C-FZYE sitting out impending hailstorm at Balmertown.
Photo: David Brown © 31 August 2013
C-FZYE at Showalter's Ear Falls base.
Photo: Tom Singfield © August 2007 - Aird Archives
C-FZYE a long way from Chile in Northern Ontario.
Photo: Herb Neufeld © c.1998
C-FZYE at Vermillion Bay base.
Photo: Bruce W. Gowans © 1998 - Aird Achives
C-FZYE with Wilderness sister ship C-FJOF (1053).
Photo: Michael Fortin © 1998
Photos: Rich Hulina © 1997
CF-ZYE with replacement wings fitted.
Photo: Don Fynn © May 1976
905 of the Fuerza Aérea de Chile
Photo: Rodrigo Santa-Maria Izequierdo ©  


FAC-905 • N11252 • CF-ZYE



FAC-905 Chilean Air Force / Fuerza Aérea de Chile. Delivered 21-Oct-1952. Used by the Grupo de Aviacion 10.

N11252 Ferrer Aviation Inc., Miami, FL. Regd 17-Jul-1962. Canx 16-Mar-1971.

Accident: Ludington, MI. 21-Mar-1971. During a ferry flight between Limo, Ohio and Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario the pilot decided to undertake a precautionary landing at Ludlington because of adverse weather conditions; aircraft ground looped on landing roll because of snow on runway. Minor damage to aircraft. Pilot and passenger uninjured.

CF-ZYE Air Dale Ltd., Sault Ste. Marie, ON. Regd May-1971. Canx prior to renewal of C of A dated 08-May-1976.

Accident: Gerry Lake, 55 miles SE of Chapleau. ON. 09-Sep-1972. The aircraft was landed long on the lake and ran up onto a sandy beach and struck trees. Pilot and three passengers uninjured. Substantial damage to the aircraft.

C-FZYE Chapleau Air Services Ltd., Chapleau, ON. Regd prior to Certificate of Airworthiness renewal dated 08-May-1976 and 08-Aug-1988. Canx 12-Apr-1995.

Accident: Shunsby Lake, ON. 27-May-1976. The aircraft overran the lake on landing and collided with trees at the end of the lake. Substantial damage caused to the aircraft. Pilot and four passengers uninjured.

Photo of accident site by Don Fynn - scroll down.*

Accident: Unegam Lake, ON. 24-Jul-1992. One person suffered fatal injuries and three persons sustained serious injuries. The aircraft was found inverted in water after engine failure. Aircraft suffered substantial damage.

C-FZYE Wilderness Air Ltd., Vermilion Bay, ON. Regd 30-Apr-1996 & 30-Apr-1996. Regd 27-Mar-2007. Canx 13-Apr-2007.

C-FZYE Showalters Fly In Service (1987) Ltd., Ear Falls, ON. Regd 13-Apr-2007.



Accident site at Shunsby Lake, Ontario. 27 May 1976. Photo: Don Fynn.