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c/n 284

C-FHVT at her Whitewater Lake base, Azilda.
Photos: Neil Aird © 29 May 2006
C-FHVT in her natural environment.
Photo: Marg Watson Hyland © Sudbury Aviation
C-FHVT gets a check up at Omar's.
Photos: Neil Aird © 11 September 2003
C-FHVT high and dry.
Photo: © Rich Hulina
51-16506 at Great Falls, Montana being de-mobbed.
Photo: Erich Gandet © 21 July 1971

c/n 284

51-16506 • N5150G

C-FHVT

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51-16506 USAF #1098. L-20A No: 99. Command AF-1. Actual delivery date unrecorded but left paint shop 21-May-1952 and data plate shows 04-Jun-1952. Built as L-20A and re-designated U-6A in 1962. Later converted. to TU-6A.

Accident: Langley AFB. VA. 11-Jul-1952. Suffered category 2 damage, minor/medium, in a take off accident where it is reported to have struck 51-16503 when attached to the 2nd Liaison Flight of the 4430th Air Base Group. The pilot was Willard A. King.

51-16506 Stored at MASDC, Davis Monthan AFB, AZ.  Arrival date unknown but departed 25-Apl-1966

51-16506 Passed to the Fairchild Aircraft and Engine facility at St. Augustine, FL. Apl-1966

51-16506 Served with the USAF 606th Air Commando Squadron, Nakhan Phanom, Royal Thai AFB Thailand. Circa 1967

N5150G Civil Air Patrol Inc., Maxwell AFB, Montgomery, AB. Regd May-1971.

N5150G Emil H. Kindelberger Jr, Freedom, PA. Regd 31-Jul-1978. Canx 15-Mar-1990

C-FHVT Sudbury Aviation Ltd, Azilda (Whitewater Lake), ON. Regd 23-Aug-1990 & 13-Aug-2007. Canx 07-Aug-2014

Note Registration C-FHVT is shown on CCAR allocated to both c/n 284 and c/n 1098 when #1098 was its US military allocation.

Accident Kennedy Lake, ON approximately 30 west of Sudbury, ON 26-6-2014. A Sudbury Aviation de Havilland DHC-2 MK I (C-FHVT) was located in trees. Emergency locator transmitter (ELT) reports were received from other aircraft in vicinity.

The float-equipped de Havilland DHC-2 (operated by Sudbury Aviation, registration C-FHVT) was landing crosswind in the narrows at Kennedy Lake, located approximately 40 nm northwest of Sudbury ON. During the final approach over water, gusty wind conditions were encountered. Control of the aircraft was lost; the aircraft veered left colliding with rising terrain. The aircraft was destroyed, and the three occupants sustained minor injuries. TSB deployed two investigators.

• CADORS REPORT 2014O1398.

TSB Occurrence No: A14O0105.

Status unknown

USAF History

51-16506 was made available on 04-Jun-1952 and accepted on the same day by the 6600th Air Depot AMO (Air Material Overseas Unit), at Downsview, Ontario after which it was assigned to the Tactical Air Command. It was delivered to Langley AFB in Virginia on 10-Jun-1952 where it initially joined the 2nd Liaison Flight of the 4430th Air Base Group. Here it suffered category 2 damage, (minor/medium), in a takeoff accident where it is reported to have struck 51-16503. Then on 22-Jul-1952 it was attached to the 2nd Liaison Squadron. It remained with this unit until 18-Jun-1954 and then moved across the base to the 405th Fighter Bomber Wing until 23-Aug-1954 and again still at Langley to the 405th Operations Squadron for over two years until 17-Oct-1956 when the unit was re designated as the 4405th Operations Squadron. The aircraft continued at Langley returning to the 405th Fighter Bomber Wing until the 08-Oct-1957 and then the 836th Air Base Group until 19-Mar-1960.

A change of assignment to the Strategic Air Command found the aircraft with the 4347th Combat Crew Training Wing at McConnell AFB, Wichita, Kansas until 01-Jul-1960.

Emblem of the 4347th Combat Crew Training Wing

From here it moved to Lockbourne AFB, Columbus, OH and the 301st Medium Bombardment (BM) Wing. It stayed until 30-Dec-1962 after which it entered the Logistics Command facility at Hagerstown, Maryland operated by the Fairchild Aircraft Company. Its stay was short as it returned to active service again on 01-Mar-1963 with the SAC at Forbes AFB, Topeka, Kansas. It was later stored at MASDC, Davis Monthan AFB, Arizona. Its arrival date is unknown but departed 25-Apl-1966. It passed to the Fairchild Aircraft and Engine facility at St. Augustine, FL. Apl-1966 after which it re entered active service with the USAF 606th Air Commando Squadron, Nakhan Phanom, Royal Thai AFB Thailand. Circa 1967.

Its further history is to be researched.

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Occurrence Summary
Date Entered:2014-06-26

Narrative:

Trenton, ON joint rescue co-ordination centre (JRCC) advised of an aircraft accident at Kennedy Lake, ON approximately 30 west of Sudbury, ON (CYSB). A Sudbury Aviation de Havilland DHC-2 MK I (C-FHVT) was located in trees, only minor injuries reported. Emergency locator transmitter (ELT) reports were received from other aircraft in vicinity.
Occurrence Summary
Date Entered:
2014-07-03
Narrative:
UPDATE: TSB Report#A14O0105: The float-equipped de Havilland DHC-2 (operated by Sudbury Aviation, registration C-FHVT) was landing crosswind in the narrows at Kennedy Lake, located approximately 40 nm northwest of Sudbury ON. During the final approach over water, gusty wind conditions were encountered. Control of the aircraft was lost; the aircraft veered left colliding with rising terrain. The aircraft was destroyed, and the three occupants sustained minor injuries. TSB deployed two investigators.