• 51-16498 USAF #1086. Delivered 05-Jun-1952. L-20A No: 87. Command AF-1. Built as L-20A and Re-designated U-6A in 1962.
Accident Johnson AFB, Japan. 25-Feb-1955 Whilst with the 3rd Liaison Squadron suffered a category 3 (serious) landing accident. Pilot Norman C. Miller.
• N5153G Civil Air Patrol Inc., Maxwell AFB, Montgomery, AL. Based Timmerman Field, Milwaukee, WI. Regd May-1971.
• N5153G John J. Monk, Dunedin, FL. Regd May-1979.
• (C-GVEB) Imported into Canada. Regd 01-Dec-1980. Not taken up and removed from register 26-Sep-1984.
• N5153G M. A. Inc., Oshkosh, WI. Regd 04-Feb-1981. On USCAR at 02-Mar-1990 & 29-Feb-1992.
• C-FRZI Waweig Lake Outfitters, Thunder Bay, ON. Based Waweig Lake, ON. Regd 28-May-1994. Canx 10-Mar-1995.
• C-FRZI 1103420 Ontario Ltd., (Wilderness North Air Ltd.,) Thunder Bay, ON. Regd 10-Mar-1995. Canx 15-Jun-1995.
• C-FRZI Wilderness North Air Ltd., Thunder Bay, ON. Regd 15-Jun-1995. Canx 19-Oct-1995.
• C-FRZI 1103420 Ontario, Thunder Bay, ON. Regd 19-Oct-1995. Canx 14-May-1997.
Note: Waweig Lake Outfitters, 1103420 Ontario & Wilderness North all at same address.
• C-FRZI 3002063 Nova Scotia Company, Thunder Bay, ON. Regd 21-May-1997. Deleted as exported to USA 30-Sep-1997.
Note: On CCAR records as Serial no 1086, which is its Military Acquisition No.
• N63562 Aircraft Investments LLP., Oshkosh, WI. Regd 18-Feb-1998. Canx 18-Jun-2010.
Airworthiness Date: 17-Dec-1997.
For sale: Oct 2008. $375K TT 5,650
• N63562 Ashley Heating & Air Conditioning, Wasilla, AK. Regn pending 20-Mar-2010. Regd 08-Dec-2010.
Accident: 123 miles west of Bettles, AK. 30-Jun-30, 2012, At about 15:00 Alaska daylight time, a tundra tire-equipped de Havilland DHC-2 MK.1 airplane, N63562, sustained substantial damage when it nosed over, presumably while landing, adjacent to a water-covered gravel bar, about 123 miles west of Bettles, AK. The airplane was being operated by the pilot/owner as a visual flight rules (VFR) personal flight, under the provisions of 14 Code of Federal Regulations, Part 91, when the accident occurred. The pilot, the sole occupant of the airplane was not injured. Visual meteorological conditions prevailed, and no flight plan was filed. During a telephone conversation with the National Transportation Safety Board investigator-in-charge on July 3, a National Park Service (NPS) ranger that responded to the accident site reported that the approach end of the remote, gravel-covered site was on the banks of the Noatak River. He reported seeing wheel tracks in the gravel, under the water, close to the shoreline, that was in line with the airplane's main landing gear wheels. Photographs provided to the NTSB by the NPS rangers show the airplane nosed over, in shallow water, about 20 feet from the shore, along the anticipated approach path for landing on the adjacent gravel-covered beach. Updated on Aug 3 2012 3:47PM ANC12LA061.
Listed for Sale Mar-2023 tt 6,500.00 hours.
51-16498 was made available on 16-May-1952, and accepted on 26-May-1952 by the 6600th Air Depot AMO (Air Material Overseas Unit), at Downsview, ON., after which it was assigned to the Tactical Air Command. It was delivered to Biggs AFB, El Paso, TX., and joined the 1st Liaison Squadron on 06-Jun-1952 remaining until 27-Jul when it moved to 3rd Liaison Squadron at George AFB, Victorville, CA. It was then reassigned to the Air Material Command and went to the Sacramento Air Material Area, at McLellan AFB, California on 22-Dec-1952 and on to Burbank, San Francisco, California on 22-Jan-1953 prior to embarkation to Japan and being assigned to the Far East Air Force.
Arriving in Japan on 29-Jan-1953 / 01-Feb-1953 it was initially at the 6408th Maintenance and Supply unit at Kisarazu before joining the 3rd Liaison Squadron at Komaki on 04-Apr-1953. A section of this Unit moved to Johnson AFB, Sayama, Saitama Prefecture, north of western Tokyo, Japan., on 09-Apr-1953 and it stayed for some ten months until 02-Feb-1954 when it returned to Komaki from where it operated until passing to the 6400 Air Depot at Showa until 03-Sep-1954. After this session of in depth maintenance it returned to the 3rd Liaison Squadron at Johnson AFB. Whilst here it suffered a category 3 (serious) landing accident on 25-Feb-1955. Pilot Norman C. Miller.
On 15-Mar-1955 it was transferred to the 3rd Bombardment, Light, Wing which flew Invaders but the unit was re designated as the 3rd Bombardment, Tactical Wing when Canberra’s were delivered from 16-Oct-1956. This change was short lived as the aircraft was shipped to Korea to join the 6146th Advisory Group at Seoul, which trained Koreans to fly and maintain the aircraft allocated to them. It stayed between 08-Nov-1956 and 23-Feb-1957 after which it returned to Japan, the Johnson AFB and the 3rd Bombardment, Tactical Wing.
Almost a year passed and it moved to 6041st Air Base Group still at Johnson. It then found itself back in Korea this time at Osan Ni where it became one of the liaison aircraft for the 6314th Air Base Group. Johnson AFB and the 6041 Air Base Group saw it return for a brief period between 01-Feb-1960 and 07-Mar-1960. Then it was back to Korea and the 6314th Air Base Group with whom it saw service at various deployments to Seoul, Chinhae and, Kimpo before the unit was re designated as Support Wing from 20-Jul-1961, again deploying around various bases including, this time, Taegu. This takes the history of this aircraft up to 27-Sep-1963.
The last entries on the record card show it at Osan from at least Oct-1965 until 11-Jun-1967when it is reported as having been passed to the US Army.