Entries preceded by dates are extracts from Canadian Department of Transport archives.
Ian Macdonald reports - Not much in this file except for annual Certificate of Airworthiness reports which do at least give us a 20 year record of hours flown).
05-Apr-1956 Certificate of Airworthiness #4694 issued.
05-Apr-1956 Certificate of Registration #16238 issued to Her Majesty The Queen in right of Ontario as represented by Department of Lands & Forests*, Sault Ste Marie, ON.
07-Jun-1974 Certificate of Registration re-issued to reflect change in department name to Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources.
23-Jul-1976 crashed and burned on shore of small island taking off from Nym Lake, ON. Gene W. McCauley and four passengers uninjured.
11-Aug-1977 Certificate of Airworthiness expired but apparently overlooked and remained on CCAR until next event triggered cancellation.
The owner on Certificates of Registration were usually abbreviated to just the department name, eg 'Department of Lands & Forests'.
• CF-ODP Department of Lands & Forests, Ontario Provincial Air Service (OPAS). Delivered 20th June 1956, based at Sault Ste.Marie, ON.
• C-FODP Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources, Sault Ste.Marie, ON. Regd 06-Sep-1972.
Accident: Nym Lake, ON, 23-Jul-1976. Shortly after becoming airborne, the left wing dropped and struck the water. It was a warm, summer's day with a temperature of 23C and a wind of 15 knots. The subsequent report blamed the accident on “improper compensation for wind”. The aircraft turned approximately 150 degrees after the wing struck the water and crashed on the shore of an island. Fire started on impact and consumed most of the aircraft, although there were no injuries to the pilot and four passengers.
Note: The wings and rear fuselage were noted at Carp, ON., Sep-1982, to be used in the repair and rebuild of other Otters.
01-Mar-1984 Certificate of Registration re-issued to reflect name change to Minister of Natural Resources.
• C-FODP Registration cancelled from Canadian Civil Aircraft Register 19-Mar-1984.
Total hours since new as recorded in Canadian Department of Transport archives.
14-Oct-1956 - 195 hours
07-Oct-1957 - 408 hours
20-Sep-1958 - 679 hours
29-Sep-1959 - 927 hours
26-Sep-1960 - 1,205 hours
15-Sep-1961 - 1,543 hours
11-Sep-1962 - 1,780 hours
21-Aug-1963 - 2,055 hours
17-Aug-1964 - 2,349 hours
11-Aug-1965 - 2,594 hours
15-Jul-1966 - 2,856 hours
11-Jul-1967 - 3,092 hours
15-Jul-1968 - 3,371 hours
20-Jun-1969 - 3,551 hours
27-Jun-1970 - 3,822 hours
20-Jul-1971 - 4,094 hours
10-Jul-1972 - 4,424 hours
21-Jul-1973 - 4,653 hours
24-Jun-1974 - 4,838 hours
04-Jul-1975 - 5,191 hours
08-Jul-1976 - 5,586 hours
• Destroyed •