• 9409 Royal Canadian Air Force. Delivered 18-Jul-1960. Designated as CSR-123.
Initially allocated to 442 Transport & Rescue Squadron at the Sea Island RCAF base, Vancouver, British Columbia, on amphibious floats.
03 Nov-1960. Transferred to 443 Squadron, also based at Sea Island RCAF base, Vancouver, BC.
Accident: English Bay, 28-May-1962. Damaged float and capsized after a water landing to support a. boat in distress. Further information below.
21-Sep-1964. Joined 438 Squadron, CFB St. Hubert, QC.
Accident: Out of St. Hubert. 22-Jul-1967. The amphibious equipped was on a training flight involving a simulated engine failure. Taking off from land the aircraft was to land on water but neither of the crew ensure that the wheels were raised causing a severe landing on the nose and left wing. More information shown below.
Jun-1968 Aircraft moved to the CFB Mountain View storage depot in Ontario.
Oct-1970 Put up for disposal through the Crown Assets Disposal Corporation.
The following entries preceded by a date are extracts from Canadian Department of Transport archives,
Feb-1971 Crown Assets Disposal Corporation accepts Gander Aviation’s offer for three Otters.
00-May-1971 Weston Aircraft Oshawa request registrations CF-QOQ, CF-QOR & CF-QOS for Otters msn's 46, 375, 398.
13-May-1971 Allotment of CF-QOR to DHC-3 msn 375 for Weston Aircraft Ltd., Oshawa, ON.
13-May-1971 Temporary Certificate of Registration & Flight Permit issued for test flight.
28-MAY-1971 Application for Certificate of Registration by Gander Aviation Ltd., Gander, NL.
31-May-1971 Test flown for Certificate of Airworthiness by W.J. Bennett of Gander Aviation Ltd.
31-May-1971 Certificate of Airworthiness issued.
04-Jun-1971 Bill of Sale; Gander Aviation Ltd., to Buffalo Airways Ltd., Fort Smith, NT.
28-Jun-1971 Certificate of Registration issued to Gander Aviation Ltd., Gander, NL
• CF-QOR Gander Aviation Ltd., Gander, NL. Regd 28-Jun-1971.
18-Jul-1971 Application for Certificate of Registration by Buffalo Airways Ltd., Fort Smith, NT.
21-Jul-1971 Certificate of Registration issued to Buffalo Airways Ltd., Fort Smith, NT.
• CF-QOR Buffalo Airways Ltd., Fort Smith, NT. Regd 21-Jul-1971.
Accident: 18 miles southwest of Cambridge Bay 14-Nov-1974. Weather deteriorated while en route Bay Chimo (now Umingmaktok NU) to Cambridge Bay, NT., and full power was required to stay airborne, ran out of fuel and force-landed on the ice damaging the left wing, prop’ and aft fuselage. Douglas Turner and three passengers uninjured.
07-Jan-1975 Flight Permit issued for ferry Cambridge Bay-Edmonton, AB., valid to 07-Feb-1975.
26-Sep-1975 Bill of Sale; Buffalo Airways Ltd., to Altair Leasing Ltd., Yellowknife, NT.
30-Sep-1975 Test flown for Certificate of Airworthiness renewal at Field Aviation by Cedric Mah.
30-Sep-1975 Certificate of Airworthiness re-issued.
16-Oct-1975 Certificate of Registration issued to Altair Leasing Ltd (under lease from the 135 Syndicate).
• CF-QOR Bannock Aerospace Ltd., Toronto, ON. Regd 16-Oct-1975.
• CF-QOR 135 Syndicate Ltd..Toronto, ON. Regd 16-Oct-1975.
17-Oct-1975 Lease Agreement; The 135 Syndicate, Toronto, to Altair Leasing Ltd., 17-Oct-1975 - 16-Oct-1980.
17-Oct-1975 Application for Certificate of Registration by Altair Leasing Ltd (A.W. Laserich), Yellowknife, NT.
• CF-QOR Leased to Willy Laserich, dba Altair Leasing Ltd., Yellowknife, NT. Regd 16-Oct-1975.
26-Nov-1975 Lease Agreement; 135 Syndicate Ltd., and Altair Leasing Ltd., to Buffalo Airways Ltd., until 30-Nov-1976.
27-Nov-1975 Application for Certificate of Registration by Buffalo Airways Ltd., Fort Smith, NT.
18-Dec-1975 Certificate of Registration issued to Buffalo Airways Ltd (under lease from the 135 Syndicate Ltd., and Altair Leasing Ltd).
• CF-QOR Sub leased to Buffalo Airways Ltd., Fort Smith, NT. 18-Dec-1976.
13-Dec-1976 Buffalo advise Department of Transport that lease agreement extended to 30-Nov-1977.
Accident: Salkeld Lake NT, 61.25N/109.50W 17-Apr-1977 Crashed and burned when unable to out climb terrain after overshooting a landing attempt inbound from Fort Smith. George Grant and crewman injured.
• CF-QOR Cancelled from Canadian Civil Aircraft Register. 12-Aug-1977.