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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 137784
Last updated: 17 May 2019
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Date:12-JAN-1959
Time:day
Type:Silhouette image of generic DHC2 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
de Havilland Canada L-20A Beaver
Owner/operator:United States Air Force (USAF)
Registration: 53-2806
C/n / msn: 600/1349
Fatalities:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:14 mi N of Stehekin, WA -   United States of America
Phase: En route
Nature:Military
Departure airport:Ellensburg AAF, WA
Destination airport:McChord AFB, near Tacoma, WA
Narrative:
Crashed in mountainous terrain 90°off course. Capt. Wade L. Shankle Jr and Pvt. John A. Ardussi were killed. One H-21 helicopter (7935C) crashed during SAR operation. The aircraft with the bodies found summer 1959 by hunters mostly buried under snow. Aircraft rebuilt (crashed as N3790G 25.11.1978)

Sources:

http://www.dhc-2.com/cn600.html
http://washingtonwreckchasing.blogspot.com/search/label/Beaver
http://www.armyaircrews.com/fixed.html


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
31-Jul-2011 11:53 TB Added
01-Aug-2011 13:57 TB Updated [Time, Narrative]
29-Jul-2014 18:54 TB Updated [Source]

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