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c/n 196

CF-CGX on Lac Canatiche, at Mile 78 on Québec North Shore & Labrador Railway.
Photo: Lloyd Court © c.1972 - via Jim Court

c/n 196




Certificate of Airworthiness #3486 issued 24-Apr-1952

CF-GCX Maritime Central Air Ltd., Moncton, NB. Certificate of registration issued 24-Apr-1952. Delivered 28-Apr-1952.

CF-GCX Boreal Airways, St-Félicien, QC .Certificate of registration #13744 issued 04-May-1955.

Note: Boreal was a subsidiary of MCA and with Mont Laurier A/L formed Nordair in 1957.

CF-GCX Wheeler Northland Airways Ltd., St. Jean, QC. Circa 1967 until canx prior to Certificate of Airworthiness renewal dated 25-Nov-1972.

CF-GCX Northern Wings Ltd., Sept Îles, QC. Regd prior to Certificate of Airworthiness renewal dated 25-Nov-1972.

Note. Photo of an accident on ice on skis taken at Mignan on Denis Simard’s page on

CF-GCX & C-FGCX Air Fecteau Ltée., Senneterre, QC. Regd prior to Certificate of Airworthiness renewal 26-Feb-1978. On CCAR for May-1981.

C-FGCX Propair Inc., Chibougamau, QC, Regd 04-May-1982.

Accident: Mignan, QC. 26-Mar-1983. On takeoff from airport. Suffered substantial damage.

C-FGCX Deleted as destroyed by fire 27-Nov-1990.

Fate Unknown

Accident report: A82Q0015

On the take-off roll, the pilot used right rudder and brake to counteract the 90 degree crosswind from the left.  As the tail came up at about 40 MPH, the aircraft swung 45 degrees to the left. Unable to bring the aircraft back onto the runway heading, he selected flap to the “take off” position and attempted to clear the hard packed snowbank to the side of the runway by pulling back sharply on the control column. The right main wheel and ski struck the snowbank and were torn off; the aircraft came to rest on its belly and right wing tip.