C-GMNT having a siesta at Vancouver South.
Photos: Kenneth I. Swartz © 03 December 2018
C-GMNT gets a stunning fresh look.
Photo: Scott McGeachy © 30 July 2016
C-GMNT gets out of town.
Photos: Kevin Fairley © 31 July 2007
C-GMNT operating from Fort Langley, BC.
Photo: Ian Wilson © 02 July 2006
Photo: John W. Olafson © 03 June 2006
C-GMNT now a new Canadian.
Photos: Bill Hann © 20 September 2005
N4478 a great Bill Hann shot taken at Vancouver, BC.
Photo: Bill Hann © 08 September 2005
N4478 at Wipaire display, Oshkosh 2005
Photo: Ian Wilson © July 2005
N4478 at Anchorage - PANC, Alaska.
Photo: Nigel Hitchman © 22 May 2005
N4478 unloading in Bristol Bay area of Alaska.
Photo above and immediately below : Mike Fenwick © 2000
Photo: © Keith J. Bollands
N4478 wrapped up at Anchorage, Alaska.
Photo:John Kimberley © June 1979 - Aird Archives
N4478 at Boeing Field, Washington.
Photo: Tony Clarke © June 1974
CF-VON demonstrator on display.
Photo: Terry Coxal © 13 August 1967 - Steve Miller Collection


CF-VON • N4478



CF-VON Operator unknown. Delivered 05-May-1967. Canx circa 1968.

N4478 Interior Airways, Fairbanks, AK. Circa Oct-1968.

Accident: Pt. McIntyre, Barrow, AK. 10-Nov-1969. Aircraft sustained substantial damage when it hit a dirt bank after landing short when pilot blinded by strobe light. NTSB report ANC70A0040.

N4478 Charles. E. Cole, Fairbanks, AK. Regd 13-Dec-1974. On USCAR at 02-Mar-1990 and 01-Oct-1994.

Accident: Alexander Creek, AK. 23-May-1992. The pilot stated he wanted to turn on the cabin heat so he reached down and pulled a handle without looking at which handle he was Pulling. He inadvertently shut off the fuel shut off. The cabin heat handle and the emergency fuel shut off are located on the centre pedestal, behind the vertical column of the control yoke, about 8 inches apart. Each has a different shaped handle and each is placarded with a different coloured placard. The fuel shut off was safety wired to the on position. The airplane was equipped with amphibious floats. The tide in Cook Inlet was receding and the pilot elected to land on the mud flats. The float braces collapsed upon landing. NTSB report ANC92LA077.

Total time: 5,470 hours at Apr-1992.

N4478 General Communication Inc. (GCI Corp.), Anchorage, AK. Regd 26-May-2000. Canx 07-Jul-2003.

Accident: Aleknagik, AK. 28-Aug-2002. The amphibious float-equipped airplane was returning to a lodge located on a remote lake after picking up supplies. The airplane departed from a paved runway on an airport. En route to the destination lake, the pilot noted the airplane would not attain its normal cruise airspeed and attitude. Believing the airplane was tail heavy, the pilot asked the aft cabin passenger to move forward. Upon touchdown on the lake, the airplane nosed down into the water. As the airplane nosed down, the supplies, which were not secured in the aft cabin, came forward, and pinned the pilot and front seat passenger against the instrument panel. The passenger in the aft cabin lifted as many of the supplies off the pilot and front seat passenger as he could, before he had to exit the sinking airplane. Both the pilot and front seat passenger, who suffered minor injuries, exited the submerged airplane under their own power, but the pilot did not reach the surface. An autopsy of the pilot disclosed that he had drowned. A post accident inspection of the airplane revealed the wheels had not been retracted after takeoff on the runway, consequently the airplane landed on the lake with the wheels fully extended. The front seat passenger said that the pilot did not use a checklist prior to landing. NTSB report ANC02FA106.

Total time: 8,847 hours at Aug-2002.

N4478 GCI Communications Corp., Anchorage, AK. Canx 08-Jul-2003. Removed 13-Sep-2005 on export to Canada.

Total time: 9,943.3 hours • Sold Sep-2005.

C-GMNT Martini Transport, Fort Langley, BC. Regd 20-Sep-2005 and 20-Oct-2006.

C-GMNT Ward McAllister, Vancouver, BC.  Regd 12-Mar-2015.