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

5H-MNK de Havilland Canada Inc., Downsview, ON. Rolled out 15-May-1967. First flight 30-May-1967.

5H-MNK East African Airways Corporation, Kenya. Del 13-Jul-1967.

Note: Passed through Heathrow on 16-Jul-1967 on delivery. .

CF-GQE Sold to Bannock Aerospace, Toronto, ON. Regd 16-Aug-1973.

CF-GQE Sold to Air West Airlines, Vancouver, BC. Oct-1973.

C-FGQE Re regd to Air West Airlines. Vancouver, BC. 1978.

C-FGQE Change of title Airwest Airlines, Vancouver, BC. Apl-1979.

Note: Airwest was purchased by the Jim Pattison Industries organisation in 1980 and became part of Air BC fleet. This was in turn purchased by Air Canada in Apr-1987.

C-FGQE Merged into Air BC. 01-Dec-1980.

C-FGQE Leased to Fort Smith Air Services, Fort Smith, NT. Regd 15-Jul-1982.

C-FGQE Returned to Air BC, 29-Jul-1982. (Jim Pattison Industries Ltd)

C-FGQE Air BC (Canadian Pacific Commuter) (f/n 601) (Jim Pattison Industries Ltd). Regd 02-Oct-1983. Canx 09-Oct-1986.

Note: Withdrawn from use and stored at Vancouver, BC, 18-Dec-1995.

C-FGQE Air BC (Air Canada Connector) (f/n 601, later 069 and even later 609) Regd 26-Apr-1987. Regd 28-Aug 1995. Canx 26-Feb-1996.

C-FGQE West Coast Air Ltd., Richmond, BC. Regd 26-Feb-1996, 13-Jul-2001. 30-Aug-2006 & 12-Aug-2010. Canx 25-Feb-2014 and removed from register on export to USA 25-Feb-2014.

Note: Aircraft was withdrawn from use at Vancouver by early 2013 with subsequent delivery to California via road transport.

N902RT Ikhana Group Inc., Murrieta, CA. Regd 27-Feb-2014. (note; Fuselage only and stored in compound.)

Noted stored at Murrietta, CA 08-Mar-2017. Fuselage only in Westcoast Air colour scheme.

Note: First flight following conversion to aerial sprayer on 07-Jul-2017. Aircraft had been delivered by road from Vancouver to Murrieta, CA in 2013. Having been withdrawn from use by West Coast Air earlier in the year, and is expected to be delivered to the St. Tammany Parish Mosquito Control District in Louisiana in Apr-2016.

Airworthiness date: 03-Jul-2017. Classification. Experimental. Category – Research & Development.

N902RT Sold to St. Tammany Parish Mosquito Abatement District, Slidell, LA. Named “Skeeterbomber” Registered 24-Aug-2017.

N7MC Re regd to St. Tammany Parish Mosquito Abatement District, Slidell, LA. Regd 24-Aug-2017.


5H-MNK at Downsview on roll-out day.
Photo: Sheldon D. Benner © 15 May 1967 - Michael J. Ody Collection
5H-MNK during her London Heathrow layover - East African titles and with antennas fitted.
Photo: Fred Barnes © 15 July 1967 - Michael J. Ody Collection
CF-GQE of Bannock Aerospace at Toronto - CYYZ.
Photo: Sheldon D. Benner © 26 August 1973 - Michael J. Ody Collection
CF-GQE at Coal Harbour - YCXH, Vancouver.
Photo: Kenneth I. Swartz © April 1975
C-FGQE with AIRWEST at Vancouver South.
Photo: John Kimberley © November 1980 - Erik Johannesson Collection
C-FGQE with Air BC titles.
Photo: John Kimberley © October 1981 - Erik Johannesson Collection
C-FGQE new colours.
Photo: John Kimberley © April 1986 - Erik Johannesson Collection
C-FGQE in yet another AirBC livery.
Photo: John Kimberley © April 1988 - Erik Johannesson Collection
C-FGQE rather plain at Vancouver.
Photo: Erik Johannesson © 14 July 1996
C-FGQE in earlier West Coast Air livery.
Photo: Unknown photographer © Unknown date - Erik Johannesson Collection
C-FGQE in a dramatic shot.
Photo: Scott McGeachy © 25 June 2007 - Erik Johannesson Collection
C-FGQE at Victoria, British Columbia.
Photo: Dietmar Schreiber © June 2009 - Erik Johannesson Collection
C-FGQE sits behind C-FMHR (msn 51) at YVR.
Photo: Rod Hall © 26 March 2013
N902RT new life, no water.
Photo: Ikhana © 05 July 2017