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VP-LIR • N7702 • N123PM


• Registration • Activity and details of Owner/Operator and other historical information

VP-LIR de Havilland Canada Inc., Downsview, ON. Rolled out 16-Dec-1966. First flight 19-Jan-1967.

VP-LIR MAC – Miami Aviation Corporation, Opa Locka, FL. Delivered 21-Feb-1967.

VP-LIR LIAT – Leeward Islands Air Transport, V. C. Bird International Airport in Saint George Parish, Antigua. Regd 21-Feb-1967.

Accident: Coco Point, Codrington, Barbuda. 26-Feb-1967. While training at Coco Point Airstrip, Barbuda the crew were attempting a touch and go on a nearby strip at Codrington; due to a strong 30 knot crosswind the aircraft ground looped and ran off the runway. Deemed an insurance write-off the wreckage was initially purchased back by LIAT, and then sold to Ferrer Aviation for rebuilding during Jun-1967 to Jun-1971.

• N7702 Sold to Ferrer Aviation, Miami, FL. Jun-1967.

Note: Wreckage of fuselage transported to Florida for re-building . The wings arrived at Downsview on 21-May-1968 for repair by DHC.

• N7702 Sold to Pilgrim Airlines. Groton-New London Airport, CT. Regd 15-Jul-1971.

• N123PM Re regd to Pilgrim Airlines. Jul-1971.

• N123PM Sold to ERA Helicopters, Anchorage, AK. Regd 01-Jul-1975.

• N525EH Re regd to ERA Helicopters. Sep-1982.

• N525EH Name changed to ERA Aviation, Anchorage, AK. Regd 07-Jun-1989.

• N525EH Sold to JAS Aircraft Sales & Leasing, Jacksonville, FL. Regd 12-May-1995.

• N525EH Sold to Desert Air Inc, Boulder City, NV. 01-Jun-1995. Regd 21-Jun-1995

• N525EH Leased to Skydive Arizona, Eloy, AZ. Regd 01-Jun-1995.

• N525EH Returned to Desert Air Inc., Boulder City, NV. Regd 31-Oct-2001. Canx from USCAR 23-Aug-2001.

Note: Reported as imported to Canada and sold to Ashe Aircraft Enterprises, Springbank, AB as N525EH. No Canadian registration was issued and the fuselage of the aircraft was noted at Calgary's Springbank Airport on 09-Jun-2004 so assumed being stripped for spares.

Fate unknown

VP-LIR on a wintery Downsview ramp. Port and starboard views.
Photo: Sheldon D. Benner © 21 February 1967 - Michael J. Ody Collection
Photo: Sheldon D. Benner © 17 February 1967 - Michael J. Ody Collection
N123PM at Fairbanks, Alaska.
Photo: John Kimberley © July 1979 - Erik Johannesson Collection
N525EH of ERA at Anchorage - PANC, Alaska.
Photo: Fred Barnes © May 1986 - Michael J. Ody Collection
N525EH Boulder City, Nevada.
Photo: Unknown photographer © June 1996 - Ruben Husberg Collection