DHC-3 Otter Archive Master Index

XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX   click on arrows to navigate page by page

c/n 269

No image yet.

c/n 269



Entries preceded by date are extracts from the Canadian Department of Transport archives.

10-Jun-1958 Allotment of CF-KTI to DHC-3 msn 269 for de Havilland Aircraft Company of Canada Ltd., Downsview, ON.

18-Jun-1958 Application for Certificate of Registration by Hudson Bay Air Transport Ltd., Winnipeg, MB., (to be based at Flin Flon MB)

04-Jul-1958 Certificate of Airworthiness issued.

04-Jul-1958 Certificate of Registration #19722 issued to Hudson Bay Air Transport Ltd, Winnipeg 

• CF-KTI Hudson Bay Air Transport Ltd., Flin Flon, MB. Delivered 02-Jul-1958.

Incident: Flin Flon, MB. 04-Apr-1963. Totally destroyed in hanger fire.

Total time since new as recorded in Canadian Department of Transport archives.

03-Jun-1959 - 606 hours

14-Jun-1960 - 1,341 hours

01-Jun-1961 - 1,678 hours

08-Jun-1962 - 2,260 hours

• CF-KTI Cancelled CCAR 12-Jun-1963.

Destroyed by fire

Otter 269 was delivered to Hudson Bay Air Transport Ltd., of Flin Flon, Manitoba on 2nd July 1958, registered CF-KTI. Over the years, HBAT flew six different Otters, which were used to fly personnel and equipment to establish exploration camps in remote northern areas, move the camps and keep them supplied. KTI is mentioned as taking part in “SAR Harrison” in May 1960, searching for a Piper PA20 CF-HJH on floats, overdue on a flight from Channing, the airstrip and water landing area at Flin Flon, to Tartan Lake, nine miles to the north-east. KTI flew 44 hours on the search, alongside RCAF Otters of 111 Rescue Unit at Winnipeg.

CF-KTI was totally destroyed when the HBAT hangar at Flin Flon went on fire on 4th April 1963, alongside Otter CF-JOR (212), which was also in the hangar at the time, as well as Grumman Mallard CF-FLC. This unfortunate incident is more fully described in relation to Otter JOR (212).

Full history up to 2005 courtesy of Karl E Hayes © from DHC-3 Otter - A History (CD-ROM 2005)