N814DW at Merrill Field, Anchorage.
Photos: Ben Cogger © 03 November 2016
N814DW looking a little dusty at Girdwood.
Photo: Steve Burak © 06 November 2013
N814DW at Wrangell Municipal - WRG, Alaska.
Photo: Ben Cogger © 22 May 2013
N814DW on the Merrill Field ramp.
Photo: Fred Wallis © 06 May 2007
N814DW prior to delivery at Sealand.
Photos: John Caswell © 17 September 2005
Photos: John Caswell © July 2005
c/n 34 during the Sealand creation process.
Photos: Neil Aird © 25 May 2005
C-FDTV at Campbell River.
Photo: John Caswell © April 2004
C-FDTC with Rush Air titles on old TC livery.
Photo: Brian Stockall © October 1994
C-FDTC at an overcast Campbell River, BC.
Photo: Geoff McDonnell © June 1994 - Aird Archives
C-FDTC possibly at Carp, near Ottawa.
Photo: Tom Hildreth © 16 August 1991
C-FDTC in colour this time.
Photo: William Jesse © August 1988
Photo: Unknown photographer © Date unknown - Philippe Colin Collection
C-FDTC on ramp at Montréal - Dorval Airport - CYUL.
Photo: Neil Aird © early 1970's
CF-DTC fleet number 952, at Dorval - CYUL.
Photo: Peter Marshall © June 1970 - Gary Vincent Collection - Aird Archives
Photo: Unknown photographer © Date unknown - Michael J. Ody Collection





Certificate of Airworthiness # 3060 & Certificate of Registration # 7941 issued 14-May-1949.

• CF-DTC & C-FDTC Government of Canada, Department of Transport. Ottawa, ON. Delivered 31-Mar-1949. Based Montréal, QC. Tail No: 952 at Montréal then 503. Regn format changed prior to 30-Jun-1974. On CCAR for May-1981.

Accident: Three ml NW of Knob Lake, QC. 17 & 18-Aug-1957. On the 17-Aug-1957 while taxiing for take off the aircraft hit a rock and damaged No’s 2, 3 & 5 compartments of the starboard float. The aircraft was beached and repairs were made. On the next day, the 18-Aug-1957 the aircraft took off again and on landing at Squaw Lake the aircraft swung to the right and sank. Substantial damage was then result. No injuries reported. Pilot J.C.H. Delisle.

Accident: Rivière Aux Tonneres, QC. 50°21’N 64°50’W. 23-Jul-1963. On amphibious floats, during the landing roll on apparently unsuitable surface, the nose wheels dug into sand and the aircraft nosed over. Two DoT employees on board uninjured. Substantial damage to the aircraft. See photos below.

Accident: Ma Baie Seaplane Base, 5ml NE of Dorval, QC. Lat 45.32N, Lon 73.44W. 20-May-1976. The aircraft was on a flight test after the landing system of the amphibious floats had been serviced. After completing several landings and take offs and cycling the undercarriage the pilot completed a full stop. The pilot took off again testing the undercarriage but it seems that the left rear wheels did not re tract and on landing the aircraft ground- looped and overturned. No injury recorded but substantial damage to the aircraft.

• C-FDTC Transport Canada Aircraft Services Directorate, Montréal, QC. Re-regd 31-Jan-1990. Canx 22-Feb-1994.

• C-FDTV Rush Air Ltd., Campbell River, BC. Regd 04-Mar-1994 & 01-Mar-1999 Canx 21-May-2003.

Note: Although shown as Regd C-FDTV in March-1994 it is possible that it continued to wear C-FDTC marks until 1999.

• C-FDTV Island West Air Inc., Campbell River, BC. Regd 21-May-2003. Canx 29-Apr-2004. Regd 05-May-2004. Canx 03-Aug-2004.

Note: Rebuilt at Sealand Aviation Ltd., Campbell River, BC, May-2005.

Mods include: Extended cabin and Alaska door.

• N814DW Details unknown. Canx 05-Jul-2005

• N814DW Wrangell Mountain Air Inc., Glennallen / McCarthy, AK. Regd 06-Jul-2005 and 03-Jun-2006.

Airworthiness Cert: 09-Aug-2005. Standard - Normal.

Service Difficulty Report: 13-Aug-2012: Front fuel tank developed an undetected leak via a small crack in the lower corner near a welded repair. Fuel was ignited possibly via the exhaust intensifier during engine start-up resulting in a fire under the floor in the forward fuel tank bay. Recommend bladders be installed in all fuel tanks unless new.

• N814DW Wrangell Mountain Air Inc . Later Palmer, AK. Regd 25-Jan-2021



Photo: via Charlie Lacaille. His father, Paul (Jean-Paul) Lacaille, was the pilot when that happened. © July 1963 - He worked for DOT for many years as an inspector and then Regional Administrator out of Dorval., Québec.