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c/n 435

CF-OHD looking quite at home.
Photo: Unknown photographer © c.1962 - Aird Archives
CF-OHD at Resolute Bay Post.
Photo: Dick de Blicquy © Circa early 1970's - via Peter C. Hill

c/n 435



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

27-Dec-1961 allotment CF-OHD DHC-3 msn 435 for de Havilland Aircraft of Canada Ltd.

• CF-OHD de Havilland Canada, Downsview, ON. Regd 27-Dec-1961.

23-Jan-1962 application for Certificate of Registration by Bradley Air Services Ltd., Carp, ON.

28-Feb-1962 Certificate of Airworthiness #9605 issued.

28-Feb-1962 Certificate of Registration (# illegible) issued to Bradley Air Services Ltd., Carp, ON.

• CF-OHD Bradley Air Services Ltd., Carp, ON. Regd 28-Feb-1962.

11-Apr-1962 Flight Permit #154 issued to Bradley Air Services for evaluation of Leigh Instruments Ltd., crash position indicator installed upper fuselage ahead of the dorsal fairing, pilot T.M. Hendrigan. Tests indicated no effects on flight characteristics.

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

03-Jan-1963 - 810 hours

18-Feb-1964 - 1,245 hours

26-Feb-1965 - 1,460 hours

04-Mar-1966 - 1,595 hours

25-Feb-1967 - 2,238 hours

06-Mar-1968 - 3,143 hours

16-Dec-1968 - 3.540 hours

16-Jan-1970 - 4,438 hours

29-Dec-1970 - 5,280 hours

10-Jan-1972 - 6,263 hours

26-Jan-1973 - 7,329 hours

Incident: 28-Jan-1974. Carp, ON. Owner reports destroyed by fire in hanger fire.

• CF-OHD Cancelled from Canadian Civil Aircraft Register 24-Feb-1974.

Destroyed by fire


Otter 435 was delivered to Bradley Air Services Ltd., Carp, Ontario on 5th February 1962 registered CF-OHD, the first Otter to join the Bradley fleet. It served the company faithfully for nearly twelve years, until destroyed in a hangar fire at Carp on 28th January 1974. Also destroyed in that fire were two other Bradley aircraft, Twin Otter CF-DIJ (268) and DC-3 CF-TVK (27004/15559).

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