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RCAF 9401 to 9427
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Manufacturer

basic designation

variant or model

name

 

company designation

company number

 

 

 

9401

de Havilland Canada

 

Otter

 

 

 

DHC 3

356

 

 

 

 

first date: 24 April 1960 - Taken on strength

 

Used by auxiliary squadrons at RCAF Station Downsview, Ontario, delivered there in May 1960.  Crashed by crew from No. 411 (Aux) Squadron during cross wind take off at Guelph, Ontario on 30 May 1961.  Struck several vehicles.  Became Instructional Airframe A703 on 14 February 1966.  To Canadian Armed Forces on Integration.  Final fate not clear.

 

last date: ? - ?

9402

de Havilland Canada

 

Otter

 

 

 

DHC 3

357

 

 

 

 

first date: 18 March 1960 - Taken on strength

 

Used by No. 411 (Aux) Squadron, RCAF Station Downsview, Ontario, in 1960s.  To Summer Camp at Fredericton, NB in 1964 with this squadron.  With No. 401 Squadron at CFB St. Hubert, PQ after Integration.  To civil register as C-GVMC, registered to King's Construction of Grimshaw, Alberta.  This registration cancelled on 17 July 1985, aircraft reported as exported to the US.  Back to Canadian register as C-FHAA, on 29 November 2002.  Registered to Harbour Air of Richmond, BC.  Still active with them in 2011, with turbine engine.

 

last date: 20 January 1982 - Struck off, sold

9403

de Havilland Canada

 

Otter

 

 

 

DHC 3

359

 

 

 

 

first date: 18 March 1960 - Taken on strength

 

Served with No. 402 Squadron (Auxiliary), at Stevenson Field, Manitoba from the 1960s.  Still with this Squadron after Integration.  To civil register as C-GMLB.  Owned by a variety of commercial operators in northern Ontario, including 382820 Ontario Ltd. in late 1980s, Huron Air and Waweig Lake Outfitters in 1990s, and Wilderness North Air in 2000.  Converted to turboprop by 2002, when it was exported to the US.  On US register as N10708, registered to Northern Aircraft Leasing of Oshkosh, Wisconsin.  Back to Canada by 2004 as C-GMLB, with Wilderness North Air.  Registration to Fort Francis Sportsmen Airways cancelled on 22 April 2015.

 

last date: 9 December 1981 - Struck off, sold

9404

de Havilland Canada

 

Otter

 

 

 

DHC 3

361

 

 

 

 

first date: 19 May 1960 - Taken on strength

 

Used by No. 411 (Aux) Squadron, RCAF Station Downsview, Ontario, in 1960s.  To Summer Camp at Fredericton, NB in 1964 with this squadron.  Damaged in heavy landing at Fredericton, 14 July 1964.  With No. 400 Squadron (Auxiliary) at Downsview in 1965.  Also used by No. 418 Squadron (Auxiliary) at RCAF Station Namao, Alberta, in 1960s.  Still at Namao at Integration.  To civil register as C-GVDM, numerous owners.  Registered to L. Bowerman of Meadow Lake, Saskatchewan on 4 April 2007.

 

last date: 10 March 1982 - Struck off, sold

9405

de Havilland Canada

 

Otter

 

 

 

DHC 3

363

 

 

 

 

first date: 19 May 1960 - Taken on strength

 

Used By No. 411 Squadron, RCAF/CFB Downsview, Ontario.  Served with No. 402 Squadron (Auxiliary), at Stevenson Field, Manitoba from the 1960s.  Became Instructional Airframe A704 on 4 March 1966, used as instructional aid until struck off.  To civil register as C-GSMG.  Converted to PZL engine.  Owners included Sioux Narrows Airways of Winnipeg.  With Blue Water Aviation Services from 2011, based at Silver Falls, Manitoba.  This registration cancelled on 8 January 2015.

 

last date: 9 December 1981 - Struck off, sold

9406

de Havilland Canada

 

Otter

 

 

 

DHC 3

365

 

 

 

 

first date: 3 June 1960 - Taken on strength

 

With No. 438 Squadron (Auxiliary) at RCAF Station St. Hubert, PQ in 1960s.  Also with No. 424 Squadron, dates not known.  With No. 401 Squadron at CFB St. Hubert after Integration.  To civil register as C-GUTL.  Reported converted to turboprop, but always listed as piston powered in Canadian registry records.  Owners included Nahini Aviation of Norman Wells, NWT in the 1980s, and Fort Frances Sportsmen Airways of Fort Frances, Ontario from 1984 to 1989.  Their registration cancelled on 30 May 1989, aircraft was exported.  Registered as HK-3048X in Columbia.  Back to Fort Francis Sportsman Airways on 27 June 2013, again as C-GUTL.

 

last date: 9 December 1981 - Struck off, sold

9407

de Havilland Canada

 

Otter

 

 

 

DHC 3

368

 

 

 

 

first date: 3 June 1960 - Taken on strength

 

Used by No. 418 (Aux) Squadron, Edmonton, Alberta, in 1960s.  Crashed in mountains near Newburgh, NY on 20 December 1980.  Had just departed Newburgh-Stewart Airport, en route to Rockcliffe, struck high ground on Slide Mountain.  All 4 occupants killed.

 

last date: 9 November 1981 - Struck off, scrapped

9408

de Havilland Canada

 

Otter

 

 

 

DHC 3

370

 

 

 

 

first date: 5 July 1960 - Taken on strength

 

Used by No. 418 (Aux) Squadron, Edmonton, Alberta, in 1960s.  Also with reserve squadron at Montreal, no dates.  Delivered to National Aviation Museum in Ottawa on 29 September 1983.  Still at Rockcliffe Museum in 2015, in RCAF Transport Command markings.  Kept in Reserve Hanger.

 

last date: 11 August 1983 - Struck off, transferred to Museum

9409

de Havilland Canada

 

Otter

 

 

 

DHC 3

375

 

 

 

 

first date: 19 July 1960 - Taken on strength

 

Served with No. 401 (Auxiliary) Squadron at St. Hubert, PQ, from 1960s.  With No. 438 Squadron (Auxiliary) at RCAF Station St. Hubert, PQ in 1960s.  Used by No. 442 and No. 443 Squadrons at RCAF Station Sea Island, BC in 1960s.  To civil register as CF-QOR, registered to Buffalo Airways of Fort Smith, NWT.  Marked as C-FQOR when sold to Bannock Aerospace of Toronto in 1982.  Their registration canceled in April 1984, aircraft exported to the US.

 

last date: 8 February 1971 - Struck off, sold

9410

de Havilland Canada

 

Otter

 

 

 

DHC 3

380

 

 

 

 

first date: 22 July 1960 - Taken on strength

 

Used by auxiliary or reserve squadrons at RCAF/CFB Downsview, Ontario.  With No. 442 Squadron (Auxiliary) at RCAF Station Sea Island, BC, in 1960s.  No record of civil registration after being sold, may have been scrapped.

 

last date: 27 February 1975 - Struck off

9411

de Havilland Canada

 

Otter

 

 

 

DHC 3

384

 

 

 

 

first date: 29 July 1960 - Taken on strength

 

With No. 102 (C) Unit at RCAF Station Trenton, Ontario in 1962.  Used By No. 411 Squadron, RCAF/CFB Downsview, Ontario, dates not known.  Crashed on 19 May 1974, south-east of Baudette, Minnesota.

 

last date: 16 October 1974 - Struck off, scrapped

9412

de Havilland Canada

 

Otter

 

 

 

DHC 3

387

 

 

 

 

first date: 29 August 1960 - Taken on strength

 

Used By No. 411 Squadron, RCAF/CFB Downsview, Ontario.  With No. 401 Squadron at St. Hubert, dates not known.  To civil register as C-GIIQ.  Owners included Silver Pine Air Services of Pine Falls, Manitoba (registration cancelled on 30 December 1984); and Jackson Air Services of Flin Flon, Manitoba (registration cancelled 22 April 2001).  Stored, derelict, at Flin Flon in 2004.  Registered to Recon Air Corp. of Geraldton, Ontario on 21 December 2006.  Their registration cancelled on 17 September 2007, exported to the US.

 

last date: 27 May 1982 - Struck off, sold

9413

de Havilland Canada

 

Otter

 

 

 

DHC 3

389

 

 

 

 

first date: 13 September 1960 - Taken on strength

 

Delivered new to No. 438 Squadron at St. Hubert, PQ on 6 September 1960.  To No. 401 Squadron at St. Hubert in November 1960.  Category B damage on 9 September 1962 in a heavy landing during simulated engine out landings at St. Hubert.  Ferried to Downsview for repairs on 14 September 1962.  To storage at Dunnville, Ontario when completed.  To No. 411 Squadron, RCAF Downsview, Ontario, to replace 9425 in late 1963.  Towed banner over Toronto during that city's centennial celebration, 1 July 1967.  To Fort Drum, NY for training in September 1974.  Flipped during attempted takeoff from sand bar in Duke of York River, Southhampton Island, NWT on 17 July 1975, landing inverted in the river.  Investigation faulted pilot for not determining length of available surface before attempting taking off in unfavourable winds at near maximum weight.  Investigation was hampered by escape of a number or recently caught fish into the river, preventing determination of aircraft weight at time of crash.  Engine recovered, airframe abandoned, still there.

 

last date: 10 November 1975 - Struck off, abandoned at crash site

9414

de Havilland Canada

 

Otter

 

 

 

DHC 3

391

 

 

 

 

first date: 21 September 1960 - Taken on strength

 

With NO. 438 Squadron at St. Hubert when it crashed on 13 October 1961.

 

last date: 18 October 1961 - Struck off, probably scrapped

9415

de Havilland Canada

 

Otter

 

 

 

DHC 3

393

 

 

 

 

first date: 4 October 1960 - Taken on strength

 

Served with No. 402 Squadron (Auxiliary), at Stevenson Field, Manitoba from the 1960s.  With this unit when it visited Mt. Hope, Ontario on skiis, on 21 January 1968. Also used By No. 411 Squadron, RCAF/CFB Downsview, Ontario from the 1960s.  Nosed over while landing in heavy winds at Buttonville Airport, Ontario on 22 October 1966.  Deployed to Arctic, including Churchill, Manitoba, with No. 411 Squadron detachment in the summer of 1973, Exercise Aurora II.  Used by Skyhawk jump team for training at Port Colburne, Ontario.  Made 40 drops on 26 August 1975.  Still in use with this squadron 1976.  To Shepard Bay, NWT, in summer of 1977 to support CF engineers building new runway at nearby Spence Bay.  Made trans Canada flight with 411 Squadron, Goose Bay Newfoundland to Victoria BC, August to September 1981, just before fleet was retired.  To civil register as C-GVMH, registered to Estabrook Construction of Grimshaw, Alberta.  To M. Hackman of South Edmonton in 1983.  This registration cancelled in October 1984, when aircraft was exported to the US.  Back in Canada, registered as C-GVTO, in March 2001.  This registration cancelled in April 2004, when the aircraft was exported to the Maldives.  Appears to have been on lease, owned by Viking Air of Sydney, BC.  Back on Canadian register as C-GVTO in 2004, registered to Viking Air.  With Harbour Air of Richmond, BC from October 2007, registered as C-FJHA.  Converted to turboprop by Viking Air by then.

 

last date: 20 January 1982 - Struck off, sold

9416

de Havilland Canada

 

Otter

 

 

 

DHC 3

394

 

 

 

 

first date: 4 October 1960 - Taken on strength

 

Served with No. 402 Squadron (Auxiliary), at Stevenson Field, Manitoba from the 1960s.  Used by auxiliary or reserve squadrons at RCAF/CFB Downsview, Ontario, including No. 400 Squadron (Auxiliary) from the 1960s.  Still in use at Downsview in 1976.  To US register as N3125N, registered to Charlie, Inc. of Fairbanks, Alaska.  On Canadian register as C-FAXD in 1988, registered to Victoria Air Maintenance of Sydney, BC.  With Alaska Air Taxi by 2003 as N3125N, converted to turboprop.  Suffered two in-flight failures of the starboard elevator servo tab skin in 2014 and 2015, producing severe vibrations and causing precautionary landings.

 

last date: 8 July 1981 - Struck off, sold

9417

de Havilland Canada

 

Otter

 

 

 

DHC 3

396

 

 

 

 

first date: 19 October 1960 - Taken on strength

 

With No. 401 Squadron at CFB St. Hubert, PQ when it suffered a Category A crash near Lac des Chats, PQ at about 16:00 local time on 2 October 1981.  Was en route from St. Hubert to Lac St. Francois Xavier to pick up cargo left there during a previous exercise.  Struck high terrain on the edge of the lake, destroyed by post impact fire.  3 fatalities: Maj. Carl Liberatore, Maj. Yvon Bourdeau, and Officer Cadet Celine Lacroix.

 

last date: 9 November 1982 - Struck off, probably scrapped

9418

de Havilland Canada

 

Otter

 

 

 

DHC 3

398

 

 

 

 

first date: 2 November 1960 - Taken on strength

 

Used by No. 418 (Aux) Squadron, RCAF Station Namao, Alberta, in 1960s.  Still at Namao at Integration.  Sold, became CF-QOS.  With Air Mistassini of Chibougamau, PQ until 1982. Registered briefly with Soc. Tourisme Baie James of Montreal that year, then to Air Melancon of St. Anne du Lac, PQ.  Converted to turboprop, and marked C-FQOS, by the time their registration was cancelled on 24 June 1998.  To Labrador Airways of Goose Bay, Newfoundland on that day.  Their last registration cancelled in 2002, aircraft was reported exported to the US on 26 May 2008.

 

last date: 8 February 1971 - Struck off, sold

9419

de Havilland Canada

 

Otter

 

 

 

DHC 3

399

 

 

 

 

first date: 10 November 1960 - Taken on strength

 

With No. 401 Squadron at CFB St. Hubert, PQ.  Fuselage stored outside at CFD Mountain View, Ontario in September 2007.  Reported as marked 1239419, but not confirmed.

 

last date: 23 September 1970 - Struck off

9420

de Havilland Canada

 

Otter

 

 

 

DHC 3

401

 

 

 

 

first date: 1 November 1960 - Taken on strength

 

With No. 442 Squadron (Auxiliary) at RCAF Station Sea Island, BC, in 1960s.  Used By No. 411 Squadron, RCAF/CFB Downsview, Ontario.  Operated on floats in mid 1960s.  Lost rudder after striking a wire during low level training, September 1974. Landed without further incident. To Muskoka, Ontario for Exercise Snow Owl II, 1975, still based at Downsview.  To civil registry as C-GBQC.  With Ram Air Charter of Inuvik, NWT, their registration cancelled on 23 June 1983.  Operated by Fort Frances Sportsmen Airways Ltd. of Fort Frances, Ontario from 12 June 1984 to 29 March 2012.  Then to Ookpik Aviation of Baker Lake, Nunavut.

 

last date: 8 July 1981 - Struck off, sold

9421

de Havilland Canada

 

Otter

 

 

 

DHC 3

402

 

 

 

 

first date: 15 November 1960 - Taken on strength

 

With No. 424 (Aux) Squadron at Hamilton, Ontario in early 1960s.  Later used by both Reserve Squadrons at CFB Downsview, Ontario (401 and 411 Squadrons).  Deployed to Arctic, including Churchill, Manitoba, with No. 411 Squadron detachment in the summer of 1973, Exercise Aurora II.  Sold, became KH-3049X in Columbia.  Later to Canadian registry as C-GUTQ.  With Nahannii Air Services of Norman Wells, NWT, their registration cancelled on 29 June 1984.  Then to St-Louis Aviation of St. Jean-Sur-Richelieu, their registration cancelled on 27 June 1986.  Registered to Air Saguenay (1980) Inc. of Chicoutimi, PQ.  Briefly with Northern Lights Air Services of Goose Bay, Newfoundland in 1996, possibly on lease.  Then back to Air Saguenay, their latest registration cancelled on 7 May 2003, when the aircraft was reportedly based at Lac Sebastien, PQ

 

last date: 9 December 1981 - Struck off, sold

9422

de Havilland Canada

 

Otter

 

 

 

DHC 3

404

 

 

 

 

first date: 15 November 1960 - Taken on strength

 

With No. 424 (Aux) Squadron at Hamilton, Ontario in early 1960s.  Operated by this unit on wheel/skiis in winter of 1962/63.  Used By Reserve Squadrons, CFB Downsview, Ontario.  Visited Wright-Patterson AFB in August 1980.  To civil register as C-GFUT.  Owned by Buffalo Airways of Fort Smith, NWT, their registration cancelled on 22 September 1982.   With Cargair of Quebec City from 1983 to 1998.  Owned by Nordplus of Quebec City, PQ from 20 August 1998, their latest registration issued on 6 October 2009, when the aircraft was based at Shefferville, PQ.

 

last date: 9 December 1981 - Struck off, sold

9423

de Havilland Canada

 

Otter

 

 

 

DHC 3

405

 

 

 

 

first date: 28 November 1960 - Taken on strength

 

With No. 438 Squadron (Auxiliary) at RCAF Station St. Hubert, PQ in 1960s.  Served with No. 424 Squadron at CFB Trenton, Ontario, late 1960s.  Used for first trials with 32 foot TU type parachute deployment bag, while with this unit.  Served in UN colours in Kashmir and New Guinea.  In New Guinea from September 1962, on amphibious floats, operated by No. 116 (AT) Unit.  Shipped there inside a C-130.  Used by auxiliary or reserve squadrons at RCAF/CFB Downsview, Ontario.  Deployed to Artic, including Churchill, Manitoba, with No. 411 Squadron detachment in the summer of 1973, for Exercise Aurora II.  Delivered material for community centre building donated to Baker Lake, NWT by the squadron.  To Shepard Bay, NWT, in summer of 1977 to support CF engineers building new runway at nearby Spence Bay.  To civil register as C-GUTW.  With Nahanni Air Services of Norman Wells, NWT, this registration cancelled on 29 June 1984.  With Goose Bay Air Services of Goose Bay Newfoundland, this registration cancelled on 24 July 1985.  To St. Louis Aviation of St. Jean-Sur-Richelieu, PQ, this registration cancelled on 3 June 1986.  Registered to Nakina Outpost Camps & Air Services of Nakina, Ontario from 14 July 1986 to 14 June 1991.  With Harbour Air of Richmond, BC from 14 June 1991, their latest registration issued on 10 February 2004.  Reported with Vazar turboprop conversion, but Canadian registry records always indicate piston engined.  Also registered as HK-3050X in Columbia, dates not known.

 

last date: 9 December 1981 - Struck off, sold

9424

de Havilland Canada

 

Otter

 

 

 

DHC 3

407

 

 

 

 

first date: 9 December 1960 - Taken on strength

 

Operated in UN colours in New Guinea.  Used by auxiliary or reserve squadrons at RCAF/CFB Downsview, Ontario.  With No. 438 Squadron at CFB St. Hubert, PQ.  To US register as N3125S, registered to Kenmore Air Harbour of Seattle, Washington from 1988.  Converted to turboprop in 1992, but current US register shows it as piston powered.  (Online photos show turbine fitted, 2003 to 2015 at least.)  Current airworthiness expires in 2018.

 

last date: 8 July 1981 - Struck off, sold

9425

de Havilland Canada

 

Otter

 

 

 

DHC 3

408

 

 

 

 

first date: 5 January 1961 - Taken on strength

 

Delivers to No. 6 Repair Depot as a spare aircraft, stored at Dunnville, Ontario.  To No. 411 Squadron, RCAF Station Downsview, Ontario on 8 February 1962.  Also used by No. 400 Squadron at Downsview.  Damaged on 6 September 1963 when it over ran on landing on a small grass strip north of Toronto, striking trees.  Replaced by Otter 9413.  Back to storage at Dunnville, transferred "as is" to the BC government.  Registered as CF-BCG, to BC Department of Highways, on 4 June 1965.  Sold to Burrard Air of Port Moody, BC in February 1983.  To Red Baron Leasing of Anchorage, Alaska in July 1986, registered as N666SA.  Back to Canadian register as C-FBCG in April 1988, with Aerokon Aviation of Whitehorse, Yukon.  Crashed after loss of power on takeoff on 29 May 1990 at Pelly Crossing, Yukon.  Destroyed by post crash fire.

 

last date: 13 April 1965 - Struck off, to Crown Assets Disposal Corporation for sale

9426

de Havilland Canada

 

Otter

 

 

 

DHC 3

409

 

 

 

 

first date: 6 January 1961 - Taken on strength

 

Used by auxiliary or reserve squadrons at RCAF/CFB Downsview, Ontario.  Served with No. 401 (Auxiliary) Squadron at St. Hubert, PQ, from 1960s.  Used by No. 438 Squadron at CFB St. Hubert after Integration.  To US register, first as N3125U to Newcal Aviation.  Several subsequent owners.  Back to Canada 1996 to 1998, registered to Quality Aircraft Sales as C-FLDD.  Converted to turboprop.  Operated by Pantechnicon Aviation of Portland, Oregon, registered to them in 1999 as N409PA.  Collided with a Beaver of the same operator on 19 August 2002 near Ketchikan, Alaska, made emergency landing with no injuries.  Still registered in 2015.

 

last date: 9 December 1981 - Struck off, sold

9427

de Havilland Canada

 

Otter

 

 

 

DHC 3

410

 

 

 

 

first date: 6 January 1961 - Taken on strength

 

With No. 438 Squadron (Auxiliary) at RCAF Station St. Hubert, PQ in 1960s.  Category A crash while with this unit, on 13 February 1965.  Reported cut up at Oshawa, but apparently at least some parts survived.  Later became CF-VVY, registered to Northern Wings of Sept Isle, PQ in 1967.  Registered as C-FVVY to Propair of Rouyn-Noranda, PQ 1982 to 1989.  With Big River Air of Fort Smith, NWT in 1999.  Current owner in 2015 is Air Roberval Ltee of Roberval, PQ, registered to them on 28 November 2008.

 

last date: 19 May 1965 - Struck off


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