Aircraft Photo of N58DG | McKinnon G-44 Super Widgeon | AirHistory.net
Aircraft
Registration / Serial:N58DG
Aircraft Original Type:Grumman G-44 Widgeon
Aircraft Generic Type:Grumman G-44 Widgeon (J4F)
Aircraft Version:McKinnon G-44 Super Widgeon
Manufacturers:Grumman / McKinnon
C/n (msn):1415
Location
City / Airport:Anchorage - Merrill FieldMap
Region / Country:Alaska, United States
Airport Codes:ICAO: PAMR   IATA: MRI   Local: MRI   Other: -
 
Photo Date:12 June 2006
Photo by:Aad van der VoetContact
Photo ID: 134625
Photo Comment

This 1945-built Widgeon was converted to Super Widgeon by McKinnon in 1958. Among other improvements, Super Widgeons have more powerful Lycoming GO-480 engines with 3-bladed props, a strengthened hull and landing gear and larger passenger windows. It is seen here undergoing restoration following a mishap in Dec 1993 on Lake Griffin near Leesburg, FL. Restoration was finished in 2009, but it almost immediately suffered another accident, when on 4 Aug 2009 it struck a log on Hewitt Lake near Talkeetna, AK. The aircraft was again recovered and repaired, and it was still flying happily by 2018.

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