Below is Bub Borman's fascinating report, written in 2011, about this 1949 Sedan and others that were used in South America:
"Hi Matt, I think I can help you on the “Knockers” that the Jungle Aviation and Radio Service (JAARS) flew in
N1400H's history with JAARS: A friend of Earl Miller donated a Cessna 170A. This was sold and the funds were used to purchase N1400H, in August 1954. Omer Bondurant flew it to Esmeraldas, Ecuador, South America, where he was met by Don Burns to ferry it to Limoncocha. It was used in Ecuador, until 1956, when flown to Peru for service until 1957. It then returned to Limoncocha. An accident holed one float, 7 November 1958. The plane sat in lake Limoncocha for a long time with barrels under it for support. By this time, all our locations had airstrips and a floatplane was no longer needed. Eventually, N1400H was brought to the hangar, rebuilt and put on wheels. It was used as the utility plane making weekly flights from Limoncocha to Pastaza for vegetables and other light cargo. There were also medical runs to the HCJB hospital in Shell Mera (Pastaza). It served this way, until mid-June 1964, when it was put back on the repaired floats and sent to the Colombian branch to start their aviation program. It was sold in Colombia, November 1966. As far as I know, it retained its U.S. registration, all the while it was used in Ecuador.
(This page last updated: 04/2014) Click on the thumbnails to view the pictures in full size. Photos © Bub Borman
(This page last updated: 04/2014)
Click on the thumbnails to view the pictures in full size.
Photos © Bub Borman