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N843TT at Campbell River on a rainy day.
Photos: Neil Aird © 06 June 2007
N843TT at Sealand, almost ready to go.
Photo: John Caswell © 16 October 2006
N3791G with Wien Consolidated in Alaska.
Photo: Fred Whaley © - Anchorage Museum of History and Art - Library Archives
N3791G in colour, location is Kulik Lodge, Katmai National Park.
Photo: Unkinown photographer © Date unknown - via Trevor Kildow
Photo: Leo J. Kohn © Date unknown - Ian M. Macdonald Collection - Aird Archives
51-16814 in her Army markings at Phoenix.
Photo: Unknown photographer © February 1958 - Dennis Newell Collection


51-16814 • N3791G • CF-ABA • (C-GGXH) •



Note: Left paint shop 27-Jun-1952. Delivered 29-Jul-1952.

51-16814 US Army #1127. L-20A No: 128. Command A-2. Delivered 29-Jul-1952.

51-16814 Signal Corps Army Aviation Centre.

N3791G Wien Alaska (Consolidated) Airlines Inc., Fairbanks, AK. Circa 1960 – 1967.

Accident: Savoonga, AK. 02-Apr-1963. Substantial damage to aircraft. Engine failure associated with fuel contamination caused a forced landing on land. Aircraft ran in to ice bank and was substantially damaged. Pilot and one passenger uninjured. ANC63A0068.

N3791G Leased from S. L. Stealey in 1964. Operator unknown.

Accident: Arctic Village, AK. 15-Nov-1965. Scheduled domestic cargo service. Substantial damage following hard landing when pilot misused or failed to use flaps. Pilot uninjured.ANC66A0020.

Entries preceded by date are from Canadian Department of Transport Archives.

23-Apr-1969 Vancouver Department of Transport request registration CF-ABA for Alert Bay Air Services DHC-2 c/n  315.

02-Jun-1969 Application for registration by Alert Bay Air Services Ltd, DHC-2 c/n 315.

11-Jun-1969 Certificate of Airworthiness issued.

12-Jun-1969 Certificate of Registration issued to Alert Bay Air Services Ltd, Alert Bay, BC.

CF-ABA Alert Bay Air Services Ltd., Campbell River, BC. Regd Jun-1969.

Accident: South side of Mount Kennedy, Knight Inlet, BC. 50°48’N 128°33’W 28-Mar-1970. While searching mountainous terrain for a missing aircraft, the pilot entered a narrow mountain valley at low altitude. While attempting to round to come back out of it the aircraft struck a tall tree while in a 60° bank to the left. and crashed in flames and burned. Four Persons sustained fatal injuries.

Total time: 6,300 hours at 11-Jun-1969.

CF-ABA Canx on CCAR 11-Jun-1969.

C-GGXH William Alder, Merville, BC. Regd 10-Jan-2001. Canx & deleted on export to USA 27-Oct-2006.

Note Total time at Jan-2001 7,000 hours.

Rebuild at Sealand Aviation Ltd., Campbell River, BC between May-2005 & Jan-2007. However Transport Canada, despite lengthy “discussions”, would not recognise the rebuild as c/n 315 as the original data plate was not recovered from the accident site following the accident in 1970. The rebuilt aircraft was sold to TM Aviation Enterprises LLC., McKinney, TX (Possibly Tim Thompson), who said he was unconcerned regarding the lack of data plate but he then had a similar problem with the FAA when he tried to register c/n 315.

Sealand then sold the wreckage of c/n 508 to the same person following (an un-reported amphib / wheels up accident). Parts of c/n were added to c/n 508 which was  successfully registered.

N843TT TM Aviation Enterprises LLC, McKinney, TX. Request for registration 20-Nov-2006 but not allowed by FAA. De registered 22-Nov-2011.

Airworthiness date 24-Feb-2011.

Used in rebuild of c/n 508