N1453Z in Iliamna scheme at Kenmore, WA.
Photo: Unknown photographer © November 1986 - Aird Archives
Photo: Glen Etchells ©  c.1986
N1453Z with CHISUM flying service, at Anchorage.
Photo:Unknown photographer © July 1982 - Aird Archives
N1453Z in "limbo" at Vancouver, BC.
Photo: Glen Etchells © Date unknown
N1453Z with Seair at Anchorage, Alaska.
Photo: Kenneth I. Swartz © July 1979
Photo: Kenneth I. Swartz © 1979
Photo: Jack Hayes © 26 September 1977 - Aird Archives


55-0696  N1453Z (1)



55-0696 US Army # 1598. L-20 No. 599. Command A-7. Delivered 09-May-1956. Built as L-20A and re-designated U-6A in 1962.

55-0696 Stored at MASDC., Davis Monthan AFB., AZ. 01-Mar-1972 to 19-Feb-1976. PCN (Production Control Number)  HS124.

Note: Purchased by Alfred E. Gay at the Davis Monthan auction sale on 29-Jan-1976 for $24,000US. Total hours 4,702 hours. Engine 2,005 hours. Sold on the basis of “a reasonable potential for normal certification”. Comment at sale – no seats, cowling loose.

N1453Z (1) Alfred E. Gay / Sea Airmotive, (Seair), Anchorage, AK. Regd Feb-1976. Canx Nov-1981.

N1453Z (1) Chisum Flying Service, Cordova AK. Regd Jan-1980.

Accident: Near Cordova, AK. 21-Aug-1981. Aircraft struck sandbar on take-off run from river location. Substantial damage to aircraft. Pilot and 6 passengers uninjured. NSB report ANC81DA099

N5464R Daniel D. English / Lola G. English, Girdwood, AK. Regd Mar-1986. Canx Apr-1986. Re-Regd 09-May-1986. Canx Nov-1989.

Note: Photo evidence in Iliamna Air Taxi marks, White with red logos, so after Seair dates but no indication of actual date.

N5464R FAA record shows as expired 30-Sep-2011.

Status Unknown