c/n 1687TB55
N1543 delivered to Andrews Airways.
Photo: Dean Andrews © 10 July 2015 - via Fred Wallis
N1543 in final stages of completion at CYBL.
Photo: Dirk Septer © 22 May 2015
N6102Y gets her initial makeover at Victoria Aircraft Maintenance.
Photo: Neil Aird © 18 October 2002
N6102Y at Sydney, British Columbia
Photo: John Martindale © 04 August 2002
Photo: Dale Tiedman © February 2002
5Y-BNO of UNHCR, at Nairobi -Wilson, Kenya.
Photos: RedRipper24 © November 1998
C-FOEZ caught at Toronto International.
Photo: Peter Watson © April 1993
C-FOEZ of Wolverine Air prior to minor paint change.
Photo: John Kimberley © Spring 1990 - Ruben Husberg Collection
C-FOEZ on the Mackenzie River at Fort Simpson.
Photo: Unknown photographer © c. July 1986 - Aird Archives
Photo: Ian M. Macdonald © Summer 1986/87
C-FOEZ of Wolverine at Fort Nelson.
Photo: Gary Vincent © May 1986 - Aird Archives
Photo: Gary Vincent © April 1986
C-FOEZ of Ontario Provincial Police at Sioux Lookout.
Photo: John P. Stewart © 1978
CF-OEZ very new, at Toronto Island - CYTZ.
Photo: Alan Bushell © 1968

c/n 1687TB55

CF-OEZ • C-FOEZ • ET-AKK • 5N-BYO • N6102Y

N1543

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CF-OEZ Province of Ontario, Department of Lands and Forests, Sault Ste. Marie. ON. Delivered 16-Apr-1968. Canx prior to Cert of Airworthiness renewal dated 04-Mar-1973.

C-FOEZ & CF-OEZ Province of Ontario, Ministry of Natural Resources, Sault Ste. Marie, ON. Regd prior to Certificate of Airworthiness renewal dated 04-Mar-1973. Regn format changed prior to 30-Jun-1974.

C-FOEZ. Ontario Provincial Police. At time of accident noted below.

Accident: Nestor Falls, ON. 30-Sep-1976. The aircraft collided with a parked aircraft during the docking process. The pilot stated that the propeller did not go into reverse when selected. No injury reported.

C-FOEZ Wolverine Air Ltd., Fort Simpson, NT. Canx 25-Jul-1985.

C-FOEZ Wolverine Air (1988) Ltd., Fort Simpson, NT. Regd 27-Mar-1986. Canx 28-Feb-1989.

C-FOEZ Central Mountain Air Ltd., Smithers, BC. Regd 05-Aug-1992. Canx 11-Dec-1992.

C-FOEZ Viking Air, Sidney, BC. Based Victoria, BC Regd 11-Dec-1992. Canx 21-Apr-1993

C-FOEZ Mission Aviation Fellowship of Canada, Guelph, ON. Based Victoria, BC Regd 22-Apr-1993. Canx 21-Jul-1993 on export to Ethiopia.

ET-AKK Mission Aviation Fellowship, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. Canx Oct-1998.

5Y-BNO Mission Aviation Fellowship. Wilson, Nairobi, Kenya. Regd 13-Oct-1998. Canx 26-Apr-2000.

Note: Passed through Malta from Iraklion, Crete and onward to Jersey, Channel Islands on passage to USA 07 & 08-May-2001.

N6102Y Project Air Inc., Holland, MI. Regd 24-May-2000. Canx 24-Jul-2003.

N1543 Andrew Airways Inc., Kodiak, AK Regd 30-Mar-2004. Canx 26-Sep-2008

Accident: Hallo Bay. 65 ml NW of Kodiak AK. 22-May-2006. The commercial certificated pilot was departing a remote bay with five passengers in an amphibious float-equipped airplane on the return portion of a Title 14, CFR Part 135 sightseeing flight. The pilot began the takeoff run toward the north, with the wind from the north between 15 to 20 knots, and 4 to 6 foot sea swells. When the airplane had climbed to about 10 to 15 feet, the pilot said a wind shear was encountered, which pushed the airplane down. The airplane's floats struck a wave, missed about 4 to 5 swells, and then struck another wave, which produced a loud "bang." The company guide, seated in the right front seat, told the pilot that the right float assembly was broken and displaced upward. The airplane cleared a few additional swells, and then collided with the water. Both float assemblies were crushed upward, and the left float began flooding. The guide exited the airplane onto the right float, and made a distress call via a satellite telephone. All occupants donned a life preserver as the airplane began sinking. The pilot said that after about 15 minutes, the rising water level in the airplane necessitated an evacuation, and all occupants exited into the water, and held onto the right float as the airplane rolled left. The airplane remained floating from the right float, and was being moved away from shore by wind and wave action. The pilot said that one passenger was washed away from the float within about 5 minutes, and two more passengers followed shortly thereafter. Within about 5 minutes after entering the water, the pilot said he lost his grip on the float, and does not remember anything further until regaining consciousness in a hospital. He was told by medical staff that he had been severely hypothermic. U.S. Coast Guard aircraft were already airborne on a training mission, and diverted to rescue the occupants. About 1320, a C-130 flew overhead, and began dropping inflatable rafts. The company guide was the only one able to climb into a raft. When the helicopters arrived, they completed the rescue using a hoist and a rescue swimmer. The passengers reported that they also were unable to hold onto the airplane after entering the water, became unconscious, and were severely hypothermic upon reaching a hospital. The airplane was not equipped with a life raft, and was not required to be so equipped. Accident report ANC06LA059

N1543 Michael K. Schilling, Kenai, AK. Pending 02-Oct-2008. Regd 24-Oct-2008.

Note: Was on rebuild with Sealand at Campbell River since Oct-2008.

N1543 Andrews Airways Inc., Kodiak, AK. Re regd 22-Jun-2015.

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