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N9260Z of Department of Interior at PANC.
Photo: Ben Cogger © 08 January 2014
N9260Z at Anchorage.
Photo: Robbie Shaw © 02 May 2012
Photo: Chris mak © Date unknown - Aird Archives
N9260Z at Kenai.
Photo: Daniel Marks © 2009
N9260Z resting on the water.
Photo: Unknown photographer © via Philippe Colin Collection
N9260Z after all military heritage has gone.
Photo: John Kimberley © July 1992
Photo: John Kimberley © July 1990 - Aird Archives
N9260Z a couple of years later,

still no budget for a paint job ?

Photo: Brent Newbery © at Ft St John, BC - November 1981 - Kenneth I. Swartz Collection
N9260Z at Fairbanks,

still showing vestiges of Army markings!

Photo: John Kimberley © July 1979
N9260Z leaves the military.
Photo: unknown photographer © August 1978 - Michael J. Ody Collection
55-4592 during her sojourn at MASDC.
Photo: Gordon Macadie ©
55-4592 at Boeing Field, Seattle, WA.
Photo: Bob Wiseman © date unknown - via Lance Higgerson
Photo: Unknown photographer © Date unknown - Kenneth I. Swartz Collection

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55-4592 US Army #1630. L-20 No. 631. Command A-9. Delivered 26-Sep-1956. Built as L-20A Re-designated U-6A in 1962.

55-4592 Stored at MASDC, Davis Monthan AFB., AZ. 05-Oct-1973 to 20-Feb-1976. Inventory code UD047.

N9260Z Land Division, Anchorage, AK. Regd 1976.

N9260Z U. S. Department of the Interior, Boise, ID. Based Anchorage, AK. Regd 03-Jun-1981 Canx 25-Jul-1991 & 27-May-2003. Regd 30-Aug-2011.

Airworthiness date 29-Jan-1988. Category – Normal.

Service Difficulty report, 07-Jun-1988. Number 2 cylinder had low compression on 100 hour check. Found piston cracked upon removal. This is same cracking spelled out in Pratt and Whitney Service Bulletin 1710a. This is the sixth piston found cracked due to low compression. Cracks found in high and low time pistons of Pratt and Whitney and FAA-PMA manufactured parts.

Note: Auctioned off by GSA Auctions as Government surplus. Date unknown.

Total time: 10,165 hrs at Aug-2013.

N9260Z Brown Helicopters Inc., Pensacola, FL. Regd 01-Jul-2014.