#004 - N4504L - Airworthiness
Certificate issued August 16, 1972
7, 1972 registered
as HK-1355X to RANSA (Rutas Aereas Nacionales S.A.) in Colombia, South America
January 1973 registration changed to HK-1355
November 14, 1978 registered as HK-1355 to Taxi Aereo
March 24, 1980 registered as HK-1355 to Transamazonica
(Transporte Aereo de la Amazonia)
July 19, 1984 registered as HK-1355P to Ximeno Gonzalez
Registered as HK-1355P to Enrique Mancera Rodriguez
August 31, 1984 registered as HK-1355P to Ximeno
May 31, 1990 registered as HK-1355 to Transoriente
(Transporte Aereo Regional de Oriente)
May 30, 2000 removed from Colombian
Current location - Unknown
but from Jim Lush of SIL - "I presume that's the airplane that used to be parked
off in the weeds at the airport in Villavicencio, although the last time I saw that aircraft was probably around 1994-1995
and didn't think it would EVER fly again. The last time it had flown before that, the pilots had landed short on an
airstrip with an abrupt lip. Seems they sheared off the landing gear and flipped it over on its back. Didn't kill
anyone or even seriously injure the crew, as I recall".
#004 in Colombia with Ransa
#004 in Colombia, Jaime Escobar
informs that when in this green color it was being operated by Transamazonica
Photo and description of #004 from Jaime Escobar - "HK-1355 in full EL VENADO color scheme with the deer logo (venado=deer) taken at Villavicencio La
Vanguardia airport (VVC) in November 1978"
An image from Ron & Chris Mak's dvd "Big Props Latin America"
showing an Evangel setting stripped in the weeds in Colombia. This could be the one that Jim Lush saw, so for now am assuming
it to be #004.
Jaime Escobar sent this photo he took at Villavicencio
La Vanguardia airport in the mid-90s. Further confirming what Jim Lush saw. It seems at this point a rebuild attempt was in