c/n 1353

C-GAQW at her Campbell River base.
Photos: John W. Olafson © May 2003
C-GAQW rounding the spit - returning from a charter.
Photos: Neil Aird © 15 October 2002
C-GAQW in different colours.
Photo: Andy Cline © 12 August 1993 - Michael J. Ody Collection
Photo: Larry Milberry © 10 August 1993 - Ruben Husberg Collection
C-GAQW getting attention on the Tyee Spit.
Photo: Brent Wallace © April 1991 - Kenneth I. Swartz Collection
C-GAQW slowing at Campbell River, BC.
Photo: Lenn Bayliss © June 1989
C-GAQW at her Spit parking spot.
Photo: John Kimberley © June 1986 - Aird Archives

c/n 1353

58-2023

C-GAQW

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58-2023 US Army # 1903. L-20 No. 904. Command A-16. Delivered 05-Jun-1959. Built as L-20A and re-designated U-6A in 1962.

C-GAQW Labrosse & Fils Aviation, Montreal, QC. Regd Apr-1975.

C-GAQW George Hart Ltd., Burns Lake, BC. Regd prior to Certificate of Airworthiness renewal dated 26-Mar-1973. Canx 23-May-1985.

C-GAQW Western Straits Air Services, Campbell River, BC. Canx 12-Dec-1985.

C-GAQW Airhart Leasing Ltd., Campbell River, BC. Regd 07-Apr-1986. Canx 24-Sep-1997.

C-GAQW MJM Air Ltd., Campbell River, BC. Regd 24-Sep-1997.

Accident: Off Quadra Island Nr Campbell River, BC. 28-Feb-2005. Aircraft was lost en route Campbell River Spit, on Vancouver Island to Frances Bay and Knight Inlet to the North east. Wreckage located 14-Jul-2005 off SE coast of Quadra Islands in 800 ft. of water and airframe salvaged No survivors; one found drowned; pilot and three others never located. Engine brought up later. No TSB report completed.

C-GAQW Canx and deleted 17-Oct-2005 (Aircraft had been missing for more than 3.5 months).

• Located by families and volunteers 14 July 2005. Salvaged off Quadra Island.

Photo: John Caswell © 29 July 2005

Status Unknown

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