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Oh Canada

Updated: Nov 22, 2022

Lockheed Electra 1064 was imported to Canada, registration CF-BAF, and delivered to Canadian Airways, Winnipeg, on August 29, 1936. The following year, August 28, 1937, the Electra was transferred to Trans Canada Air Lines as one of the company's first aircraft. At the start of World War II, the aircraft was sold, October 23, 1939, to the RCAF where the registration was changed to 1528. May 2, 1946, saw the aircraft sold to Taylor Aviation Co., in the United States, registration NC47761; shortly after the Electra was sold again to R. Kashower and was used in Ecuador. The plane was re-registered in May 1947 to NC1622 when it was sold to Texaco; two years later the registration changed slight to NC16222 after it was donated to Purdue Aeronautics Corp on March 23, 1949. Four years later the Electra was returned to Canada when it was sold to Matane Air Services, registration CF-HED. On March 7, 1957, the aircraft was badly damaged on take-off in Matane; following repairs, the aircraft was badly damaged just two months later when it ground-looped in Franquelin on May 10, 1957. We were unable to find further information or news articles regarding this accident. Lockheed Electra 1064 was struck off from the Canadian register in October 1967.



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