c/n 1252

N1435Z at Wasilla, Alaska.
Photo: Kenneth I. Swartz © May 1987
N1435Z with her tall fins.
Photo: John Kimberley © September 1983 - Aird Archives
N1435Z in the Kenmore yard.
Photo: Peter Keating © 24 June 1983 - Ian MacFarlane Collection
N1435Z now, a shot in colour!
Photo: Peter Keating © 24 June 1983 - Michael J. Ody Collection
N1435Z at Kenmore Air Harbor.
Photo: Gary Vincent © August 1982
Photo: Kenneth I. Swartz © 05 September 1980
Photo: John Kimberley © March 1980 - Aird Archives
N1435Z at Renton in landplane variant.
Photo: J.A. Morrow © February 1977 - Aird Archives
57-2579 about to depart.
Photo: Unknown photographer © Date not recorded - Robin A. Walker Collection

c/n 1252




57-2579 US Army # 1820. L-20 N0. 821. Command A-13. Delivered 27-Jul-1958. Built as L-20A and re-designated U-6A in 1962.

57-2579 Stored at MASDC., Davis Monthan AFB., AZ. 22-Mar-1972 to 11-Feb-1976. Inventory code HS136.

Note: Purchased by Morgan at the Davis Monthan auction sale on 29-Jan-1976.for $24,000US. Purchased on the basis of “no reasonable potential for normal Certification”. Total time 11,245.3 hrs., engine 1,936.3 hrs. Comment at time of auction: six seats, average condition.

Airworthiness date 13-Sep-1976. Category – Normal.

N1435Z Morgan Manufacturing Inc., Petaluma, CA. Regd circa Jan-1976.

N1435Z Beaver Two, Petaluma, CA. Dates unknown.

N1435Z Riley Pleas Inc., Seattle, WA. Regd Jun-1978.

Note: Kenmore Conversion. Date unknown.

N1435Z Martin L. Slisco,  t/a Anglers Island Lodge Inc., Anchorage, AK. Regd 01-Aug-1983 & 10-Aug-1987.

Accident: Anchorage, AK. 20-May-1988. The airplane had undergone extensive maintenance at Lake Hood which included work on the control column. The upper half of the control column was replaced with a throw-over yoke and the aileron system was rerigged. The pilot-in-command picked up the airplane after it was tied down outside for three months. According to a witness, the airplane lifted off the water and started a left bank which increased until the airplane struck the ground. Post accident examination revealed the control cables at the base of the control column operated in reverse of the description in the maintenance manual. Complete control continuity could not be concluded because of the extensive post impact fire which destroyed the overhead bellcrank, pulley, and interconnect system. Aircraft destroyed by crash and subsequent fire. Pilot received fatal injuries. NTSB report ANC88FA062.

N1435Z. Regn expired on 30-Jun-2012. Removed from register 11-Oct-2012.

Destroyed by fire