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N32ST on the ramp at Vancouver South, BC.
Photo: Kenneth I. Swartz © January 1980
N32ST in the Kenmore yard.
Photo: Kenneth I. Swartz © Slide processed October 1978
N32ST on floats at Kenmore.
Photo: Kenneth I. Swartz © 16 July 1977
53-7960 at Bangkok, sharing the ramp with a USAF MATS C-124 Globemaster, Thai SE-210 Caravelle and a Dornier Do27.
Photo: Unknown photographer © 01 June 1965 - Aird Archives

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53-7960 • N64396 (1) • N32ST

N64396 (1)


53-7960 US Army # 1501. L-20 No: 502. Command A-4. Delivered 23-Mar-1955. Built as L-20A and re-designated U-6A in 1962.

N64396 (1) 1974. Other details unknown.

N32ST Taggares Leasing Inc, Sitka, AK. Regd Jul-1976.

Note: The “ST” is for Stanley Taggares.

N32ST Eagle Air Inc., Sitka, AK. Regd Aug-1977.

Note: Taggares Leasing, Inc., an Oregon corporation, was formed in conjunction with Taggares Helicopters for tax purposes. In early 1975, Taggares Helicopters purchased all of the voting shares of Eagle Air, Inc., an Alaska corporation licensed to engage in the air charter and taxi service. After the acquisition, Eagle Air engaged in helicopter and fixed-wing operations, as well as a car rental business, all headquartered in Sitka, Alaska. Most of the equipment used by Eagle Air was leased from Taggares Leasing, and Eagle Air was Taggares Leasing's principal customer. As of March, 1980, Eagle Air ceased its operations and substantially all of its assets have been removed from Sitka. Stanley Taggares was also president, manager and a director of Eagle Air.

Accident: Unknown location. 31-Jul-1978.The left main gear remained down on amphibious float and on landing pilot lost directional control. Minor damage reported.

N64396 (1) Bellair Inc., (Ken Bellows), Sitka, AK .Regd 30-Mar-1981.

Accident: Big Port Walter, Alaska 31-Dec-1981.The float equipped aircraft failed to maintain flying speed on takeoff, and stalled into the water. The aircraft sank and was reportedly not recovered. Possibly caused by ice accumulation from prop spray. Pilot and two passengers uninjured.

N64396 (1) De-registered 27-Dec-1984. No entry on FAA records.

Fate Unknown