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C-GJZE visits Sealand on the Tyee Spit.
Photo: John Caswell © 05 April 2011
C-GJZE at Sealand, almost ready to go.
Photo: Dirk Septer © 26 August 2010
C-GJZE makes a trip down to Campbell River.
Photo: John Caswell © 05 August 2005
C-GJZE at Coal Harbour.
Photo: Marcel Fluet-Lecerf © 24 June 2005 - Aird Archives
C-GJZE at Coal Harbour base, Vancouver Island.
Photos: Levi Darnell © September 2004
Photo: Reynold P. Camilleri ©  July 2003
C-GJZE of ORCA AIR chillin' at Vancouver South.
Photo: John Kimberley © March 1993 - Aird Archives
C-GJZE red and blue lower lines have gone!
Photo: Glen Etchells © September 1992
Photo: Geoff McDonell © September 1992 - Aird Archives
Photo: John Kimberley © September 1992 - Aird Archives
C-GJZE getting titles and some additional work.
Photo: John Kimberley © May 1992 - Aird Archives
C-GJZE awaiting title application.
Photo: John Kimberley © March 1992 - Aird Archives
C-GJZE at Prince Rupert, British Columbia.
Photo: Fred Barnes © 07 June 1990

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57-6169 • N7743B • 57-6169 • N87780

C-GJZE

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57-6169 US Army # 1840. L-20 No. 841. Command A-14. Delivered 06-Nov-1958. Built as L-20A and re-designated U-6A in 1962.

N7743B (2) No details.

57-6169 Stored at MASDC., Davis Monthan AFB, AZ. 04-Feb-1972 to 28-Feb-1975. Inventory code HS081.

N87780 Washoe County Civil Defence Disaster Agency, Reno, NV. Regd Mar-1975. Left register 17-Dec-1981.

C-GJZE Imported into Canada. Regd Jul-1980.

C-GJZE James K. Olson, Wollaston Lake, SK. On CCAR at May-1981. Canx 23-Sep-1982 and 11-Jul-1983.

C-GJZE Buffalo Narrows Airways Ltd., Buffalo Narrows, SK. Canx 18-Oct-1984 and 19-Dec-1985.

C-GJZE Carl P. Ryharchuk, Saskatoon, SK. Canx 20-Aug-1986.

C-GJZE Jim Pattinson Industries, Vancouver, BC. Based Prince Rupert, BC.. Regd 01-Jun-1988.

C-GJZE Trans-Provincial Airlines, Prince Rupert, BC. Regd 18-Dec-1990. Canx 21-Mar-1991. Regd 21-Mar-1991. Canx 30-Jun-1992.

C-GJZE Waglisla Air Inc., Prince Rupert, BC.  Regd 30-Jun-1992.

C-GJZE Orca Air (1987) Ltd., Port McNeill, BC. Regd 05-Nov-1992. Canx 25-Feb-1993.

C-GJZE CBE Construction, Coal Harbour BC. Regd 25-Feb-1993 and 25-Aug-2005.

Accident: Rivers Inlet, BC. 20-May-2010. The aircraft was landing at Rivers Inlet, BC, after a flight from Coal Harbour, BC. When the aircraft was about 5ft above the water, a gust of wind caused the right wing tip and the right float to touch the water; the aircraft cartwheeled and overturned. The pilot, who was the sole occupant on board the aircraft, was not injured. He exited from the aircraft and remained on a float until rescued. The substantially damaged aircraft was towed towards the River Inlet dock but sank in 160ft of water. The emergency locator transmitter(ELT) was not activated, but the tracking system alerted the operator’s dispatch. The pilot was wearing both a shoulder harness and a life jacket.TSB File A10P0133.

Note: Aircraft recovered and rebuilt by Sealand Aviation Ltd., Campbell River, BC during summer 2010.

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