C-FZYE sitting out impending hailstorm at Balmertown.
Photo: David Brown © 31 August 2013
C-FZYE at Showalter's Ear Falls base.
Photo: Tom Singfield © August 2007 - Aird Archives
C-FZYE a long way from Chile in Northern Ontario.
Photo: Herb Neufeld ©
C-FZYE with Wilderness sister ship C-FJOF (1053).
Photo: Michael Fortin © 1998
Photos: Rich Hulina © 1997
CF-ZYE with replacement wings fitted.
Photo: Din Fynn © September 1972
905 of the Fuerza Aérea de Chile
Photo: Rodrigo Santa-Maria Izequierdo ©  


FAC-905 • N11252 • CF-ZYE



FAC-905 Chilean Air Force / Fuerza Aérea de Chile. Delivered 21-Oct-1952. Used by the Grupo de Aviacion 10.

N11252 Ferrer Aviation Inc., Miami, FL. Regd 17-Jul-1962. Canx 16-Mar-1971.

Accident: Ludington, MI. 21-Mar-1971. During a ferry flight between Limo, Ohio and Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario the pilot decided to undertake a precautionary landing at Ludlington because of adverse weather conditions; aircraft ground looped on landing roll because of snow on runway. Minor damage to aircraft. Pilot and passenger uninjured.

CF-ZYE Air Dale Ltd., Sault Ste. Marie, ON. Regd May-1971. Canx prior to renewal of C of A dated 08-May-1976.

Accident: Gerry Lake, 55 miles SE of Chapleau. ON. 09-Sep-1972. The aircraft was landed long on the lake and ran up onto a sandy beach and struck trees. Pilot and three passengers uninjured. Substantial damage to the aircraft. Photos of accident site and recovery by Don Fynn - scroll down.*

C-FZYE Chapleau Air Services Ltd., Chapleau, ON. Regd prior to Certificate of Airworthiness renewal dated 08-May-1976 and 08-Aug-1988. Canx 12-Apr-1995.

Accident: Shunsby Lake, ON. 27-May-1976. The aircraft overran the lake on landing and collided with trees at the end of the lake. Substantial damage caused to the aircraft. Pilot and four passengers uninjured.

Accident: Unegam Lake, ON. 24-Jul-1992. One person suffered fatal injuries and three persons sustained serious injuries. The aircraft was found inverted in water after engine failure. Aircraft suffered substantial damage.

C-FZYE Wilderness Air Ltd., Vermilion Bay, ON. Regd 30-Apr-1996 & 30-Apr-1996. Regd 27-Mar-2007. Canx 13-Apr-2007.

C-FZYE Showalters Fly In Service (1987) Ltd., Ear Falls, ON. Regd 13-Apr-2007.



Accident site at Shunsby Lake, Ontario. 27 May 1976. Photos of aircraft and rcovery by Don Fynn. More photos coming shortly.