RON DUPAS COLLECTION
No. 249B. Lockheed 10-A Electra (CF-HTV c/n 1005)
Photographed by Ron Dupas

Lockheed 10-A Electra

02/15/2006. Remarks by Dean Carter: "At the history page of our website (dedicated to my father, the late Merlyn Carter) is an old photo of CF-HTV in the same colour scheme as shown above. There you also will find various other airplanes that our family has owned and operated commercially for more than fifty years in the Canadian north, including a brief history of my father's career in commercial aviation. Sadly, he was killed by a black bear on June 15, 2005 while preparing the lodge for the summer tourist fishing season. He was a great pilot and a great person.

My father bought CF-HTV in 1964 and it was used to transport fish from Great Slave, Hottah and other lakes in the Great Slave and Great Bear areas during winter months. As it had excellent short and soft field capabilities, landing strips on the ice were used. The aircraft had an accident and burned near Birch Lake, Northwest Territories, Canada, in July 1972. No one was injured, however the aircraft was destroyed. Remains of the aircraft are still there and may be easily seen by aircraft flying overhead. Several interested parties have inquired about salvaging the wreckage.

It was a beautiful airplane, I used to fly in it with my dad when I was in my teens. I believe there are only a few of these great aircraft still flying, although one 10-A is still registered in Canada. In the USA seven 10-As, one 10-B and two 10-Es are registered."

06/15/2006. Remarks by Jack McKillop: "This aircraft was built as a Model 10-C for Pan American Airways, New York, New York, USA, and registered NC14258. The eight Pan Am Model 10-Cs were equipped with 450 hp Pratt & Whitney Wasp R-1340-S3H1 nine-cylinder, air-cooled radial engines because Pan Am had a surplus of them. The aircraft was to be transferred to Pan Am's Mexican subsidiary Aerovias Centrales, S.A. of Mexico City, Mexico, but it was transferred to another Pan Am subsidiary, CUBANA (Compania Nacional Cubana de Aviation, S.A.) of Havana, Cuba, and registered NM-11 in late 1934.

On February 1, 1935, it was transferred to Aerovias Centrales in Mexico and re-registered XA-BEN but was again transferred to CUBANA on December 18, 1935. The aircraft was subsequently transferred back to the parent company, Pan American Airways, and assigned to another subsidiary, Pacific Alaska Airways as NC14258. This 10-C was again transferred to CUBANA and re-registered NM-16 and later re-registered CU-T11 in 1946.

In 1950, the aircraft was re-registered N14258 and sold to Monarch Air Service (later renamed Monarch Airways) of Dayton, Ohio, USA, and subsequently, registered to two private companies. In the mid 1950s, this aircraft was converted to a Model 10-A by replacing the Wasp R-1340 engines with 450 hp (336 KW) Wasp Jr. R-985-SB nine-cylinder, air-cooled radial engines.

After conversion, the aircraft was sold to Eastern Provincial Airways of Gander, Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada, on November 29, 1955 and registered CF-HTV. This airline used two Model 10s on services from Gander International Airport throughout Newfoundland and Labrador. This aircraft ran into a drainage ditch at Gander on November 25, 1956 while taxiing; it was badly damaged but repaired.

It was again sold to Trans-Gaspesian Airlines Ltd. (also known as Air Gaspe) of Gaspe, Quebec, in March 1960 and used for charter service. The final known sale was to Merlyn Carter, the owner of Carter Air Services, Hay River, Northwest Territories, Canada, in March 1964. This 10-A was last reported in service in Calgary, Alberta, Canada, in March 1972."

Read the type remarks on page 5752."

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