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    Does anyone know this aircraft and its owner?
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    Not enough time for details now but will come back later.
    Gotta make a scheduled flight out.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AKDoug View Post
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    Yeah, that was easy. But what exactly makes this aircraft "out of place"....?
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    I don't want to get too detailed but at the same time I do. Either way I need an answer.
    I have been to the FAA website and looked up the registered owner. Tried to contact owner but numbers given are disconnected. I even tried calling FSDO but the wouldn't give me a number due to privacy.
    I fly routes up towards Skwentna. I've seen this aircraft on floats since about last week of September sitting up on shore of a small lake. Then the water wasn't froze and I thought it was just hunters. But a week later it's still there. Then two weeks when things are starting to freeze up it's still there with no visible trail or tracks leading to it. So I got concerned and reported it to RCC. I never heard back from them.
    The pond it is on is now froze hard and on coming snow fall will tear the wings off. There are no cabins or campsites within close proximity. Out of sorts where it is. There may be a simple answer but it's bothersome seeing it sit there not knowing what happened. Every agency I have tried to contact has stonewalled me. The troopers are the only ones I haven't contacted, cause I felt for sure the RCC did there home work after I reported it.
    Any suggestions.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wetland Retrievers View Post
    The troopers are the only ones I haven't contacted, cause I felt for sure the RCC did there home work after I reported it.
    Any suggestions.
    I'd suggest calling the troopers and asking them if they want to be informed of the details of this. My guess is that they'll say yes and will schedule a flyover within a day or two.

    Sounds possible the pilot is in trouble.

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    That does sound very concerning. I would be on the phone with AST and see if they can get out before the snow covers everything up.

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    Maybe he blew a motor and needs to wait for until hard winter to get in and out to hang a motor and fly it out. Stuff happens.

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    That's what I'm hoping for.

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    Internet is wonderful. I sent him an email from the one in the link above to see if he responds.

    I'll let ya know.

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    I know the owner and just spoke with him the other day. I can assure you he was fine as of a few days ago.

    I will give him a shout and see whats up with the plane. I know he did a good bit of flying out that way this fall. Probably a breakdown.

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    yes, that is my plane, and yes, had engine troubles. Now that it is frozen, I can go in and get it out. I will be going in to get in after I get home from the slope. I have several people who are keeping an eye on it for me while I am gone. I have someone who is keeping the snow off of it until I can get there.

    Thanks for looking into it!

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    Cool. Thanks
    Glad you are alright.
    I pass over it three times a week. I'll keep an eye on it too.

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    Yes I am fine. I blew an engine an had to set it down there. The lake is too small to get another plane in there on floats to get it so I had to wait for freeze up to fly in and get it. I will be going in and getting it out when I get home from the slope. I have several people who are looking after it while I am gone, including keeping any snow off of it.


    Thanks for checking though, if I was stranded out there its nice to know that people will start checking to see if I need help!


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    Dang I like a happy ending...
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    Now this is a good example of the power of this forum. Real answers.

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    I am headed out today to try and get it out. Hopefully you guys wont see it sitting out there all alone after today!

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    And hopefully the ice hasn't yet wrinkled your floats .......................... !

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wetland Retrievers View Post
    Cool. Thanks
    Glad you are alright.
    I pass over it three times a week. I'll keep an eye on it too.
    Right on WR.....thanks for your concern...!!!
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