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N493K hauling out soon.
Photo: Ben Cogger © 13 October 2022
N493K being patient at Lake Hood.
Photo: Jens Brokuf © 23 May 2022 - Aird Archives
N493K leaves Lake Hood.
Photo: John W. Olafson © 16 June 2015
N87808 over wintering at Anderson Lake.
Photo: Fred Walllis © 08 March 2014
N87808 at Boeing Field, Washington.
Photo: John Kimberley © July 1984 - Aird Archives


56-408 • 56-0408 • N87808



56-0408 US Army # 1735. L-20 No. 736. Command A-12. Delivered 30-Oct-1957. Built as L-20A and re-designated U-6A in 1962.

Note: Originally serialed as shown above but in approx 1965 it would have had had the additional “0” added to conform with US Army & USAF agreement on numbering to represent the service the aircraft operated with.

56-0408 Stored at MASDC., Davis Monthan AFB., AZ. 10-May-1972 to 18-Feb-1975. PCN (Product Control Number) HS165.

N87808 Civil Defence, Hawthorn, NV. Dates currently unknown.

N87808 Point Adventure - Lodge Inc, Port Arthur, TX. Later Kodiak, AK. Regd 28-Jul-1989. On USCAR at 01-Oct-1994.

N87808 Iliamna Air Guides, Iliamna, AK. Regd 13-Oct-2000.

Airworthiness date: 30-Nov-2006. Classification – Unknown.

N87808 AK Aircraft Leasing LLC., Iliamna, AK. Regd 10-May-2011

N87808 Seawind Aviation Inc., Ketchkan, AK. Expiry date 30-Apr-2012

N87808 Katmai Air Leasing LLC., Anchorage, AK Regd 14-May-2014

Note: On FAA database as c/n 56-0408.

N493K Reserved 12-Dec-2014 for Katmai Air Leasing LLC., Anchorage, AK.

Reserved 30-Jul-2022. Canx 30-Jul-2022. Listed by serial number 56-0408.

N493K Katmai Air LLC., Anchorage, AK. Regd 07-Feb-2023.