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CC-138 Series 300

13801 • N744A • C-FUGP


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

13801 de Havilland Canada. Downsview, ON. Rolled out 17-Feb-1971, First flight date Jul- 1971.

13801 CAF - Canadian Armed Forces. Taken on strength 10-Nov-1971.

Delivered to No. 424 Transport & Rescue Squadron, CFB Trenton on 29-Jul-1971.

UN duties in Kashmir from 12 January 1972 with 424 Squadron, replacing 13808 after it was destroyed. Later Returned to Trenton ON., with 424 Squadron from Apr-1975. Then with 440 Squadron at Edmonton, AB., from 28-Apr 1975. Loaned to No. 426 Squadron for pilot training.There followed storage at Air Maintenance Development Unit at CFB Mountain View, ON., until sold. Struck off charge 19-Jul-1994.

N744A Scott A/C Sales, Inver Grove, MN. Regd 23-Dec-1994. Canx 14-Mar-1995.

Flew Mountain View, ON – Toronto 09-Jan-1995 for continued storage until sold.

C-FUGP Rocky Mountain Aircraft, Calgary, AB (491549 AB, Calgary AB) 15-Mar-1995 & 28-Apr-1995. Canx 07-Jun-1995.

Flew Toronto, ON – Springbank, AB 14-Mar-1995 & noted there 20-Mar-1995 still in basic C.A.F. colour scheme.

C-FMOL Mobil Oil Canada, Calgary, AB. Leased Apr-1995.

C-FMOL Ashe Aircraft Enterprises, Calgary, AB. 491549 Alberta Ltd., 28-Apr-1995 Canx 07-Jun-1995.

C-FMOL Leased to Exxon Mobil Oil, Rainbow Lake, AB. Regd 07-Jun-1995 & 02-Mar-2001. Regd 02-Mar-2001. Canx 29-Nov-2002.

C-FMOL Beau Del Leasing, Calgary, AB. Regd 29-Nov-2002.

C-FMOL Leased to Provincial Airlines Ltd., St Johns, NL. Regd 29-Nov-2002, 03 & 05-Dec-2002. Canx 29-May-2003.

C-FMOL Returned to Beau Del Leasing (171817 Canada Ltd), Calgary, AB. Regd 29-May-2003.

C-FMOL Leased to Arctic Sunwest Charters, Yellowknife, NT. Based Goose Bay, NL. Regd 16-Jun-2003. Canx 13-Nov-2003.

C-FMOL Returned to Beau Del Leasing, Calgary, AB. Regd & canx 13-Nov-2003.

C-FMOL Leased to North Wright Airways, Norman Wells, NT. Regd 14-Nov-2003. Canx 06-Oct-2004.

Accident: Mile 222 of the Canol Road (near the Tsichu River), NT. 05-Jul-2004. The aircraft was taking off from an approximately 1,500 foot long gravel strip at Mile 222 of the Canol Road west of Norman Wells when it departed the runway. The 2 crew and 1 passenger were not injured. The takeoff was initiated to the north and into wind. Immediately after becoming airborne, the aircraft encountered a strong right cross-wind and settled back onto the strip. The left wheel contacted willows that had overgrown the edge of the strip.The aircraft veered to the left at 60 knots into the willows during takeoff and departed the runway, coming to rest in a creek; the aircraft’s right wing separated from the fuselage and the nose gear and main gear also sustained damage. The crew was reportedly flying into the strip to take out equipment belonging. The 1,500-foot gravel strip was described as being overgrown with young willows with a 30-foot bare strip down the centre of the runway. The purpose of the trip was to move hunting gear and outfitter supplies belonging to an outfitter and this was their second trip of the day back to an airstrip at Mile 170 of the Canol Road (Godlin Lake). The aircraft was at or near gross weight at the time of the occurrence.  The strip is at 4,000 feet

C-FMOL Ashe Aircraft Enterprises, (Rocky Mountain Air), Springbank, AB. Regd 06-Oct-2004.

Note: Damaged fuselage seen stored at Springbank, Aug-2014.


13801 on the dolly at Downsview - CYZD.
Photo: Sheldon D. Benner © September 1971 - Michael J. Ody Collection
13801 at Toronto Island Dock - CYTZ.
Photo: Sheldon D. Benner © 23 September 1971 - Michael J. Ody Collection
13801 grand air-to-air DHC image.
Photo: DHC © Date unknown - Aird Archives
13801 at Prestwick - EGPK, Scotland, Kashmir bound.
Photo: via Aeroimages © Circa January 1972 - Aird Archives
13801 at CFB Namao / Edmonton - CYED, Alberta.
Photo: John Kimberley © 21 June 1977 - Michael J. Ody Collection
13801 at CFB Trenton - CYTR, Ontario.
Photo: Michael L. Baker © 09 September 1983 - Michael J. Ody Collection
13801 very early next morning.
Photo: Peter Wollenberg © 10 September 1983 - Aird Archives
Photo: D. Macintosh © 10 September 1983 - Michael J. Ody Collection
13801 on display again.
Photo: Unknown photographer © 07 September 1991 - John Mounce Collection - Aird Archives
N774A at Toronto - CYYZ, Ontario, prior to receiving Canadian Registration.
Photos: Michael J. Ody © January 1995
C-FUGP at Toronto - CYYZ ready for ferry flight.
Photo: Michael J. Ody © April 1995
C-FMOL with temporary markings at Calgary - CYYC, Alberta.
Photo: Anthony J. Hickey © May 1995 - Michael J. Ody Collection
C-FMOL in new colours at Calgary - CYYC, Alberta.
Photo: Michael J. Ody © June 1995
C-FMOL arrives at Springbank - CYBW, Alberta.
Photo: Unknown photographer © 07 August 2004 - Erik Johannesson Collection
C-FMOL at the end of the line, Springbank, Alberta.
Photo: Terry Fletcher © June 2012