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C-GAHQ at Great Whale the day before tragic accident.
Photo: Serge Gilbert © 01 August 1988





51-16849 US Army #1216. L-20 No: 217. Command AF-3. Delivered 04-Dec-1952. Built as L-20A and re-designated U-6A in 1962. Withdrawn from use 29-May-1979.

C-GAHQ Imported & Regd Nov-1979.

C-GAHQ Bellevue Air Services, Saint-Félicien, QC. On CCAR at May-1981.

C-GAHQ Air Saguenay (1980) Inc., Chicoutimi, QC. Regd 27-Aug-1985.

Accident: Near Poste-de-la-Baleine. QC.  02-Aug-1988. Wreckage of overdue aircraft found 80 nms N of Lac Guillaume, QC., 04-Aug-1988. Two persons suffered fatal injuries. Aircraft destroyed by fire. A88Q0227 56.30N 076.30W

L'aéronef a étée retrouvé après deux jours de recherches au bout d'une vallée. Il y a eu incendie après impact au sol.

C-GAHQ Canx 05-Dec-1996 as written off Aug-1988.


Note: Serge Gilbert commented. Accident happened the day after the photograph was taken, aircraft hit terrain in fog, Richmond Gulf, Hudson Bay, Northern Québec.