c/n 269

N49443 at Vancouver.
Photo: Glen Etchells © June 1983
N37741 at Renton, same neat colours.
Photo: John Kimberley © July 1980
N37741 on the Renton - KRTN ramp.
Photo: Unknown photographer © Summer 1979 - Ruben Husberg Collecton
N37741 getting some work done at Renton.
Photo: Unknown photographer © April 1979 - Aird Archives
51-16801 with unusal code markings.
Photo: Unknown photographer © - Erik Frikke Collection (tinted by Neil Aird)

c/n 269

51-16801 • N37441 • C-GSMX • N49443

N3129S

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51-16801 US Army #1083. L-20A No: 84. Command A-2. Delivered 30-May-1952. Built as L-20A and Re-designated U-6A in 1962.

51-16801 For sale @ Coleman Barracks, Mannheim – Sandhofen, Germany. Seen 28-Aug-1972.

Note: Total time 4,900hrs.

No Regn Bought by B-M Aviation Ltd., Lachute, QC. 01-Apr-1973. (One of the 64 US Army U-6As purchased in Germany in March 1973 by Laurentian Air Services and sold off individually by B-M. Aviation from a bonded compound at Lachute, QC).

N37741 Kenmore Air Harbour, Seattle, WA.

N37741 Dean Carroll, Anchorage, AK. Purchased in an “as is” condition.

N37741 Alaska Travel Air Inc., Anchorage, AK. Circa 1975 – 1978.

Accident. Whittier, AK. 13-Sep-1978. Aircraft flew into blind canyon in adverse weather conditions and crashed into ground in controlled flight. Aircraft substantially damaged. Pilot and five passengers killed. ANC78FA078.

N37741 Harold J. Hanson, Seattle, WA. Regd Dec-1978.

Entries preceded by date are from Transport of Canada Archive data.

14-Mar-1979 Weight & Balance completed for s/n 269 N37741 by Harold J. Hansen, Seattle, WA.

21-Jul-1980 Lease Agreement; Harold J. Hansen, Seattle, WA., to Hyack Air Ltd., New Westminster, BC,  21-Jul-1980 - open-ended.

24-Jul-1980 Harold Hansen requests to FAA to cancel registration of N37741.

25-Jul-1980 Allotment of registration C-GMSX to DHC-2 s/n 269 for Hyack Air Ltd., BC.

25-Jul-1980 Application for Certificate of Registration by Hyack Air Ltd.

C-GMSX Imported to Canada & regd 25-Jul-1980.

25-Jul-1980 Application for Certificate of Registration by Hyack Air Ltd.

25-Jul-1980 Provisional Certificate of Registration and Certificate of Airworthiness for test flights within 25 mile radius of Vancouver International Airport.

C-GMSX Leased to Hyack Air Ltd., New Westminster, BC.

28-Jul-1980 Certificate of Airworthiness issued.

28-Jul-1980 Certificate of Registration issued to Hyack Air Ltd., New Westminster, BC (under lease from Harold J. Jansen).

03-Jun-1981 Certificate of Transfer of Ownership; Hyack Air Ltd., to Burrard Air Ltd.

03-Jun-1981 Lease Agreement; Harold Hansen to Burrard Air Ltd., 12 months.

03-Jun-1981 Application for Certificate of Registration by Burrard Air.

05-Jun-1981 Certificate of Registration issued to Burrard Air Ltd., Port Moody, BC. (under lease from Harold J. Hansen).

C-GMSX Burrard Air Ltd., Port Moody, BC. Leased 1981.

03-Jun-1982 Lease to Burrard Air expired.

25-Jun-1982 Burrard Air advises Department of Transport that C-GMSX to be returned to USA (Alaska) as N49443.

02-Jul-1982 Cancelled CCAR.

C-GMSX. Canx on export 07-Jul-1982.

Total Hours since new as recorded by Department of Transport in Canada.

25-Jul-1980   5,973 hours.

08-Jul-1981   6,216 hours.

N49443 Jul-1982 Details unknown.

Note Shawano Conversion in 1983.

N3129S Alaska North Flying Service. Anchorage, AK. Date unknown.

N3129S Peter B. Iverson, Eric H. Akola, Robert J. Forkas, Robert H. Franz & Helmer Directional Drilling Inc., Anchorage, AK. Regd 05-May-1983.

Accident. Iliamna, AK. 20-Aug-1983. During a low level caribou spotting flight, the aircraft got into a downdraft (300ft) and collided with hilly terrain. Pilot and one passenger sustained serious injury. Three passengers received minor injuries. ANC83LA151.

N3129S Canx “administratively” 15-May-1984.

Fate unknown - Presume scrapped

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