19-Oct-1971 Bill of Sale; Widerøe’s Flyveselskap A/S to Laurentian Air Services Ltd., Ottawa, ON.
22-Oct-1971 CF-APP allotted to DHC-3 msn 138 for Alliance Aviation Ltd., Ottawa, ON. (A subsidiary of Laurentian set up to represent its non-flying activities.).
22-Oct-1971 Certificate of Registration and Flight Permit for importation Flight, Bodø, Norway to Ottawa via Goose Bay issued to Laurentian Air Services.
(Laurentian bought three Otters from Widerøes at this time, msns 31, 138 & 201. They were not delivered by air but flown to Oslo by Widerøes pilots where they were crated and shipped to Canada. There is an account of the transaction and pictures of the Otters in "FOR THE LOVE OF FLYING" (Danielle Metcalfe-Chenail).
14-Apr-1972 Temporary Certificate of Registration & Flight Permit for Certificate of Airworthiness test flight issued, valid until 14-May-1972
09-May-1972 Application for Certificate of Registration by Laurentian Air Services Ltd., Ottawa, ON.
14-Jun-1972 Above permit re-issued, valid to 14-Jul-1972.
24-Jun-1972 Certificate of Airworthiness issued.
26-Jun-1972 Temporary Certificate of Airworthiness & Certificate of Registration issued.
(A general note on temporary certificates; these temporary certificates were often issued because the Department of Transport office staff were backlogged typing up certificates, these telegram temporary certificates could be carried in the aircraft in case of ramp checks by Department of Transport Inspectors until the formal certificate arrived. That is why temporary certificates often have issue dates after those of the formal certificates, as in this case. There were other reasons, too).
10-Jul-1972 Certificate of Registration issued to Laurentian Air Services Ltd., Ottawa, ON.
• CF-APP Laurentian Air Services Ltd. Purchased 19-Oct- 1971. Regd 10-Jul-1972 after re-furbishment and painting.
30-Jan-1973 Lease Agreement; Laurentian Air Services Ltd to Labrador Airways Ltd., Goose Bay, NL. 30-Jan-1973-28-Feb-1973.
• CF-APP Leased to Labrador Airways, Goose Bay, NL. 30-Jan-1973 to 28- Feb-1973.
• CF-APP Returned to Laurentian Air Services Ltd. Feb-1973.
Accident: Port Burwell, 80ml S of Resolution Island, NT. 60.25/N64.50W 05-May-1973. After landing, the Otter was taxied off the ice strip so that a passenger could get a better photograph of an iceberg. Sadly, it then sank through the ice and became completely submerged. Pilot, C. Bennet and two passengers escaped, but the Otter sank to the bottom and was never salvaged.
Total time since new as recorded in Canadian Department archives.
09-Sep-1971 - 11,900 hours
24-Jun-1972 - 12,058 hours
• CF-APP Cancelled from Canadian Civil Aircraft Register, 19-Feb-1975.
• Broke through ice and unsalvaged •