Accident Lockheed Vega 5C Seaplane N47M, Wednesday 15 January 1958
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Date:Wednesday 15 January 1958
Type:Lockheed Vega 5C Seaplane
Owner/operator:Alaska Coastal Airlines
Registration: N47M
MSN: 99
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 3
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Destroyed
Location:Kadashan Bay near Tenakee Springs, AK -   United States of America
Phase: En route
Departure airport:Rodgers Point, AK
Destination airport:Tenakee Springs, AK
Confidence Rating: Information is only available from news, social media or unofficial sources
Emergency landing after running out of fuel, the left wing hit some trees and the aircraft crashed inverted into Kadashan Bay. Bad fuel planning by the pilot. Pilot Fred Sheldon (37) died. The two passengers survived injured. TT: 13,496 hrs


Lockheed Aircraft Since 1913 / Rene J. Francillon
The Nome Nugget 17 January 1958, pA3

Revision history:

27-Sep-2008 01:00 ASN archive Added
14-Dec-2012 03:23 harro Updated [Aircraft type, Cn, Source, Damage]
19-Mar-2021 13:09 TB Updated [Total occupants, Location, Nature, Source, Narrative]
26-Dec-2021 14:09 Cobar Updated [Time, Aircraft type, Location, Phase, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
26-Dec-2021 14:19 Cobar Updated [Aircraft type]

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