C-GAXE on the Tyee Spit, at Campbell River.
Photo: Bob Kobzey © 07 May 2023 - Aird Archives
C-GAXE back on line at Coal Harbour.
Photos: Rod Hall © 02 June 2016
C-GAXE rebuild continues at Sealand Aviation.
Photo: Bob Kobzey © 25 June 2015
C-GAXE noted stored at Coal Harbour, British Columbia.
Photos: Neil Aird © 24 May 2005
C-GAXE at Vancouver South.
Photo: John Kimberley © April 1988
C-GAXE at Campbell River spit.
Photo: John Kimberley © June 1984 - Aird Archives
C-GAXE on the Fraser River at Vancouver South.
Photo: Kenneth I. Swartz © 10 September 1976
C-GAXE at Pitt Meadows, British Columbia.
Photo: Peter Keating © 26 June 1983 - Ian MacFarlane Collection
Photo: Brent Wallace © 20 May 1976 - Kenneth I. Swartz Collection
C-GAXE looking very clean, at Vancouver South.
Photo: Kenneth I. Swartz © June 1975





54-1698 US Army #1541. L-20 No. 542. Command A-6. Delivered 12-Jul-1955. Built as L-20A and re-designated U-6A in 1962.

54-1698 For sale Coleman Barracks, Mannheim-Sandhofen, Germany. Feb-1973.

No regn. Purchased by B-M Aviation Inc., Lachute, QC. 01-Apr-1973.

Total time: 5,908 hours

C-GAXE B-M Aviation Ltd.,  Lachute, QC. Regd prior to Certificate of Airworthiness renewal dated 04-Mar-1976. Canx date currently unknown.

C-GAXE S.S. Albulet, t/a Lakeshire Air Service Ltd.,  Baie d’Urfe, QC. Regd prior to Certificate of Airworthiness renewal dated 04-Mar-1977. Canx date currently unknown.

C-GAXE Hyack Air Limited, Pitt Meadows, BC. Regd prior to Certificate of Airworthiness renewal dated 15-Apr-1978. Canx 27-May-1982.

C-GAXE Alan High, New Westminster, BC. Canx 21-Sep-1982.

C-GAXE Roy Milne, Vancouver, BC. Canx 08-Sep-1983.

C-GAXE Grit High, Fort Langley, BC. Canx 21-Sep-1983.

C-GAXE Malibu Logging Ltd., Campbell River, BC. Based Prince George. Regd 12-Jul-1989. Canx 06-Aug-1992. Regd 13-Oct-1992. Canx 08-Apr-1993.

C-GAXE Avnorth Aviation Ltd., Nimpo Lake, BC. Regd 08-Apr-1993.

Accident: Hotnarko Lake, BC. 19-Jun-2000. The aircraft departed Hotnarko Lake, BC, at about 16:30 Pacific daylight time. The pilot and six passengers were on board, with fishing gear and fish. Soon after take-off, the pilot entered a left turn. Before the turn was completed, the aircraft rolled, without command, further left to about 40 degrees of bank and the nose dropped. The aircraft did not respond to initial pilot inputs and continued in a left, diving turn toward the trees at the edge of the lake. The pilot tried to get the aircraft back onto the lake. The aircraft started to recover from the bank and the nose started to come up; however, the aircraft struck the lake surface before a level attitude could be regained. It broke apart on contact with the water and sank soon after. The pilot and four of the passengers managed to free themselves from the wreckage, but only three passengers and the pilot managed to swim to shore. One passenger slipped below the water surface before reaching the shore and drowned. Two passengers remained in the aircraft below the water surface, one secured by his seat belt, and drowned. Report Number A00P0103.

C-GAXE Canx 31-Aug-2000 as deleted.

C-GAXE CBE Construction, Ltd., Coal Harbour, BC. Regd 21-Sep-2004 & 25-Aug-2005.

• Currently, rebuild is progressing at Sealand Aviation facilities at Campbell River Airport – CYBL, BC. (Jun-2015). Completed.

C-GAXE CBE Construction, Ltd., Coal Harbour, BC.