• 58-1687 United States Army. Delivered 30-Oct-1958. Designated U-1A.
Initially allocated to 12th Aviation Company, Fort Sill, OK.
Aug-1961.Moved with unit to Yukon Command at Fort Wainwright, Fairbanks which also maintained a Platoon at Fort Richardson, Anchorage and the aircraft alternated between the two locations.
May-1972. Put into storage at the Red River Army Depot, TX.
May 1972 Deleted from the Army inventory.
Entries preceded by date are entries from the Canadian Department of Transport archives.
27-Feb-1973 allotment of registration CF-DRC to DHC-3, serial number 58-1687, to Rainy Lake Airways Ltd., Fort Frances, ON.
27-Feb-1973 Temporary Flight Permit & Certificate of Registration for Importation Flight Texarkana, TX to Fort Frances, ON for DHC-3 serial number 58-1687 to Rainy Lake Airways.
09-Apr-1974 Application for Certificate of Registration by Rainy Lake Airways Ltd.
01-May-1974 Temporary Flight Permit & Certificate of Registration to test fly for Certificate of Airworthiness for DHC-3 msn 295 to Rainy Lake Airways, valid to 01-Jun-1974.
05-Jun-1974 Above permit reissued, valid to 04-Jul-1974.
07-Jun-1974 Certificate of Airworthiness issued.
17-Jun-1974 Temporary Certificate of Airworthiness & Certificate of Registration to operate for Commercial purpose pending issue of formal documents.
18-Jun-1974 Certificate of registration issued to Rainy Lake Airways Ltd., Fort Frances ON.
• CF-DRC Rainy Lake Airways Ltd., Fort Frances, ON. Regd 18-Jun-1974.
30-Jul-1974 Application for Certificate of Registration by Parsons Airways Northern Ltd., Flin Flon, MB.
06-Aug-1974 Certificate of Registration issued to Parsons Airways Northern Ltd.
• CF-DRC Parsons Airways Northern Ltd., Flin Flon, MB. Regd 06-Aug-1974.
Accident: Near Precipice Lake MB 10 miles north Flin Flon, 54.52N/101.52W 16-Sep-1981. Crashed in bush due to fuel starvation. Pilot, Robbin MacKinnon injured, eight passengers uninjured. Aircraft destroyed
Total time since new as recorded in Canadian Department of Transport archives.
06-Jun-1974 - 3,317 hours
06-Jun-1975 - 3,562 hours
22-May-1976 - 3,959 hours
10-May-1977 - 4,356 hours
17-May-1978 - 5,033 hours
04-Jun-1979 - 5,716 hours
02-Jul-1980 - 6,305 hours
15-May-1981 - 6,684 hours