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c/n 18
CF-OCA at Two Peck Lake, near Cochrane, Ontario.
Steel and timber for a fire tower and dock.
Photos: OMNR © 29 May 1956 10:15 and 15:20
CF-OCA loaded with lumber at Wade Lake.
Photos: OMNR © 02 June 1956 11:15

c/n 18



Entries preceded by dates are extracts from Department of Transport archives.

15-Sep-1948 test flown for Aeroplane Inspection Release Certificate by G.A. Neal.

15-Sep-1948 DHC advise Department of Transport that the owner of Beaver c/n 18 CF-OCA is Department of Lands & Forests.

27-Sep-1948 Certificate of Airworthiness #2935 issued.

27-Sep-1948 Certificate of Registration #7639 issued to Department of Lands & Forests, Toronto, ON.

• CF-OCA Province of Ontario Government, Department of Lands and Forests, Sault Ste. Marie, ON. Delivered 17-Sep-1948. Operated Circa 1948-1964.

29-Apr-1966 Application of registration by North Canada Air Ltd., Prince Albert, SK.

19-May-1966 Temporary registration and Flight Permit to ferry Sault Ste Marie, ON., to Prince Albert, SK.

17-Jun-1966 Certificate of Registration #38282 issued to North Canada Air Ltd.

• CF-OCA Norcanair / North Canada Air Ltd., Prince Albert, SK. Regd 17-Jun-1966.

Accident: Dillon SK, Peter Pond Lake, 20 mi. Northwest of Buffalo Narrows, Saskatchewan, 18-Jul-1969. Accident occurred whilst the aircraft was forest fire bombing. The aircraft was equipped with external roll tanks above the floats and following a drop its wing struck 80-100’ trees in a climb, crashed inverted and burned. Steven Ernest Hetherington and his passenger killed Apparently the aircraft had the reputation for being one of the finest performing Beavers of its day, capable of speeds well above average. Info supplied by Gord Bell, B.C. Forest Service Fire Protection Program, 24-Nov-2005.

Total time since new as recorded in Department of Transport archives.

17-Apr-1951   584 hours.

15-Apr-1952   880 hours.

31-Mar-1953   1,124 hours.

22-Apr-1954   1,510 hours.

18-Sep-1957   2,746 hours.

24-Sep-1958   3,016 hours.

21-Sep-1959   3,258 hours.

23-Sep-1960   3,599 hours.

18-Sep-1961   3,989 hours.

24-Aug-1962   4,190 hours.

22-Aug-1963   4,438 hours.

31-Aug-1964   4,638 hours.

17-Aug-1965   4,857 hours.

30-Jul-1966   5,225 hours.

31-Jul-1967   5,925 hours.

05-Aug-1968   6,810 hours.

• CF-OCA Canx by Transport Canada 18-Feb-1970.

• Fate Unknown •