C-GVHT at Campbell River, one week before her tragic demise.
Photos: Adrian Gee © August 2001
C-GVHT at Campbell River, BC.
Photo: Lenn Bayliss © June 1989
C-GVHT socked in.
Photo: Dirk Septer Collection © 09 August 1985
C-GVHT of Air Dogrib at Yellowknife.
Photo: Ian Macdonald © circa 1983
51-16797 at Hanau, Germany.
Photo: Dave Hedge © 29 May 1971 - Aird Archives
51-16797 at London / Gatwick - EGKK.
Photo: Peter Keating © 1960's - Aird Archives - aflyinghistory.com
A selection from Garry Cline of 51-16797 while she was based at Katterbach near Ansbach, Germany.
At a local air show in 1964.
51-16797 visits Bordeaux, France.
Photos: Larry Nix and Garry Cline © 1964-1965





51-16797 US Army #1073. L-20A No: 74. Command A-2. Delivered 30-May-1952. W.f.u. Feb-1974. Built as L-20A and re-designated U-6A in 1962.

51-16797 Served with 210th Field Artillery Group, 7th Army, Annsbach, Germany.

51-16797 Served with 24th Infantry Division, Artillery Aviation Section.

51-16797 For sale @ Coleman Barracks, Mannheim – Sandhofen, Germany. Feb-1973.

Total time: 4,743 hours

No regn Imported by B-M Aviation, Lachute, QC. Apr-1973.

C-GVHT Steinwands Transport Ltd. Rae, NT. Regd prior to Certificate of Airworthiness renewal dated 19-Jun-1979. On CCAR at May-1981. Canx date currently unknown.

C-GVHT Air Dogrib, Rae, NT. Circa 1983.

C-GVHT Steinwands Transport Ltd., Rae, NT. Regd 11-Jul-1985. Canx 11-Jul-1985.

C-GVHT Wahkash Contracting Ltd., Campbell River, BC. Canx 10-Dec-1987.

C-GVHT Rush Air Ltd., Campbell River, BC. Regd 10-Dec-1987. Canx 07-Mar-1988.

C-GVHT Wahkash Contracting Ltd., Campbell River, BC. Regd 07-Mar-1988.

Accident: 4 mi. NE Mackenzie Lake, 40mi North of Port Hardy, BC. 13-Aug-2001. A de Havilland DHC-2 Beaver floatplane, C-GVHT (serial number 257), took off from Campbell River, British Columbia, at 15:30 Pacific daylight time, with a pilot and four passengers on board. The aircraft was on a visual flight rules flight to a logging camp on Mackenzie Sound, 76 nautical miles northwest of Campbell River, and was scheduled to arrive at 17:00. When the aircraft arrived over the Mackenzie logging camp, the pilot informed ground personnel by radio that he was overhead at 2,800 feet, between cloud layers with no place to descend, and that because of unfavourable weather conditions, he was returning, presumably to Campbell River. The aircraft then flew to a clear area north of the camp and entered the Frederic Creek valley. When company ground personnel could not contact the aircraft by radio, they began a ground search, later followed by an aerial search. The searches were hampered by poor weather. The aircraft wreckage was found three days later, about four nautical miles northeast of the camp. The accident occurred at 17:06 in daylight conditions. All occupants were fatally injured, and the aircraft was destroyed. The emergency locator transmitter was destroyed on impact and did not transmit a signal. No fire occurred. Accident Report A01P0194.

C-GVHT Canx 08-Mar-2002 as destroyed.

Total time: 11,325 hours.

Part of fuselage remained at Sedro Woolley, WA., in 2008

Her remains were at Sedro Woolley, Washington.
Photo: John Racey © © 2008