• CF-OPD Province of Ontario, Department of Lands and Forests. Sault Ste. Marie, ON. Delivered 08-May-1968. Canx prior to Certificate of Airworthiness renewal dated 05-Apr-1973.
• CF-OPD & C-FOPD Province of Ontario, Ministry of Natural Resources, Aviation Section, Sault Ste. Marie, ON. Regd prior to Certificate of Airworthiness renewal dated 05-Apr-1973. Regn format changed prior to 30-Jun-1974. Re regd 26-Feb-1992. Canx 29-Jan-1996.
Accident: Deep Lake, ON Lat 47.14N. Long 80.27W. 05-Jun-1979. The propeller struck a disembarking passenger on the right arm, causing serious injury, as he jumped into shallow water to wade ashore. Although the pilot had warned the passenger before he disembarked to “Watch the prop”, the passenger was distracted as he walked along the left float to get closer to shore before jumping
• C-FOPD Ontario Provincial Police. 28-Nov-1998..
• C-FOPD Randy R. Daoust, St. Albert, AB. Regd 30-Jan-1996. Canx 28-Jan-1998 on export to USA
• N258PA Pantechnicon Aviation Ltd., Ketchikan, AK/Portland, OR. Regd 06-Feb-1998
Airworthiness date: 23-Mar-1998. Category – Normal.
N258PA Clemente Motor Inc., Wilmington, DE. Regd 29-Dec-2003.
Incident: Wabush, NL. 01-Aug-2004. The aircraft reported on final Runway 01 in Wabush with a strong crosswind. The aircraft ground looped, striking a propeller and veered off the west edge of the runway. N126MC Maule M7 who was travelling with N258PA conducted a low pass to investigate the the incident proceeded to land on taxiway Bravo at Wabush Airport. 2004A0559.
Accident: Plattsburgh International Airport, NY. 12-Apr 2009. The pilot, seated in the left seat, was performing touch-and-go practice in the tailwheel-equipped airplane and had just performed a short-field landing and takeoff. Upon landing again, the pilot began to apply braking to the airplane. The owner/pilot-rated passenger, seated in the right seat, felt the "tail coming off the ground" and applied full back pressure on the control column. As the owner informed the pilot to "get off the brakes," the pilot applied more toe brake pressure, causing the tail of the airplane to rise and the propeller to strike the runway. Post accident examination of the airplane revealed that the right wing aft attachment point was fractured. Metallurgical examination revealed that the right wing failed in forward bending due to an overstress event; the most likely source of the overstress was the propeller strike. NTSB report ERA09LA244.
Total time: 15,000 hours at Apr-2009.
Note: Baron STOL wingset.