C-FGBF in fine new livery at Lillabelle Lake, Cochrane, ON.
Photos: Marcel Fluet-Lecerf © Summer 2008 - Aird Archives
Photo: Rob Mitchell ©
Photo: Michael Besenthal © 01 August 2006
C-FGBF on Lillabelle Lake at Cochrane, Ontario.
Photo: Unknown photographer © 25 June 1994 - Aird Archives
Photo: Neil Aird ©  





Certificate of Airworthiness #3486 issued 22-Aug 1952

CF-GBF Miron et Fréres Ltée., Canterville, QC. Certificate of registration #11279 issued 22-Aug-1952. Delivered 22-Aug-1952.

Accident: Un named location. Lat 50°17’N Lon 65°07’W. 24-Aug-1954. The aircraft hit a sand bar with left float whilst attempting a precautionary landing due to fog. Substantial, but unreported damage. One person seriously injured. Pilot G. L. Roldan.

CF-GBF Northern Wings Ltd., Sept Îles, QC. Circa 1959 until canx prior to Oct-1971.

Accident: Harve St, Pierre, QC. 22-Nov-1959. On landing the aircraft overran runway colliding with an upright post. The bottom was taken out of the aircraft and left stabiliser damaged at tip.  No injury reported.

CF-GBF Arthur Fecteau / Air Fecteau Ltée., Senneterre, QC. Regd prior to Oct-1971

Accident: Lac Tilley, QC. 02-Oct-1971. The pilot reported experiencing a strong and gusty wind during a landing attempt at Lake Tilley. He touched down normally and raised the flaps. Immediately following this action he reported that the aircraft got airborne momentarily and descended to make a hard contact with the surface causing the left float bracket to break. The pilot immediately applied power and succeeded in getting the aircraft to shore. Substantial damage to the aircraft.

C-FGBF Regn format changed prior to 31-Dec-1974. On CCAR for May-1981.

C-FGBF Propair Inc, Senneterre, QC. Canx 27-May-1982.

C-FGBF Cochrane Air Services Ltd., Cochrane, ON. Regd 20-Jul-1982 & 14-Apr-1997 Canx 19-Sep-2001. Re Regd 20-Apr-2006.

Accident: Echo Lake, ON. 28-May-1983. Aircraft nosed over on landing, sustaining minor damage

Accident: Lillabelle Lake, Cochrane, ON. 25-May-2012. The Cochrane Air Service de Havilland DHC-2 Mk.1 Beaver floatplane departed Edgar Lake, Ontario, with 2 passengers and 300 pounds of cargo on board. The aircraft was destined for the company’s main base located on Lillabelle Lake, Ontario, approximately 77 miles to the south. On arrival, a southwest-bound landing was attempted across the narrow width of the lake, as the winds favoured this direction. The pilot was unable to land the aircraft in the distance available and executed a go-around. At 14:08, Eastern Daylight Time, shortly after full power application, the aircraft rolled quickly to the left and struck the water in a partially inverted attitude. The aircraft came to rest on the muddy lake bottom, partially suspended by the undamaged floats. The passenger in the front seat was able to exit the aircraft and was subsequently rescued. The pilot and rear-seat passenger were not able to exit and drowned. The emergency locator transmitter activated on impact.

Status unclear