I believe this may have been the first Goose owned by Kodiak Airways,
Crashed DEC 11, 1974) in Chiniak Bay returning to Kodiak from Old Harbor (south Kodiak Is.) Fatal
There were other Gooses used here, between 83V and 87U that I cant remember N numbers of.
We used to call this the Blue Goose, cause it was the first Goose we ever saw that wasn't red and white. But in later years was in KA colors. It hit a reef on landing in Karluk Lagoon (Kodiak Is) and sunk in the early to mid 70's. Was rebuilt.
Operated by Kodiak Airways in the 70's and 80's, Lost heading south for Tales of Gold Monkey in KA colors.
Also operated by Kodiak Airways from early 70's till it hit a rock on landing in Alitak Bay, AK (south Kodiak Is) Kodiak Airways Red and White paint
Rebuilt, and flown by Hal Dierich, and was destroyed in extremely foggy weather near Spruce Island in Spring of 81(?) 2 tone Green, very nice
Rear fuselage still behind Pen Air hangar Kodiak AK
(4 or 5 on board perished when 263 hit the water at high speed in a descending turn to get out of dense fog) Fatal
Sometime in this time frame, Kodiak Airways merged with Western Alaska Airways,
don't remember the exact year (in the mid 70's)
Operated by Kodiak Airways/KW stalled and sunk, while flying salmon fry to Akalura Lake, Kodiak Is.
(think it was rebuilt) Red, white, blue stripes, not pretty
Flew for Kodiak Western prior to delivery for Tales of Gold Monkey. White, Red, Black UGLY
came to KW same time as N327 and was here until the demise of Kodiak Western. (presumably sold) White, Red, Black UGLY
I believe this plane was only leased by Kodiak Airways/Kodiak Western 2PR was notable for its 2 blades props. the rest had 3 blade Hartzells.
We called it Peter Rabbit, it was blue and white