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c/n 984

CF-ODS at Campbell River.
Photo: John Kimberley © August 1976 - Aird Archives
CF-ODS at Saulte Ste Marie OMNR base.
Photo: Dave Hilchie © August 1967 
CF-ODS at Toronto Island seaplane dock.
Photo: Sheldon D. Benner © August 1968 - Michael J. Ody Collection

c/n 984

CF-ODS

C-FODS

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Entries preceded by a date are from Department of Transport files held by Archive Canada.

13-Apr-1956 Application for Certificate of Registration by Department of Lands & Forests.

04-Oct-1956 Certificate of Airworthiness #5822 issued.

05-Oct-1956 de Havilland Aircraft of Canada advise Department of Transport DHC-2 msn 984 CF-ODS owned by Department of Lands & Forests.

09-Oct-1956 Certificate of Registration #16526 issued to Department of Lands & Forests, Toronto, ON.

CF-ODS Province of ON, Ministry of Natural Resources, Dept of Lands & Forests Sault Ste. Marie, ON. Delivered 16-Oct-1956.

26-Mar-1969 Bill of Sale; ON Department of Lands & Forests to Nova Scotia Department of Lands & Forests, $42,000.

16-Apr-1969 Application for Certificate of Registration by Province of Nova Scotia, Department of Lands & Forests.

16-Apr-1969 Certificate of Registration issued to Province of Nova Scotia, Department of Lands & Forests, Waverly, NS.

CF-ODS Province of Nova Scotia, Department of Lands & Forests. Halifax, NS. Regd 16-Apr-1969.

06-Jul-1978 Certificate of Registration issued to Adam James Robinson, dba Route of the Haida Freightways, Campbell River ,BC

CF-ODS Adam James Robinson, dba Route of the Haida Freightways, Campbell River, BC. 06-Jul-1978.

12-Jul-1978 Bill of Sale; Adam James Robinson to Douglas C.T. Coupland, West Vancouver, BC.

CF-ODS Douglas C.T. Coupland, West Vancouver, BC. Jul-1978.

28-Jul-1978 Application for Certificate of Registration by Kluane Wilderness Lodge, Whitehorse, YT., on lease from Douglas Coupland.

CF-ODS Kluane Wilderness Lodge, Whitehorse, YT. Regd Jul-1978.

24-Nov-1978 Application for Certificate of Registration by Douglas C.T. Coupland, West Vancouver , BC.(Kluane  Lodge had returned aircraft in Sep-1978).

24-Nov-1978 Certificate of Registration issued to Douglas C.T. Coupland, West Vancouver , BC,

CF-ODS Douglas C.T. Coupland, West Vancouver, BC Regd 24-Nov-1978.

06-Mar-1979 Lease Agreement; D.C.T. Coupland to Gulf-Air Aviation Ltd.

27-Mar-1979 Application for Certificate of Registration by Gulf-Air Aviation Ltd., Campbell River , BC.

06-Apr-1979 Certificate of Registration issued to Gulf-Air Aviation Ltd.,, Campbell River  under lease from Douglas C.T. Coupland.

C-FODS Gulf Air Aviation Ltd., Campbell River, BC. Regd 06-Apr-1979

Accident: Shoal Harbour, BC, 50.48N, 126.30W. 06-Sep-1979. The aircraft, with pilot and five passengers on board was being flown from Shoal Harbour to Campbell River. The flight was the scheduled service operated daily from Campbell River with several stops along the coast and returning to Campbell River. On arrival at Shoal Harbour dock area, the aircraft was docked and one passenger got on board. The aircraft taxied out for departure. The take-off was from the harbour in a south easterly direction. Shortly after the lift-off from the water, and at a height of 100 ft, the aircraft made a 180 deg turn to the left and dived into the ground at an angle of 30 deg. The crash site was just inside the tree line and approximately 50 ft from the water’s edge. The plane exploded on impact and burned. One passenger walked out from the wreckage seconds after the crash but died in hospital at Vancouver the same day. There were therefore no survivors. As far as could be determined the aircraft was serviceable prior to impact. The cause of the accident is undetermined.

C-FODS Cancelled on CCAR 23-Apr-1981.

Total time since new as shown on Department of Transport archive files

06-Sep-1957   49 hours

02-Sep-1958   135 hours

06-Aug-1959   206 hours

03-Aug-1960   280 hours

04-Aug-1961   360 hours

07-Aug-1962   591 hours

07-Aug-1963   735 hours

20-Aug-1964   834 hours

     09-Aug-1965   1,054 hours

(Only 1,000 hours in nine years!)

15-Aug-1966   1,465 hours

08-Aug-1967   1,747 hours

19-Aug-1968   2,038 hours

17-Jul-1969   2,205 hours

14-Jun-1970   2,292 hours

25-Jun-1971   2,352 hours

03-Jun-1972   2,457 hours

08-Jun-1973   2,532 hours

14-Jun-1974   2,684 hours

03-Jun-1975   2,873 hours

 07-Jul-1976   3,147 hours

(Only 3,000 hours in 20 years!)

12-Jul-1977   3,231 hours

10-Jun-1978   3,309 hours

14-Jun-1979   3,463 hours

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