-May-1996. Inbound to Watson Lake from Prince George, the pilot contacted Whitehorse Flight Service Station to advise he was low on fuel and may have to land. Situation was not improved as the pilot said he had no map and was unsure of his position other than he was over a river. Contact was lost and the FSS assumed he had landed. Rescue services were dispatched to search for the aircraft which was on the Liard River. No injuries or damage to the aircraft. It was determined that the pilot had flight planned with insufficient fuel for the trip only 4.5 hrs fuel for a four hour flight. CADORs report 1996W0175.

N741DB Associated Leasing LLC., Edmonds, WA. Regd. 14-May-1997. Dick Beselin.



Accident: 1½ mi. NE of Renton, WA. 04-Aug-2005. Whilst reportedly operated by Sound Flight N741DB collided with a Cessna 150, N66234, while preparing to enter the downwind leg of the airport traffic pattern for runway 33. The collision occurred about one and one-half miles northeast of the airport. Both aircraft were under the control of a developmental air traffic controller who was being supervised by a certified controller. The Cessna pilot contacted the tower controller and was instructed to enter a right downwind via the forty-five. The controller advised, "...traffic ahead and to your right, one thousand six hundred, turning southbound, type unknown." The pilot did not respond. About 15 seconds later the pilot of another DHC-2 Beaver, N715JR, contacted the controller and was advised that the Cessna was passing behind him, was no factor, and to enter right downwind for runway 33. The pilot acknowledged. Approximately 20 seconds later the pilot of the accident DHC-2 Beaver made his initial contact with the controller, who replied, "…ok, you have traffic twelve o'clock, two miles, a Cessna, one thousand three hundred southbound." The pilot advised he was looking for the traffic. About 17 seconds passed when the controller instructed the pilot of the accident DHC-2 Beaver, "…enter downwind via the 45, you'll be following that Cessna ahead and to your right." The pilot responded, "Ok, we'll be landing on the water," and the controller replied, "Roger that, he's landing on the hard surface, you'll be doing a low approach over the water, understand." About 40 seconds passed, when the controller asked the pilot of the accident DHC-2 Beaver if he had the Cessna in sight, to which the pilot replied, "…ah, we've got an aircraft on downwind ahead of us in sight," with the controller acknowledging, "roger, follow that aircraft." The pilot acknowledged, stating later in his statement, "The Beaver ahead of me was given clearance to proceed as requested. I informed the tower that I had the traffic ahead and on downwind in sight and was told to follow him." About five seconds later the pilot of the other DHC-2 Beaver reported entering downwind and would be landing on the water, and approximately 30 seconds later the controller instructed the Cessna to proceed direct to the downwind. Less than five seconds passed before the controller advised the Cessna pilot, "and you have traffic off your right wing, has you in sight, one thousand six hundred, floatplane." The pilot of the Cessna replied, "…traffic in sight." Approximately 15 seconds later the controller confirmed that the accident DHC-2 Beaver would be landing on the water, with the pilot replying, "…affirmative. We have the aircraft on base." About five seconds later the controller asked the pilot of the accident DHC-2 Beaver, "…do you have the traffic that's passing underneath you still?" The pilot responded, "ah yah, base to final landing on the water." The Cessna's right wing glanced off the Beaver's left front float bow bumper before impacting the forward inboard side of the right float as the Beaver's propeller penetrated the upper outboard section of the right wing. A subsequent impact with the Cessna's empennage rendered the airplane uncontrollable, resulting in a steep uncontrolled descent prior to impacting a vacant school building. The pilot of the Beaver transmitted the collision information and subsequently landed on grass alongside the Renton runway, with no injury to the occupants but with substantial damage to the airplane. The Cessna crashed and was destroyed with two fatalities.

The National Transportation Safety Board determined the probable cause(s) of this accident as follows: The failure of the Cessna pilot to maintain visual separation and the failure of the DHC-2 Beaver pilot to understand the air traffic advisory information provided, resulting in a midair collision. A factor contributing to the accident was the inadequate traffic advisory information provided by air traffic controllers. SEA05FA158A.