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CF-SAU poses for DHC photographer.
Photo: de Havilland Canada - Bombardier © (Slide 974)
CF-SAU behind several production fuselages.
Photo: de Havilland Canada © 24 June 1948 (DH Neg 189)

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Entries preceded by dates are extracts from Department of Transport archives.

11-Jun-1948 Application for registration by Saskatchewan Government Airways.

24-Jun-1948 Test flown for Aeroplane Inspection Release Certificate by R. Bannock.

25-Jun-1948 DHC advise Department of Transport that Beaver msn 11 CF-SAU is owned by Saskatchewan Government Airways, Prince Albert, SK.

26-Jun-1948 Certificate of Airworthiness #2825 issued.

26-Jun-1948 Certificate of Registration #7243 issued to Saskatchewan Government Airways.

• CF-SAU Saskatchewan Government Airways, Prince Albert, SK. Regd 26-Jun-1948. Delivered 28 Jun-1948 Canx Sep-1960.

30-Aug-1965 Application for registration by North Canada Air Ltd., Prince Albert, SK.

03-Sep-1965 Certificate of Registration #35101 issued to North Canada Air Ltd.

• CF-SAU Norcanair / North Canada Air Ltd., Prince Albert, SK. Regd 03-Sep-1965.

• CF-SAU Reported as operating for Ilford Airways, Ilford, MB., at time of accident noted below, but no note on Department of Transport archive.

Accident: Cyril Lake, SK 20 miles East of Ilford, MB 56°00’N 97°05’W 11-Feb-1966. The pilot exceeded his experience and ability in attempting a take off at night in marginal conditions and crashed on takeoff from Cyril Lake, 20 miles east of its destination at Ilford, MB. Inadequate pre-flight preparation had caused a precautionary landing due to lack of fuel. On a restart the aircraft stalled shortly after takeoff. The aircraft had become airborne and flew for a short distance before turning steeply to port at a very low altitude. It continued in a very tight steep turn and started to climb steeply. It then nosed down, made half a spiral turn and crashed to the ice. Alexander Lazaruk and two passengers killed.

Total time since new as recorded in Department of Transport archives.

17-May-1949   552 hours.

26-May-1950   1,179 hours.

17-May-1951   1,912 hours.

28-May-1952   2,528 hours.

13-May-1953   3,277 hours.

10-May-1954   4,121 hours.

03-Apr-1957   6,370 hours.

13-May-1958   6,859 hours.

03-Jun-1959   7,431 hours.

06-May-1960   7,915 hours.

09-May-1961   8,803 hours.

01-May-1962   9,476 hours.

29-Apr-1963   9,966 hours.

22-Apr-1964   10,313 hours.

11-May-1965   11,041 hours.

• CF-SAU Canx by Transport Canada 20-Jan-1969.

• CF-SAU Not shown on CCAR between 1969 and 1979.

• CF-SAU Michael Medve, Saskatoon, SK. Re regd 09-May-2003.

• CF-SAU Viking Air Sidney, BC. Regd 23-Jul-2004.

• Reported as stored with Viking •