c/n 986

C-FJFE not sure how active this aircraft has been?
Photo: Kenneth I. Swartz © 07 October 2014
C-FJFE bedded down for yet another winter.
Photo: Nick Jackson © 24 November 2011
C-FJFE snowbound without skis.
Photo: © Rich Hulina
C-FJFE enjoying summer this time.
Photo: Mark Merry © Aird Archives
C-FJFE in an earlier summer.
Photo: Sheldon D. Benner © August 1978 - Michael J. Ody Collection
CF-JFE displaying skis at Downsview.
Photo: Bombardier - de Havilland Canada  ©  DHC4397_4398_1056

c/n 986

CF-JFE

C-FJFE

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CF-JFE Abbott Industries Ltd.,  Montréal, QC. Delivered 19-Oct-1956.

CF-JFE Ontario Northern Airways Ltd., Jellicoe, ON. Circa 1964 until canx prior to Certificate of Airworthiness renewal dated 27-May-1977.

Accident: Roland Lake, ON, near Jellicoe, ON. Lat 49.50N. Long 87.35W. 28-Oct-1968. Unknown to the pilot the passenger left his seat and stepped onto the right float, lost his footing and fell into the water. Due to the cold water, freezing temperatures and the passengers heavy clothing he drowned before he could be reached.

C-FJFE Austin Airways, Timmins. ON. Ca 1977. Regn format changed prior to 31-Dec-1976

C-FJFE Sports Air Ltd., Chapleau, ON. Regd prior to Certificate of Airworthiness renewal dated 27-May-1977. Canx prior to Certificate of Airworthiness renewal dated 27-May-1978.

C-FJFE Chapleau Air Services Ltd., Chapleau, ON. Regd prior to Certificate of Airworthiness renewal dated 27-May-1978. Canx date currently unknown.

C-FJFE Sports Air Ltd., Chapleau, ON. Regn date currently unknown. On CCAR at May-1981. Canx 27-May-1982.

C-FJFE Chapleau Air Services Ltd., Chapleau, ON. Regd 10-May-1983. Canx 10-May-2005.

Status Unknown

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A note from Kurt Ariano. Thanks Kurt.

 I was looking at the history of CF-JFE serial #986.A bit of information about an incident it had. In the winter of 1973 - 1974 the aircraft was leased by the original Slate Falls Airways in Sioux Lookout for the winter ski season.    

In January or February a pilot named Clifford Bob was departing the Sioux lookout Airport off the top strip. He was taking off in an easterly direction. Cliff hadn't gotten very far when the engine failed. He dead sticked the Beaver into a smalllake without any damage. The engine required replacement.   The lake was to small for theBeaver to take off from.   (very small). 

The Slate Falls maintenance department headed by Brian Maxwelland Bill Uren went in and removed the wings and horizontal stab.They had a tractor pull the aircraft out of the bush to what we calledthe north road. There JFE was towed on wheels to the Slate Fallshangar back in Sioux for an engine change and reassembly. Back then JFE was pretty much an all polished aircraft with very littlepaint at all on the aircraft. 

Kurt Ariano      

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