Apparently, a Bear attacked this Super Cub while it was parked in a remote area in Alaska.

The pilot had not cleaned out the inside after a long fishing trip and the Bear smelled a fish smell.

The pilot had two new tires, three cases of Duct Tape (never leave home without it, the greatest stuff) and several rolls of cellophane delivered to repair the Cub so he could fly it home for airworthy repair.


  1. You may consider it appropriate to list these pictures under Aviation Humor. However, the airplane owner did not think so, when his insurance company wrote off the returned ‘wreckage’ as a total loss when the aircraft made it back to civilisation.

    A brilliant engineering job, a good ad for duct tape, but no joke.

    • Like to know the name of the insurance company so I can avoid wasting premiums on them. It didn’t look like the tubing was affected and the wings appear to be untouched else it would not have been safe to fly. Total loss? Has anyone priced a brand new Super Cub lately? I would offer to do the fuselage re-covering myself if they’d only pay for it.

      • If you go to publically available FAA records N9368D, the Cub is still flying to this day (2019). It’s used for charter in Alaska, a friend of mine has flown it.


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