C-FWAF

122

DHC-6 Twin Otter Series 100

Aircraft Status:

Damaged beyond economical repair

Registration History:

CF-WAF ■ C-FWAF



Airframe History Chronology

Reg'n

CF-WAF

CF-WAF

CF-WAF

CF-WAF

CF-WAF

CF-WAF

CF-WAF

CF-WAF

C-FWAF

C-FWAF

C-FWAF

Operator

de Havilland Canada Inc., Downsview, ON

de Havilland Canada Inc., Downsview, ON

Wardair Canada, Edmonton, AB [Greyhound Leasing & Financial of Canada, Toronto, ON]

Greyhound Leasing & Financial of Canada, Toronto, ON

Great Northern Airways, Calgary, AB [Pacific Leasing Corporation, Calgary, AB]

Great Northern ceased operations 11-Nov-1970

Pacific Leasing Corporation, Calgary, AB

Northward Aviation, Edmonton, AB

Northward Airlines, Edmonton, AB [J.C. Sproule & Associates, Edmonton, AB]

Northward Airlines, Edmonton, AB [J.C. Sproule & Associates, Edmonton, AB]

Northward Airlines, Edmonton, AB [Buchanan, Barry & Company]

West Coast Air Services, Richmond, BC

Dates

02-Apr-1968

18-Apr-1968

01-Jun-1968

 

07-Feb-1969

 

Nov-1970

04-Dec-1970

13-Jan-1972

04-Mar-1975

13-Feb-1976

05-Jul-1979

 

Activity

Roll Out

F/Flight

Delivered

Returned

Sold

 

Returned

Leased

Sold

Re-reg'd

Sold

Sold

 

30-Sep-1979 Descending through 200ft on approach to land at the Sechelt water aerodrome the aircraft entered a right wing down, nose low attitude; upon crossing the shoreline the wing struck the ground causing the aircraft to cartwheel into the nearby trees. Subsequent investigation revealed the right aileron bell crank rod had separated due to an extensive stress corrosion crack. The aircraft was operating a charter flight from Vancouver on behalf of Tyee Airways.

Additional Historical Information

Wreckage subsequently transported via road to Calgary, AB Oct-1980 for spares recovery


 John Kimberley Photo © Edmonton-Municipal, AB Mar-1975

John Kimberley Photo © Edmonton-Municipal, AB Mar-1975


 John Kimberley Photo © Vancouver, BC Jul-1979

John Kimberley Photo © Vancouver, BC Jul-1979


 Michael J. Ody Photo © Vancouver-Harbour, BC Aug-1979

Michael J. Ody Photo © Vancouver-Harbour, BC Aug-1979