N5160G snug as a bug.
Photo: Dirk Septer © 25 April 2024 - Aird Archives
N5160G a year later, still earning revenue.
Photo: Danny Hoggard © 07 September 2013 - Aird Archives
N5160G working at Ketchikan.
Photo: Evan Wick © 15 September 2012 - Aird Archives
Photos: John Greenhill © 09 September 2005 - Aird Archives
N5160G awaiting repaint at Sealand, Campbell River.
Photo: John Caswell © April 2004 - Aird Archives
51-16483 with kangeroo (?) zap at tip of tail.
Photo: Peter Keating © 1971 - Aird Archives - aflyinghistory.com





51-16483 USAF #1054. L-20A No: 55. Command AF-3. Available 28-Mar-1952. Accepted 15-Apr-1952.

Delivered 22-Apr-1952 to Norton Air Force Base, CA. Converted to TU-6A.

N5160G Civil Air Patrol Inc., Maxwell AFB, Montgomery, AB. Regd May-1971.

Accident West Lebanon, NH. 27-Jun-1972. Engine failure caused aborted takeoff. Landed straight ahead and hits rocks at end of runway. Substantial damage to aircraft. Pilot and three passengers uninjured. NYC72FNC75

N5160G Oscar A. Fontaine, Westport, ME. Regd Feb-1973. On USCAR at 02-Mar-1990.

Accident: Location unknown. 01-Jun-1980. Airplane equipped with non-approved, experimental floats flipped over attempting a water landing.

Airworthiness Date: 21-Dec-1983

N5160G Kenmore Air Harbour, Kenmore, WA. Regn Pending Sep-1992

Note. Kenmore Conversion.

N5160G Robert C. Warren, Sr., Portland, OR.

N5160G Scudero Inc., Ketchikan, AK. Regd Jan-1995. On USCAR at Dec-1995.

N5160G Taquan Air Service Inc., Ketchikan, AK.

N5160G S. & S. Aircraft Leasing Inc., Ketchikan, AK., operating as Taquan Air Service. Regd 19-Jul-2000.


USAF History

51-16483 was made available on 28-Mar-2011 and  accepted by the Toronto AMO (Air Material Overseas) unit of the USAF on 15-Apl-1952 then initially delivered to the Air Material Command and the San Bernardino maintenance facility at Norton Air Force Base where it remained between 22-Apr-1952 until 03-Jun-1952 after which it was re assigned to the Far East Air Forces Command and transported to South Korea and Kisarazu Air Force Base, where it was allocated to the 6400th Air Depot until 16-Jul-1952 and then the 6408th Maintenance Unit Group for preparation prior to an onward move to Yong Dong Po Air Force Base and the 10th Liaison Squadron on the 04-Aug-1952.

An accident at A-15 airstrip (exact location unknown) Seoul, Korea is reported on 09-Sep-1952 when the aircraft flipped over after the brakes failed and the aircraft was seriously damaged, but the three occupants 1st Lt James B Mitchell, 2nd Lt William R Spencer and 2nd Lt Ralph H Struckman, were uninjured. It then was transported back to Kisarazu in Japan and the 6408th Maintenance Unit Group for repair. It seems that it was stored until 11-Dec-1953, when it went to Clark AFB in the Philippines and the 6200th Maintenance Unit until 25-Jun-1954 after which another overseas move to Okinawa, Japan and the Naha AFB., initially with the 6351st Air Base Wing until 01-Aug-1954 and then the 51st Fighter Interceptor Wing. Further history to be researched.

Emblem of the 6200th Field Maintenance Squadron