• Allotment of registrations CF-EYL to CF-EYZ to de Havilland Aircraft Company of Canada Ltd 29-Apr-1952.
Entries preceded by dates are extracts of Department of Transport files in Archive Canada records.
16-Mar-1953 Application of Certificate of Registration by BC Yukon Air Service Ltd., Watson Lake, YT.
01-Apr-1953 Entered on the Register of Canada.
01-Apr-1953 Test flown for Aircraft Inspection Release Certificate by G. A. Neal.
09-Apr-1953 de Havilland Aircraft of Canada advise Department of Transport that owner of DHC-2 s/n 484 CF-EYS will be BC Yukon Air Service.
17-Jun-1953 Certificate of Registration #12012 issued to BC Yukon Air Service Ltd, Watson Lake, YT.
17-Jun-1953 Certificate of Airworthiness #4022 issued.
• CF-EYS BC Yukon Air Services Ltd., Watson Lake, YT. Delivered 08-May-1953. Regd 17-Jun-1953
Accident: Swimming Point, NT Lat 69°00’N Long 134°00’W. 19-Aug-1956. Crashed and damaged in take-off accident departing from unprepared strip to Smidgi Lake NT while on a Dewline support flight and suffered substantial damage Pilot George A. Kent. Aircraft declared a possible write off. (See photo on file).
18-Dec-1956 Application for Certificate of Registration by Aircraft Sales Ltd., Vancouver, BC.
18-Dec-1956 Certificate of Registration #16717 issue to Vancouver Aircraft Sales Ltd, Vancouver BC.
• CF-EYS Vancouver Aircraft Sales Ltd, Vancouver BC. 18-Dec-1956.
21-Dec-1961 Certificate of Registration #26831 issued to Pacific Western Airlines Ltd., Vancouve, BC..
• CF-EYS Leased to Pacific Western Airlines Ltd., Vancouver, BC. 21-Dec-1956.
Accident: Ketchikan, AK. 29-Oct-1960. The pilot attempted to take off from Ketchikan Channel in a severe crosswind when a sudden gust lifted the aircraft onto the right wing. The pilot attempted to recover the aircraft but it rolled onto its back and capsized into the channel. The pilot and six passengers suffered minor injuries. Damage unrecorded.
15-Jun-1967 Application for Certificate of Registration by West Coast Air Services Ltd., Vancouver BC
15-Jun-1967 Certificate of Registration #43630 issued to West Coast Air Services Ltd., Vancouver BC.
• CF-EYS West Coast Air Services Ltd., Vancouver, BC. Regd 15-Jun-1967
07-Apr-1970 Application for Certificate of Registration by Alert Bay Air Services Ltd, Campbell River BC.
20-Apr-1970 Certificate of Registration issued to Alert Bay Air Services Ltd., Campbell River, BC.
• CF-EYS Alert Bay Air Services, Campbell River, BC.
Accident: Crashed Alert Bay, BC. 29-Apr-1972. The aircraft was being test flown after a major overhaul. The aircraft rolled to the left on takeoff. The aircraft left wing dug into water and struck the water in a nose low attitude. The pilot was picked up by a passing fishing boat. Subsequent inspection found that the aileron controls had been reversed.
Accident: Wallace Bay, Cousins Inlet, BC. 15-Dec-1978. Written off en route Bella Bella to Ocean Falls. Hit water while flying low in snow shower & nosed over. Pilot Kerry Widsten. (CF-EYS was leased to Gulf Air). Pete Killin reports that the aircraft crashed at the entrance to Ocean Falls and sank.
• CF-EYS Canx on CCAR 25-Jun-1985.