RON DUPAS COLLECTION
No. 47. Avro 685 York C.Mk.I (CF-HFP) Pacific Western Airlines
Photographed at Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, by Ron Dupas

Avro 685 York C.Mk.I

08/12/2006. Remarks by Jack McKillop: "This aircraft was delivered to No.511 Squadron, RAF, at RAF Lyneham, Wiltshire, England, March 19, 1946, s/n MW233 and transferred to No.242 Squadron at RAF Merryfield, Somersetshire, England, on April 15, 1946. In April 1950, this York was placed in storage at RAF Silloth, Cumberland, England.

The aircraft was sold to Canada's Associated Airways on December 29, 1954 and register CF-HFP. This airline was involved in the construction of the Distant Early Warning (DEW) radar sites in northern Canada but the airline experienced significant losses and the transfer of a contract to service construction of the DEW Line. Associated Airways was purchased by Pacific Western Airways (PWA) in 1956 and this aircraft was part of the deal. PWA had contracts to supply the DEW line sites and continued to do so.

This aircraft was damaged beyond repair after overshooting the runway at the DEW Line site at Cape Perry, Northwest Territories, Canada, on September 13, 1956."

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