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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 137784
Last updated: 15 September 2021
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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
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
Departure airport:Ellensburg AAF, WA
Destination airport:McChord AFB, near Tacoma, WA
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)


Other occurrences involving this aircraft

25 Nov 1978 N3790G Tyee Airlines 5 near Hydaburg, AK w/o

Revision history:

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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