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Bell CH-146 Griffon

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Bell CH-146 Griffon, RCAF (Serial No. 146491).

The Bell CH-146 Griffon is a multi-role utility helicopter used in a wide variety of roles, including aerial firepower, reconnaissance, search and rescue and aero-mobility tasks. It has a crew of three, can carry up to ten troops and has a cruising speed of 220"“260 km/h (120"“140 kn; 140"“160 mph). The Canadian Forces purchased 100 aircraft and received them in 1995"“1997. In 2005, nine CH-146s were sold to the Allied Wings consortium to be used as trainers at No. 3 Canadian Forces Flying Training School, located at Southport Aerospace Centre just south of Portage la Prairie, Manitoba

The Griffon features GPS-satellite navigation and Doppler-radar systems. It can also be fitted with a variety of equipment, including self-defence weapons, a powerful searchlight, and a hoist to extract people and cargo from almost any terrain.. Harold Skaarup web page and RCAF web page

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CASPIR Aircraft Groups:
RCAF On Strength (100), Canadian Aircraft Losses (1)
last update: 2021-11-27 13:35:58

Griffon 146400

s/n
 146400
as/n
 146400
m/d
 Model 412CF
c/n
 46400
c/r
 C‑FVTC

Known Squadron Assignments: ;403;

Used by Bell for initial type certification flight tests at Fort Worth, Texas, registered as C-FVTC from 20 December 1994. This registration cancelled on 3 November 1997. To No. 403 (HOT) Squadron at CFB Gagetown, NB when testing completed. Damaged (Category D) while being towed at CFB Petawawa, Ontario, 25 August 2003. Painted in special overall black scheme, and given WW2 style codes "ZL*K", for No. 412 Squadron's 60th anniversary, in 2003. To Allied Wings, on civil register, on 26 January 2007, for use as trainer at No. 3 Canadian Forces Flying Training School at Southport, Manitoba. Registered as C-FYZI.

Ex CF serial number 146400 . Converted to civil configuration at Canadian Helicopters Limited, Edmonton, Alberta. To Allied Wings for use as trainer at No. 3 Canadian Forces Flying Training School at Southport, Manitoba. Unofficially known as CT-146 Outlaw. last update: 2024-February-19
   1994-November-04 Taken on Strength 2019-08-20
   2007-January-26 to Civil Register Canadian as C-FYZI with Allied Wings. 2021-12-03
   2007-January-26 Struck off Strength 2021-12-03
📙 JA Griffin (2005:Smith, Castle): 2005 191 | 2005 213

Griffon 146401

s/n
 146401
as/n
 146401
m/d
 Model 412CF
c/n
 46401
c/r
 C‑FUTT

Known Squadron Assignments: ;408;

Used by Bell for initial type certification flight tests at Fort Worth, Texas, registered as C-FUTT from 5 August to 8 October 1994. Scheduled for delivery to No. 427 (Tac Hel) Squadron at CFB Petawawa, Ontario on 13 March 1998. With No. 408 Squadron at CFB Namao, Alberta in April 2006. With Joint Task Force Afghanistan Air Wing at Kandahar, Afghanistan by 20 December 2008. Carried nose art of bat carrying a gatling gun and name "Bat Outta Hel". Still at Kandahar in December 2009. Seen at Eagle Helicopters at Calgary, Alberta on 12 September 2011, having just returned from Kandahar. last update: 2024-February-19
   1994-December-06 Taken on Strength 2019-08-20
📙 JA Griffin (2005:Smith, Castle): 2005 191 | 2005 213

Griffon 146402

s/n
 146402
as/n
 146402
m/d
 Model 412CF
c/n
 46402
c/r
 C‑FUTF

Known Squadron Assignments: ;403;

Used by Bell for initial type certification flight tests at Fort Worth, Texas, registered as C-FUTF from 19 January 1995. Scheduled for delivery to No. 403 (HOT) Squadron at CFB Gagetown, NB on 13 March 1998. To Allied Wings, on civil register, on 26 January 2007, for use as trainer at No. 3 Canadian Forces Flying Training School at Southport, Manitoba. Registered as C-FYZE.

Ex CF serial number 146402 . Converted to civil configuration at Canadian Helicopters Limited, Edmonton, Alberta. To Allied Wings for use as trainer at No. 3 Canadian Forces Flying Training School at Southport, Manitoba. Unofficially known as CT-146 Outlaw. last update: 2024-February-19
   1995-January-03 Taken on Strength 2019-08-20
   2007-January-26 to Civil Register Canadian as C-FYZE with Allied Wings 2021-12-03
📙 JA Griffin (2005:Smith, Castle): 2005 191 | 2005 213

Griffon 146403

s/n
 146403
as/n
 146403
m/d
 Model 412CF
c/n
 46403
c/r
 C‑FUTL

Known Squadron Assignments:

Registered as C-FUTL on 16 November 1994 for initial production tests. First delivered to Aerospace Engineering Test Establishment, CFB Cold Lake, Alberta. In special red and white paint by May 2006. last update: 2024-February-19
   1995-March-17 Taken on Strength 2019-08-20
📙 JA Griffin (2005:Smith, Castle): 2005 191 | 2005 213

Griffon 146404

s/n
 146404
as/n
 146404
m/d
 Model 412CF
c/n
 46404
c/r
 C‑FTXM

Known Squadron Assignments:

Registered as C-FTXM from 26 January to 22 March 1995 for production tests. First delivered to Aerospace Engineering Test Establishment, CFB Cold Lake, Alberta. To Allied Wings, on civil register, on 26 January 2007, for use as trainer at No. 3 Canadian Forces Flying Training School at Southport, Manitoba. Registered as C-FYZK.

Ex CF serial number 146404 . Converted to civil configuration at Canadian Helicopters Limited, Edmonton, Alberta. To Allied Wings for use as trainer at No. 3 Canadian Forces Flying Training School at Southport, Manitoba. Unofficially known as CT-146 Outlaw. last update: 2024-February-19
   1995-March-23 Taken on Strength 2019-08-20
   2007-January-26 to Civil Register Canadian as C-FYZK with Allied Wings 2021-12-03
📙 JA Griffin (2005:Smith, Castle): 2005 191 | 2005 213

Griffon 146405

s/n
 146405
as/n
 146405
m/d
 Model 412CF
c/n
 46405
c/r
 C‑FUBE

Known Squadron Assignments: ;403;

Registered as C-FUBE from 1 February to 1 May 1995 for production tests. First used by No. 403 (HOT) Squadron at CFB Gagetown, NB. last update: 2024-February-19
   1995-April-27 Taken on Strength 2019-08-20
📙 JA Griffin (2005:Smith, Castle): 2005 191 | 2005 213

Griffon 146406

s/n
 146406
as/n
 146406
m/d
 Model 412CF
c/n
 46406
c/r
 C‑FUBK

Known Squadron Assignments: ;403;

Registered as C-FUBK from 1 February to 21 April 1995 for production tests. First used by No. 403 (HOT) Squadron at CFB Gagetown, NB. last update: 2024-February-19
   1995-April-24 Taken on Strength 2019-08-20
📙 JA Griffin (2005:Smith, Castle): 2005 191 | 2005 213

Griffon 146407

s/n
 146407
as/n
 146407
m/d
 Model 412CF
c/n
 46407
c/r
 C‑FUFC

Known Squadron Assignments: ;403;

Registered as C-FUFC from 22 February to 30 March 1995 for production tests. First used by No. 403 (HOT) Squadron at CFB Gagetown, NB. last update: 2024-February-19
   1995-April-04 Taken on Strength 2019-08-20
📙 JA Griffin (2005:Smith, Castle): 2005 191 | 2005 213

Griffon 146408

s/n
 146408
as/n
 146408
m/d
 Model 412CF
c/n
 46408
c/r
 C‑FUFD

Known Squadron Assignments: ;403;408;

Registered as C-FUFD from 22 February to 19 April 1995 for production tests. With No. 403 (HOT) Squadron at CFB Gagetown, NB by April 1995. Later with No. 408 (Tac Hel) Squadron, CFB Edmonton, Alberta. Damaged (Category D) during night landing with Night Vision Goggles at CFB Cold Lake, Alberta, on 6 November 2003. Attempted to land on frozen muskeg, broke through as collective was lowered. Aircraft recovered, and flew to firm ground. Was not equipped with skiis. Still with 408 Squadron in 2008. last update: 2024-February-19
   1995-April-20 Taken on Strength 2019-08-20
📙 JA Griffin (2005:Smith, Castle): 2005 191 | 2005 213

Griffon 146409

s/n
 146409
as/n
 146409
m/d
 Model 412CF
c/n
 46409

Known Squadron Assignments: ;403;

Scheduled for delivery to No. 403 (HOT) Squadron at CFB Gagetown, NB on 5 May 1995. last update: 2024-February-19
   1995-May-25 Taken on Strength 2019-08-20
📙 JA Griffin (2005:Smith, Castle): 2005 191

Griffon 146410

s/n
 146410
as/n
 146410
m/d
 Model 412CF
c/n
 46410

Known Squadron Assignments: ;403;424;

Scheduled for delivery to No. 403 (HOT) Squadron at CFB Gagetown, NB on 16 May 1995. With No. 424 Squadron in February 2012, in SAR colours. last update: 2024-February-19
   1995-May-25 Taken on Strength 2019-08-20
📙 JA Griffin (2005:Smith, Castle): 2005 191

Griffon 146411

s/n
 146411
as/n
 146411
m/d
 Model 412CF
c/n
 46411
c/r
 C‑FUBE

Known Squadron Assignments: ;403;438;

Registered as C-FUBE for production tests, 26 July 1995. Note that this registration was used earlier on another CH-146. Scheduled for delivery to No. 403 (HOT) Squadron at CFB Gagetown, NB on 26 May 1995. With No. 438 Squadron at St. Hubert, Quebec as a training aid by November 2009, usually stored in hanger at the nearby Ecole Nationale d'Aeronautique. last update: 2024-February-19
   1995-May-03 Taken on Strength 2019-08-20
📙 JA Griffin (2005:Smith, Castle): 2005 191

Griffon 146412

s/n
 146412
as/n
 146412
m/d
 Model 412CF
c/n
 46412

Known Squadron Assignments: ;417;438;

Scheduled for delivery to No. 417 (CS) Squadron at CFB Cold Lake, Alberta on 6 June 1995. With 438 Squadron at St. Hubert, Quebec in August 2008. Still at St. Hubert in May 2009. Seen at Vancouver airport on 7 November 2009. With 438 Squadron in February 2010, when it was detached to BC for Operation Podium (winter olympics security). last update: 2024-February-19
   1995-June-01 Taken on Strength 2019-08-20
📙 JA Griffin (2005:Smith, Castle): 2005 191

Griffon 146413

s/n
 146413
as/n
 146413
m/d
 Model 412CF
c/n
 46413

Known Squadron Assignments: ;417;438;

Scheduled for delivery to No. 417 (CS) Squadron at CFB Cold Lake, Alberta on 15 June 1995. With No. 438 Squadron at St. Hubert, Quebec in July 2007. Still at St. Hubert in August 2008. last update: 2024-February-19
   1995-June-13 Taken on Strength 2019-08-20
📙 JA Griffin (2005:Smith, Castle): 2005 191

Griffon 146414

s/n
 146414
as/n
 146414
m/d
 Model 412CF
c/n
 46414

Known Squadron Assignments: ;417;408

Scheduled for delivery to No. 417 (CS) Squadron at CFB Cold Lake, Alberta on 27 June 1995. With No. 408 Squadron at CFB Namao, Alberta in April 2006. Used in Afghanistan by 2009. Carried nose art and name "Ace of Spades", refering to number of bird strikes. Later carried Popeye art work and name "To the Finish". To Alpine Aerotech Maintenance at Kelowna, BC for overhual when returned to Canada in 2011. last update: 2024-February-19
   1995-June-20 Taken on Strength 2019-08-20
📙 JA Griffin (2005:Smith, Castle): 2005 191

Griffon 146415

s/n
 146415
as/n
 146415
m/d
 Model 412CF
c/n
 46415

Known Squadron Assignments: ;439;417;

Scheduled for delivery to No. 439 (CS) Squadron at CFB Bagotville, Quebec on 7 July 1995. With No. 417 (CS) Squadron at CFB Cold Lake, Alberta by 1998 in yellow SAR markings, still there in 2006, 2007, and 2009. Took part in 2005 Abbotsford air show. At Cold Lake in 2010, operated by No. 417 Squadron. last update: 2024-February-19
   1995-June-29 Taken on Strength 2019-08-20
📙 JA Griffin (2005:Smith, Castle): 2005 191

Griffon 146416

s/n
 146416
as/n
 146416
m/d
 Model 412CF
c/n
 46416

Known Squadron Assignments: ;439;417;

Scheduled for delivery to No. 439 (CS) Squadron at CFB Bagotville, Quebec on 1 August 1995. With No. 417 (CS) Squadron at CFB Cold Lake, Alberta by 1998. last update: 2024-February-19
   1995-June-29 Taken on Strength 2019-08-20
📙 JA Griffin (2005:Smith, Castle): 2005 191

Griffon 146417

s/n
 146417
as/n
 146417
m/d
 Model 412CF
c/n
 46417

Known Squadron Assignments: ;439;417;

Scheduled for delivery to No. 439 (CS) Squadron at CFB Bagotville, Quebec on 10 August 1995. At Cold Lake in 2010, operated by No. 417 Squadron. On display at Windsor air show in August 2010. last update: 2024-February-19
   1995-July-14 Taken on Strength 2019-08-20
📙 JA Griffin (2005:Smith, Castle): 2005 191

Griffon 146418

s/n
 146418
as/n
 146418
m/d
 Model 412CF
c/n
 46418

Known Squadron Assignments: ;444;439;

Scheduled for delivery to No. 444 (CS) Squadron, CFB Goose Bay, Newfoundland, on 21 August 1995. Later with No. 439 (Combat Support) Squadron, CFB Bagotville, Quebec. last update: 2024-February-19
   1995-August-09 Taken on Strength 2019-08-20
📙 JA Griffin (2005:Smith, Castle): 2005 191

Griffon 146419

s/n
 146419
as/n
 146419
m/d
 Model 412CF
c/n
 46419

Known Squadron Assignments: ;444;3 Wing;439;;408;424;

Scheduled for delivery to No. 444 (CS) Squadron, CFB Goose Bay, Newfoundland, on 30 August 1995. With 3 Wing at CFB Bagotville in June 1996, still in camauflage paint. With No. 439 Combat Support Squadron, CFB Bagotville, Quebec c.2000, in yellow SAR finish. With No. 408 Squadron at CFB Edmonton, Alberta in April 2006.
With No. 424 Squadron at CFB Trenton in summer of 2008, still there in 2010. Took part in rescue of stranded motorists west of London, Ontario following major snow storm in December 2010. On display at Hamilton Air show in June 2011.

On December 17, 2013, this a/c was assigned to 424 T&R Sqn when it responded to a JRCC mission call for Fire Evacuation in Kingston, Ontario. In dramatic fashion, the stand by crew rescued a crane operator who was trapped at the tip of the crane as the cabin was engulfed in flames. last update: 2024-February-19
   1995-August-21 Taken on Strength 2019-08-20
📙 JA Griffin (2005:Smith, Castle): 2005 191

Griffon 146420

s/n
 146420
as/n
 146420
m/d
 Model 412CF
c/n
 46420

Known Squadron Assignments: ;444

Scheduled for delivery to No. 444 (CS) Squadron, CFB Goose Bay, Newfoundland, on 11 September 1995. Still with this unit when it crashed and was destroyed after tail rotor left aircraft, 100 NM north of Goose Bay, while on SAR mission on 18 July 2002. Aircraft was about 100 to 200 feet above ground level, under low cloud cover, at the time. 2 pilots killed (Capt. J-A MacKenzie and Capt. C.J. Sonoski), 2 Flight Engineers seriously injured. Investigation blamed tail rotor fatigue, starting at a small nick on one blade. Portion of blade detached, resulting imbalance resulted in entire tail rotor assembly detaching. Capt. MacKenzie was probably first female CF pilot killed in an operational crash. last update: 2024-February-19
   1995-August-21 Taken on Strength 2019-08-20
   2002-July-18 Accident Crash Crashed on SAR mission. See comments. 2019-08-20
   2002-July-18 Struck off Strength 2021-12-06

SOE 2002-07-18 to 2002-07-18

444 () () CFB Goose Bay, Newfoundland
Scheduled for delivery to No. 444 (CS) Squadron, CFB Goose Bay, Newfoundland, on 11 September 1995. Still with this unit when it crashed and was destroyed after tail rotor left aircraft, 100 NM north of Goose Bay, while on SAR mission on 18 July 2002. Aircraft was about 100 to 200 feet above ground level, under low cloud cover, at the time. 2 pilots killed (Capt. J-A MacKenzie and Capt. C.J. Sonoski), 2 Flight Engineers seriously injured. Investigation blamed tail rotor fatigue, starting at a small nick on one blade. Portion of blade detached, resulting imbalance resulted in entire tail rotor assembly detaching. Capt. MacKenzie was probably first female CF pilot killed in an operational crash.

2002-July-18 KIFA RCAF Captain Juli-Ann MacKenzie 2022-10-17
2002-July-18 KIFA RCAF Captain Colin Joseph Sonoski 2022-10-17
📙 JA Griffin (2005:Smith, Castle): 2005 191

Griffon 146421

s/n
 146421
as/n
 146421
m/d
 Model 412CF
c/n
 46421

Known Squadron Assignments: ;417;444;

Scheduled for delivery to No. 417 (CS) Squadron at CFB Cold Lake, Alberta on 20 September 1995. Category A crash at Goose Bay on 12 November 1996. Rescue 421(R421), a 444 Combat Support (CS) Squadron Griffon, was tasked by Rescue Coordination Centre (RCC) Halifax to medevac a critically ill sailor (patient condition described as bleeding ulcer, coughing up blood) from a fishing trawler near Resolution Island (Medevac Vesturvon). The mission involved a six hour transit flight with two enroute fuel stops, a one hour station time, and a one hour transit to hospital (Iqaluit). R421 departed Goose Bay 12 Nov 96 at 1040 hours (all times local), but returned ten minutes later with an engine chip light. Following maintenance action the aircraft launched again at 1246 hours and proceeded to the first re-fueling stop at Nain. The aircrew departed Nain after a short station stop and donned their Night Vision Goggles (NVG) for the flight to the fuel cache at Port Burwell. Enroute they encountered turbulence and deteriorating weather and climbed above a broken cloud layer at 8000 feet ASL. Approaching the entrance to Grenfell Sound they descended through a hole in the clouds to proceed up McLelan Strait. Reduced visibility in snow showers forced the crew to execute a 180- degree turn and land at Cape Labrador. Ten minutes later, they took off again and were forced to return to Cape Labrador a second time where they shut down to conserve fuel. They contacted Rescue 311 (Hercules top cover) prior to shutting down and agreed to re-establish communications at 2100 hours. The Hercules advised they were proceeding to the fishing boat to para-drop two SAR Techs into the water in order to board the trawler and treat the patient. A short time later the crew observed a significant improvement in the weather and elected to attempt the flight to Port Burwell (17 NM). This flight was conducted without contacting the Hercules a/c or any other control agency. As they approached the western end of McLelan Strait they experienced a rapid reduction of visibility due to snow showers. While transiting to an apparent landing site on the south shore of Killiniq Island, visual reference was lost and the a/c impacted the water. The crew successfully executed an underwater egress and swam to shore. They spent the next thirty-four hours struggling to survive the sub-zero conditions while awaiting rescue. The ensuing investigation pointed primarily to crew competency, NVG training, supervision and by the crew being unduly influenced by the perceived urgency of the mission. last update: 2024-February-19
   1995-September-12 Taken on Strength 2019-08-20
   1998-February-13 Struck off Strength after crash 2021-12-06
   1998-February-13 Accident Category A 2021-12-06
📙 JA Griffin (2005:Smith, Castle): 2005 191

Griffon 146422

s/n
 146422
as/n
 146422
m/d
 Model 412CF
c/n
 46422

Known Squadron Assignments: ;430e;444;424;

Scheduled for delivery to 430e Escadron Tactique d'Hélicoptères at CFB Valcartier, Quebec on 29 September 1995. Later with No. 444 (CS) Squadron. Suffered “C” Cat damage on 7 Dec 2006 near Goose Bay, NF 146422, from 5 Wing Goose Bay, had completed overnight survival exercise and were starting the aircraft for the return trip to the base. As the outside air temperature (OAT) was approximately -10C, the crew conducted the Cold Weather Start Procedure (CWSP) on engine #1. Once engine #1 fuel control unit was back in automatic mode, the crew proceeded to start engine #2. Engine #2 was not started using the CWSP as engine N1 was observed below 62% and the checklist procedure available to the crew at the time did not require a CWSP if N1 speed was within 61+/-1%. The crew proceeded with aircraft systems check. The left-seat pilot advised the pilot at the controls (right seat) that the rotor RPM (NR) was high. The pilot at the controls then rolled down the throttles to keep NR at 85%. On a second occasion, the left-seat pilot noticed NR still high. He then reduced the throttles further without advising the pilot at the controls so as not to interrupt the pilot's systems checks. Shortly afterwards the aircraft experienced a main rotor overspeed in excess of 120% NR, sustaining serious damage. The investigation revealed three main contributing factors to this accident. First, critical information was not available to the crew. The 61+/-1% N1 criterion for CWSP had been removed from the procedure via an MCOIN 1 message on 16 Nov 06. Since the MCOIN application had neither been installed on the unit's computers, nor was the staff aware of the MCOIN program, the message was not read and the new information was not relayed to the crew. Second, the left-seat pilot moved the throttles without informing the pilot at the controls, thus reducing his awareness of the developing situation. Third, the crew did not recognize the onset of engine overspeed when they had to reduce throttle twice to keep NR within limits.Took part in St. Thomas, Ontario air show June 2007. With 424 Squadron at CFB Trenton, in yellow SAR scheme, in 2009. Transported by CC-177 from Trenton to Haiti in January 2010 for earthquake relief work, second CH-146 to Haiti. On display at St. Thomas, Ontario air show in June 2011. Still with 424 Squadron in June 2014. last update: 2024-February-19
   1995-September-26 Taken on Strength 2019-08-20
   2006-December-07 Accident Category C 2021-12-06
📙 JA Griffin (2005:Smith, Castle): 2005 191

Griffon 146423

s/n
 146423
as/n
 146423
m/d
 Model 412CF
c/n
 46423

Known Squadron Assignments: ;430e;

Scheduled for delivery to 430e Escadron Tactique d'Hélicoptères at CFB Valcartier, Quebec on 11 October 1995. last update: 2024-February-19
   1995-September-27 Taken on Strength 2019-08-20
📙 JA Griffin (2005:Smith, Castle): 2005 191

Griffon 146424

s/n
 146424
as/n
 146424
m/d
 Model 412CF
c/n
 46424

Known Squadron Assignments: ;430e;

Scheduled for delivery to 430e Escadron Tactique d'Hélicoptères at CFB Valcartier, Quebec on 20 October 1995. last update: 2024-February-19
   1995-October-10 Taken on Strength 2019-08-20
📙 JA Griffin (2005:Smith, Castle): 2005 191

Griffon 146425

s/n
 146425
as/n
 146425
m/d
 Model 412CF
c/n
 46425

Known Squadron Assignments: ;430e;438;

Scheduled for delivery to 430e Escadron Tactique d'Hélicoptères at CFB Valcartier, Quebec on 31 October 1995. With No. 438 Squadron at St. Hubert, Quebec in July 2007. Served with Canadian Helicopter Force (Afghanistan). Suffered “C” Cat damage on 22 Sep 2009 in Afghanistan. 146425 was delivering equipment to a Forward Operating
Base (FOB). The crew had to abort their first approach due to the intensity of the dust cloud on short final. The occurrence took place on the approach and landing from the second approach, which was flown at a slightly higher speed than the Standard Manoeuvre Manual (SMM) directed slow walking pace. This was done to keep the dust cloud behind the helicopter and allow the crew to maintain visual references for a longer time. Very late on the approach the crew lost visual references but deemed the conditions to be within the criteria of the SMM to continue the approach to the ground. The higher approach speed required a greater than normal flare (9 degrees nose-up vice 5 degrees) to slow the helicopter prior to touch down. The aircraft touched down on the aft portion of the skids and the flying pilot reduced collective rapidly to make sure the aircraft would not become airborne again. When the collective was reduced the aircraft rotated forward to almost 8 degrees nose down and the WSPS heavily impacted the ground, after which the helicopter rocked fore and aft a few times. The WSPS dug into the ground and in doing so damaged the supporting bulkhead inside the fuselage. Following a preliminary damage assessment (the crew was not aware of the bulkhead damage), the crew continued the mission and returned to the main operating base, where more extensive damage was discovered. The investigation also found that the aircraft did not have sufficient power available to conduct the mission under the given environmental conditions and aircraft weight. Both Inter-Turbine Temperature and Gas Producer RPM limits were exceeded on the overshoot from the first approach and on the departure from the FOB after the occurrence.

Operating in Afghanistan from Kandahar airport in 2010. Carried nose art of dragon carrying two machine guns. Tail rotor damaged in heavy landing at Kandahar on 1 August 2010. last update: 2024-February-19
   1995-October-31 Taken on Strength 2019-08-20
   2009-September-22 Accident Category C 2021-12-06
   2010-August-01 Accident Category C 2021-12-06
📙 JA Griffin (2005:Smith, Castle): 2005 191

Griffon 146426

s/n
 146426
as/n
 146426
m/d
 Model 412CF
c/n
 46426

Known Squadron Assignments: ;430e;

Scheduled for delivery to 430e Escadron Tactique d'Hélicoptères at CFB Valcartier, Quebec on 9 November 1995. With Aerospace Engineering Test Establishment at CFB Cold Lake, Alberta in 2010. last update: 2024-February-19
   1995-October-31 Taken on Strength 2019-08-20
📙 JA Griffin (2005:Smith, Castle): 2005 191

Griffon 146427

s/n
 146427
as/n
 146427
m/d
 Model 412CF
c/n
 46427

Known Squadron Assignments: ;430e;427;

Scheduled for delivery to 430e Escadron Tactique d'Hélicoptères at CFB Valcartier, Quebec on 20 November 1995. Transferred to 427 Sqn for SOF support and painted in overall blue with tone-down markings. Category C damage on 15 March 2008, when cabin door came off in flight at Carlsbad, California. last update: 2024-February-19
   1995-November-17 Taken on Strength 2019-08-20
   2008-March-15 Accident Category C 2021-12-06
📙 JA Griffin (2005:Smith, Castle): 2005 191

Griffon 146428

s/n
 146428
as/n
 146428
m/d
 Model 412CF
c/n
 46428
c/r
 C‑FYZL

Known Squadron Assignments: ;430e;

Scheduled for delivery to 430e Escadron Tactique d'Hélicoptères at CFB Valcartier, Quebec on 29 November 1995. Still with this unit when deployed to Haiti in 1997, in support of UN mission. To Allied Wings, on civil register, on 26 January 2007, for use as trainer at No. 3 Canadian Forces Flying Training School at Southport, Manitoba. Registered as C-FYZL.

Ex CF serial number 146428. Converted to civil configuration at Canadian Helicopters Limited, Edmonton, Alberta. To Allied Wings for use as trainer at No. 3 Canadian Forces Flying Training School at Southport, Manitoba. Unofficially known as CT-146 Outlaw. Still in use at Portage in 2012. last update: 2024-February-19
   1995-November-09 Taken on Strength 2019-08-20
   2007-January-26 to Civil Register Canadian with Allied Wings 2021-12-06
   2007-January-26 Struck off Strength 2021-12-06
📙 JA Griffin (2005:Smith, Castle): 2005 191

Griffon 146429

s/n
 146429
as/n
 146429
m/d
 Model 412CF
c/n
 46429

Known Squadron Assignments: ;430e;438;

Scheduled for delivery to 430e Escadron Tactique d'Hélicoptères at CFB Valcartier, Quebec on 11 October 1995. Still with this unit when deployed to Haiti in 1997, in support of UN mission. With No. 438 Squadron at St. Hubert, Quebec in July 2007. Still at St. Hubert in August 2008, and May 2009. Seen at Hamilton, Ontario on 4 November 2009. Received special markings for 438 Squadron's 70th anniversary by summer of 2010. last update: 2024-February-19
   1995-December-07 Taken on Strength 2019-08-20
📙 JA Griffin (2005:Smith, Castle): 2005 191

Griffon 146430

s/n
 146430
as/n
 146430
m/d
 Model 412CF
c/n
 46430

Known Squadron Assignments: ;430e;403;

Scheduled for delivery to 430e Escadron Tactique d'Hélicoptères at CFB Valcartier, Quebec on 19 December 1995. With No. 403 (HOT) Squadron at CFB Gagetown, NB, c.2005. Fitted with gun doors while with this unit. This a/c was deployed to Northern Iraq in 2016 in gunship configuration as part of Op IMPACT. In 2017, in honour of the 75th anniversary of 430 Sqn, this a/c received a special overall black paint scheme with blue accent anniversary markings. last update: 2024-February-19
   1995-December-18 Taken on Strength 2019-08-20
📙 JA Griffin (2005:Smith, Castle): 2005 191

Griffon 146431

s/n
 146431
as/n
 146431
m/d
 Model 412CF
c/n
 46431
c/r
 C‑FYZM

Known Squadron Assignments: ;430e;408;

Scheduled for delivery to 430e Escadron Tactique d'Hélicoptères at CFB Valcartier, Quebec on 8 January 1996. Still with this unit when deployed to Haiti in 1997, in support of UN mission. With No. 408 (Tac Hel) Squadron at CFB Edmonton, Alberta in 2000. To Allied Wings, on civil register, on 26 January 2007, for use as trainer at No. 3 Canadian Forces Flying Training School at Southport, Manitoba. Registered as C-FYZM.

Ex CF serial number 146431. Converted to civil configuration at Canadian Helicopters Limited, Edmonton, Alberta. To Allied Wings for use as trainer at No. 3 Canadian Forces Flying Training School at Southport, Manitoba. Unofficially known as CT-146 Outlaw. Still in use at Portage in 2012. last update: 2024-February-19
   1996-January-10 Taken on Strength 2019-08-20
   2007-January-26 to Civil Register Canadian see comments 2021-12-06
   2007-January-26 Struck off Strength 2021-12-06
📙 JA Griffin (2005:Smith, Castle): 2005 191

Griffon 146432

s/n
 146432
as/n
 146432
m/d
 Model 412CF
c/n
 46432

Known Squadron Assignments: ;430e;

Scheduled for delivery to 430e Escadron Tactique d'Hélicoptères at CFB Valcartier, Quebec on 17 January 1996. Took part in Canadian National Airshow at Toronto in September 2012. last update: 2024-February-19
   1996-January-17 Taken on Strength 2019-08-20
📙 JA Griffin (2005:Smith, Castle): 2005 191

Griffon 146433

s/n
 146433
as/n
 146433
m/d
 Model 412CF
c/n
 46433

Known Squadron Assignments: ;430e;

Scheduled for delivery to 430e Escadron Tactique d'Hélicoptères at CFB Valcartier, Quebec on 26 January 1996. Still with this unit when deployed to Haiti in 1997, in support of UN mission. Category C damage to tail boom discovered during pre-flight inspection at CFB Cold Lake, Alberta on 11 December 2008. With Aerospace Engineering Test Establishment at CFB Cold Lake, Alberta in 2010. last update: 2024-February-19
   1996-January-23 Taken on Strength 2019-08-20
   2008-December-11 Accident Category C 2021-12-06
📙 JA Griffin (2005:Smith, Castle): 2005 191

Griffon 146434

s/n
 146434
as/n
 146434
m/d
 Model 412CF
c/n
 46434

Known Squadron Assignments: ;430e;408;

Scheduled for delivery to 430e Escadron Tactique d'Hélicoptères at CFB Valcartier, Quebec on 6 February 1996. With No. 408 (Tac Hel) Squadron, CFB Edmonton, in 2003. Operated at CFB Wainwright for Exercise Resolute Warrior, in April of that year. Carried Skyhawks parachute demonstration team at CFB Valcartier, Quebec on 28 August 2003. Door open Vne was exceeded after team departed aircraft, LH cargo door came off and struck rotors. Aircraft recovered without further damage. Category C damage. Back with 430e Esc. by April 2007.

Loaded in a CC-177 at Mirabel Airport on 17 December 2008, for shipment to Afghanistan, where it was used in support of NATO operations. On 6 Jul 2009, 146434 was tasked to transfer two passengers to and from a Forward Operating Base (FOB). As power was increased for the takeoff a very large dustball developed. Immediately after takeoff, the aircraft drifted forward and to the right, struck a barrier, rotated left, rolled onto its right side and caught fire. One pilot was unharmed, one sustained minor injuries and one passenger suffered serious injuries. The remaining three personnel tragically perished in the crash. The aircraft was destroyed. In consideration of the anticipated dustball and high density altitude conditions, the crew combined the maximum performance and instrument takeoff (ITO) procedures. Unintentional forward and right drift was induced at takeoff by the helicopter’s inherent hover instability and the lack of adequate pilot instrumentation. During the takeoff and while cross- checking flight instruments, the Flying Pilot lost visual references, reduced power, which slowed the helicopter’s climb momentum, and inadvertently made a right cyclic input that exacerbated the helicopter’s right drift. Additional right drift was introduced with the zero pitch and roll attitude technique of the ITO. In addition, the intense dustball created a degraded visual environment that removed the crew’s visual references, impairing their ability to see and avoid the barrier. The investigation identified that the aircraft weight exceeded limits, the crew did not complete pre-flight performance calculations and, they attempted the takeoff without knowing the helicopter’s available power. Errors and omissions in critical operational and technical reference material precluded the crew from accurately conducting essential pre-flight calculations had they attempted to do so. Furthermore, evidence existed of a systemic lack of understanding within the CH146 community of how to correctly utilize performance data. Aircraft had 3,657.5 logged time when written off. last update: 2024-February-19
   1996-January-30 Taken on Strength 2019-08-20
   2003-August-28 Accident Category C 2021-12-06
   2009-July-06 Accident Category A Destroyed by fire, see comments 2021-12-06
   2009-July-06 Struck off Strength 2021-12-06
📙 JA Griffin (2005:Smith, Castle): 2005 191

Griffon 146435

s/n
 146435
as/n
 146435
m/d
 Model 412CF
c/n
 46435

Known Squadron Assignments: ;430e;

Scheduled for delivery to 430e Escadron Tactique d'Hélicoptères at CFB Valcartier, Quebec on 15 February 1996. Still with this unit in 2005. This a/c was deployed to Northern Iraq in 2016 as part of Op IMPACT. last update: 2024-February-19
   1996-March-08 Taken on Strength 2019-08-20
📙 JA Griffin (2005:Smith, Castle): 2005 191

Griffon 146436

s/n
 146436
as/n
 146436
m/d
 Model 412CF
c/n
 46436

Known Squadron Assignments: ;430e;

Scheduled for delivery to 430e Escadron Tactique d'Hélicoptères at CFB Valcartier, Quebec on 26 February 1996. Still with this unit when deployed to Haiti in 1997, in support of UN mission. Category C damage at CFB Wainwright, Alberta on 5 October 2008, mast over torque in flight. On display at Halifax harbour for Navy Day, June 2009. This a/c was deployed to Northern Iraq in 2016 as part of Op IMPACT. This a/c was deployed to Mali for UN support operations during Op PRESENCE in 2018. last update: 2024-February-19
   1996-March-01 Taken on Strength 2019-08-20
   2008-October-05 Accident Category C 2021-12-06
📙 JA Griffin (2005:Smith, Castle): 2005 191

Griffon 146437

s/n
 146437
as/n
 146437
m/d
 Model 412CF
c/n
 46437

Known Squadron Assignments: ;1 Wing;408;430;

Scheduled for delivery to 1 Wing at CFB Kingston, Ontario on 6 March 1996. Seen in special D-Day markings: invasion stripes, RAF style roundels and fin flash, coded "EQ*P". With No. 408 Squadron at CFB Namao, Alberta when it took part in Exercise Resolute Warrior at CFB Wainwright, Alberta in 2003. Still with this unit in April 2006 and in 2009. With 430 Sqn as of 2017. last update: 2024-February-19
   1996-March-08 Taken on Strength 2019-08-20
📙 JA Griffin (2005:Smith, Castle): 2005 191

Griffon 146438

s/n
 146438
as/n
 146438
m/d
 Model 412CF
c/n
 46438

Known Squadron Assignments: ;2 Wing;430e;438;

Scheduled for delivery to 2 Wing at CFB Borden, Ontario on 15 March 1996. Later with 430e Escadron Tactique d'Hélicoptères at CFB Valcartier, Quebec. With No. 438 Squadron at St. Hubert, Quebec in July 2007. Still at St. Hubert in August 2008. Loaded in a CC-177 at Mirabel Airport on 17 December 2008, for shipment to Afghanistan, where it will be used in support of NATO operations. With 438 Squadron in February 2010, when it was detached to BNC for Operation Podium (winter olympics security). Received special markings for 438 Squadron's 70th anniversary by summer of 2010. last update: 2024-February-19
   1996-March-20 Taken on Strength 2019-08-20
📙 JA Griffin (2005:Smith, Castle): 2005 191

Griffon 146439

s/n
 146439
as/n
 146439
m/d
 Model 412CF
c/n
 46439

Known Squadron Assignments: ;430e;439;

Scheduled for delivery to 430e Escadron Tactique d'Hélicoptères at CFB Valcartier, Quebec on 26 March 1996. Later with No. 439 Combat Support Squadron, CFB Bagotville, Quebec. Took part in SAREX 2004 at CFB Comox, BC, with tiger stripes on tail boom. Still in this scheme, still with 439 Squadron, in May 2005. Seen at Opa Locka, Florida in February 2016. The a/c subsequently received a full Tiger bird paint scheme in 2017. last update: 2024-February-19
   1996-March-20 Taken on Strength 2019-08-20
📙 JA Griffin (2005:Smith, Castle): 2005 191

Griffon 146440

s/n
 146440
as/n
 146440
m/d
 Model 412CF
c/n
 46440

Known Squadron Assignments: ;1 Wing;408;

Scheduled for delivery to 1 Wing at CFB Kingston, Ontario on 4 April 1996. Also reported as scheduled for use by No. 1 Tactical Aviation Support Squadron, for use by reserve units at CFB St. Hubert, Quebec. Operated in Bosnia by crews from No. 408 (Tac Hel) Squadron as part of the TFBH (Task Force Bosnia-Herzegovina) Helicopter Detachment, as part of Operation Palladium, c.1996. last update: 2024-February-19
   1996-May-02 Taken on Strength 2019-08-20
📙 JA Griffin (2005:Smith, Castle): 2005 192

Griffon 146441

s/n
 146441
as/n
 146441
m/d
 Model 412CF
c/n
 46441

Known Squadron Assignments: ;2 Wing;1 TASS;408;

Scheduled for delivery to 2 Wing at CFB Borden, Ontario on 16 April 1996. Also reported as scheduled for use by No. 1 Tactical Aviation Support Squadron, for use by reserve units at CFB St. Hubert, Quebec. With No. 408 Squadron at CFB Namao, Alberta in April 2006. Seen at Vancouver airport on 7 November 2009 as part of winter olympics security. last update: 2024-February-19
   1996-April-03 Taken on Strength 2019-08-20
📙 JA Griffin (2005:Smith, Castle): 2005 192

Griffon 146442

s/n
 146442
as/n
 146442
m/d
 Model 412CF
c/n
 46442

Known Squadron Assignments: ;1 TASS;

Originally scheduled for delivery to No. 450 Squadron on 15 April 1996, but this unit disbanded in 1996. Also reported as scheduled for use by No. 1 Tactical Aviation Support Squadron, for use by reserve units at CFB St. Hubert, Quebec. last update: 2024-February-19
   1996-May-02 Taken on Strength 2019-08-20
📙 JA Griffin (2005:Smith, Castle): 2005 192

Griffon 146443

s/n
 146443
as/n
 146443
m/d
 Model 412CF
c/n
 46443
c/r
 C‑FYZR

Known Squadron Assignments: ;1 TASS;

Originally scheduled for delivery to No. 450 Squadron on 6 May 1996, but this unit disbanded in 1996. Also reported as scheduled for use by No. 1 Tactical Aviation Support Squadron, for use by reserve units at CFB St. Hubert, Quebec. To civil register, on 28 September 2006, for use as trainer at No. 3 Canadian Forces Flying Training School at Southport, Manitoba. Registered as C-FYZR. Registration cancelled on 20 December 2006, then transferred to Allied Wings on 26 January 2007.

Ex CF serial number 146443 . Probably used as prototype trainer conversion. Converted to civil configuration at Canadian Helicopters Limited, Edmonton, Alberta. Registered to Allied Wings on 26 January 2007 for use as trainer at No. 3 Canadian Forces Flying Training School at Southport, Manitoba. Unofficially known as CT-146 Outlaw. Still in use at Portage in 2012. last update: 2024-February-19
   1996-May-08 Taken on Strength 2019-08-20
   2006-September-28 to Civil Register Canadian as C-FYZR as trainer at No. 3 Canadian Forces Flying Training School 2021-12-08
   2007-January-26 to Civil Register Canadian with Allied Wings 2021-12-08
📙 JA Griffin (2005:Smith, Castle): 2005 192

Griffon 146444

s/n
 146444
as/n
 146444
m/d
 Model 412CF
c/n
 46444

Known Squadron Assignments: ;2 Wing;1 TASS;408;

Scheduled for delivery to 2 Wing at CFB Borden, Ontario on 27 May 1996. Also reported as scheduled for use by No. 1 Tactical Aviation Support Squadron, for use by reserve units at CFB St. Hubert, Quebec. With No. 408 Squadron at CFB Namao, Alberta in April 2006. Air transported to the Phillipines for relief operations after Hurricane, fall of 2013. last update: 2024-February-19
   1996-May-08 Taken on Strength 2019-08-20
📙 JA Griffin (2005:Smith, Castle): 2005 192

Griffon 146445

s/n
 146445
as/n
 146445
m/d
 Model 412CF
c/n
 46445

Known Squadron Assignments: ;1 TASS;

Originally scheduled for delivery to No. 450 Squadron on 27 May 1996, but this unit disbanded in 1996. Also reported as scheduled for use by No. 1 Tactical Aviation Support Squadron, for use by reserve units at CFB St. Hubert, Quebec. last update: 2024-February-19
   1996-May-29 Taken on Strength 2019-08-20
📙 JA Griffin (2005:Smith, Castle): 2005 192

Griffon 146446

s/n
 146446
as/n
 146446
m/d
 Model 412CF
c/n
 46446

Known Squadron Assignments: ;1 TASS;438;

Originally scheduled for delivery to No. 450 Squadron on 5 June 1996, but this unit disbanded in 1996. Also reported as scheduled for use by No. 1 Tactical Aviation Support Squadron, for use by reserve units at CFB St. Hubert, Quebec. At Acrohelipro at Langley, BC for overhaul in fall of 2007. Back at St. Hubert with No. 438 Squadron by May 2009. Received special markings for 438 Squadron's 70th anniversary by summer of 2010. last update: 2024-February-19
   1996-June-10 Taken on Strength 2019-08-20
📙 JA Griffin (2005:Smith, Castle): 2005 192

Griffon 146447

s/n
 146447
as/n
 146447
m/d
 Model 412CF
c/n
 46447
c/r
 C‑FYZP

Known Squadron Assignments: ;1 TASS;417;

Originally scheduled for delivery to No. 450 Squadron on 14 June 1996, but this unit disbanded in 1996. Also reported as scheduled for use by No. 1 Tactical Aviation Support Squadron, for use by reserve units at CFB St. Hubert, Quebec. With No. 417 (CS) Squadron at CFB Cold Lake, Alberta in 2006. To Allied Wings, on civil register, on 26 January 2007, for use as trainer at No. 3 Canadian Forces Flying Training School at Southport, Manitoba. Registered as C-FYZP.

Ex CF serial number 146447 . Converted to civil configuration at Canadian Helicopters Limited, Edmonton, Alberta. To Allied Wings for use as trainer at No. 3 Canadian Forces Flying Training School at Southport, Manitoba. Unofficially known as CT-146 Outlaw. Still in use at Portage in 2012. On static display at Abbotsford air show in August 2015. last update: 2024-February-19
   1996-June-14 Taken on Strength 2019-08-20
   2007-January-26 to Civil Register Canadian as C-FYZP with Allied Wings 2021-12-08
📙 JA Griffin (2005:Smith, Castle): 2005 192

Griffon 146448

s/n
 146448
as/n
 146448
m/d
 Model 412CF
c/n
 46448

Known Squadron Assignments: ;403;438;

Originally scheduled for delivery to No. 450 Squadron on 26 June 1996, but this unit disbanded in 1996. Also reported as scheduled for delivery to No. 403 (HOT) Squadron at CFB Gagetown, NB. With 438 Squadron in February 2010, when it was detached to BNC for Operation Podium (winter olympics security). This a/c was deployed to Mali for UN support operations during Operation PRESENCE in 2018. last update: 2024-February-19
   1996-June-20 Taken on Strength 2019-08-20
📙 JA Griffin (2005:Smith, Castle): 2005 192

Griffon 146449

s/n
 146449
as/n
 146449
m/d
 Model 412CF
c/n
 46449

Known Squadron Assignments: ;438e;

Scheduled for delivery to 1 Wing at CFB Kingston, Ontario on 8 July 1996. With 438e Escadron Tactique d'Hélicoptères at CFB St. Hubert, Quebec when it operated in support of forest fire suppression in Quebec in 2004. Still with this unit in February 2008, carrying special markings for the squadron's 75th anniversery in 2009. Static display at Lakeland, Florida air show on 7 April 2008. Still at St. Hubert in August 2008, in these markings. Visited London, Ontario in November 2008, still in special markings. This a/c was deployed to Northern Iraq in 2016 as part of Op IMPACT. last update: 2024-February-19
   1996-June-24 Taken on Strength 2019-08-20
📙 JA Griffin (2005:Smith, Castle): 2005 192

Griffon 146450

s/n
 146450
as/n
 146450
m/d
 Model 412CF
c/n
 46450

Known Squadron Assignments: ;408;400;439;

Scheduled for delivery to No. 408 (Tac Hel) Squadron at CFB Edmonton, Alberta on 31 July 1996. Also reported as scheduled for use by No. 400 Squadron at CFB Borden, Ontario. With No. 439 Squadron, in SAR markings, 2007. last update: 2024-February-19
   1996-July-05 Taken on Strength 2019-08-20
📙 JA Griffin (2005:Smith, Castle): 2005 192

Griffon 146451

s/n
 146451
as/n
 146451
m/d
 Model 412CF
c/n
 46451
c/r
 C‑FYZT

Known Squadron Assignments: ;408;400;

Scheduled for delivery to No. 408 (Tac Hel) Squadron at CFB Edmonton, Alberta on 9 August 1996. Also reported as scheduled for use by No. 400 Squadron at CFB Borden, Ontario. To Allied Wings, on civil register, on 26 January 2007, for use as trainer at No. 3 Canadian Forces Flying Training School at Southport, Manitoba. Registered as C-FYZT.

Ex CF serial number 146451 . Converted to civil configuration at Canadian Helicopters Limited, Edmonton, Alberta. To Allied Wings for use as trainer at No. 3 Canadian Forces Flying Training School at Southport, Manitoba. Unofficially known as CT-146 Outlaw. Still in use at Portage in 2012. last update: 2024-February-19
   1996-July-17 Taken on Strength 2019-08-20
   2007-January-26 to Civil Register Canadian as C-FYZT with Allied Wings 2021-12-08
📙 JA Griffin (2005:Smith, Castle): 2005 192

Griffon 146452

s/n
 146452
as/n
 146452
m/d
 Model 412CF
c/n
 46452
c/r
 C‑FYWV

Known Squadron Assignments: ;408;400;

Carried civil registration C-FYWV from 30 July to 30 September 1996. Seen at Farnborough, UK air show on 7 September 1996 with this registration, and partial CF markings. Scheduled for delivery to No. 408 (Tac Hel) Squadron at CFB Edmonton, Alberta on 20 August 1996. First delivered to CFB Borden, Ontario for use by No. 400 (TH) Squadron. Still with Air Reserve Flight of this unit in 2006. Took part in St. Thomas air show in June 2009. last update: 2024-February-19
   1996-September-30 Taken on Strength 2019-08-20
📙 JA Griffin (2005:Smith, Castle): 2005 192 | 2005 213

Griffon 146453

s/n
 146453
as/n
 146453
m/d
 Model 412CF
c/n
 46453

Known Squadron Assignments: ;408;400;

Scheduled for delivery to No. 408 (Tac Hel) Squadron at CFB Edmonton, Alberta on 29 September 1996. With No. 400 (TH) Squadron at CFB Kingston, Ontario by 1998. To CFB Alert, NWT, to support Exercise Hurricane in June and July 2006, for annual maintenance of radio repeater stations between Alert and points south. With Reserve detachment at CFB Borden in August 2006. Flew in Broden air show on 6 June 2010. last update: 2024-February-19
   1996-August-22 Taken on Strength 2019-08-20
📙 JA Griffin (2005:Smith, Castle): 2005 192

Griffon 146454

s/n
 146454
as/n
 146454
m/d
 Model 412CF
c/n
 46454

Known Squadron Assignments: ;408;400;

Scheduled for delivery to No. 408 (Tac Hel) Squadron at CFB Edmonton, Alberta on 10 September 1996. At CFB Borden, Ontario with Air Reserve Flight of No. 400 (Tac Hel) Squadron by 1998, still there in 2006 and 2008. Delivered Christmas presents to Sick Kids Hospital in Toronto on 18 December 2008. Seen at Waterloo, Ontario on 29 August 2009. Seen at Hamilton, Ontario on 4 November 2009. Performed in Borden air show on 5 June 2010. Took part in Special Operations exercise over Windsor in July 2011. last update: 2024-February-19
   1996-August-28 Taken on Strength 2019-08-20
📙 JA Griffin (2005:Smith, Castle): 2005 192

Griffon 146455

s/n
 146455
as/n
 146455
m/d
 Model 412CF
c/n
 46455

Known Squadron Assignments: ;1 Wing;408;400;

Scheduled for delivery to 1 Wing at CFB Kingston, Ontario on 19 September 1996, for use by reserve unit at CFB Borden, Ontario. With No. 408 (Tac Hel) Squadron, CFB Edmonton, in 2003. Operated at CFB Wainwright for Exercise Resolute Warrior, in April of that year. At CFB Borden, Ontario with Air Reserve Flight of No. 400 (Tac Hel) Squadron in 2006. last update: 2024-February-19
   1996-September-05 Taken on Strength 2019-08-20
📙 JA Griffin (2005:Smith, Castle): 2005 192

Griffon 146456

s/n
 146456
as/n
 146456
m/d
 Model 412CF
c/n
 46456

Known Squadron Assignments: ;408;400;

Scheduled for delivery to No. 408 (Tac Hel) Squadron at CFB Edmonton, Alberta on 30 September 1996. At CFB Borden, Ontario with Air Reserve Flight of No. 400 (TH) Squadron by 1998, still there in 2006 and 2008. With Joint Task Force Afghanistan Air Wing at Kandahar, Afghanistan by Janury 2009. last update: 2024-February-19
   1996-September-18 Taken on Strength 2019-08-20
📙 JA Griffin (2005:Smith, Castle): 2005 192

Griffon 146457

s/n
 146457
as/n
 146457
m/d
 Model 412CF
c/n
 46457

Known Squadron Assignments: ;408;438;

Scheduled for delivery to No. 408 (Tac Hel) Squadron at CFB Edmonton, Alberta on 9 October 1996. Still with this unit on 25 August 2005, when it was damaged during a hot start. Throttle and fuel control misrigging suspected. With No. 438 Squadron at St. Hubert, Quebec as a training aid by November 2009, usually stored in hanger at the nearby Ecole Nationale d'Aeronautique. last update: 2024-February-19
   1996-September-18 Taken on Strength 2019-08-20
📙 JA Griffin (2005:Smith, Castle): 2005 192

Griffon 146458

s/n
 146458
as/n
 146458
m/d
 Model 412CF
c/n
 46458
c/r
 C‑FOFB

Known Squadron Assignments: ;2 Wing;408;

Registered as C-FOFB for production tests. Scheduled for delivery to No. 2 Wing at CFB Borden, Ontario on 21 October 1996. With No. 408 Squadron at CFB Edmonton, Alberta by 1998, still there in April 2006. last update: 2024-February-19
   1996-September-18 Taken on Strength 2019-08-20
📙 JA Griffin (2005:Smith, Castle): 2005 192

Griffon 146459

s/n
 146459
as/n
 146459
m/d
 Model 412CF
c/n
 46459

Known Squadron Assignments: ;408;

Scheduled for delivery to No. 408 (Tac Hel) Squadron at CFB Edmonton, Alberta on 30 October 1996. To Haiti in 2010, for earhtquake relief as part of Canada Helicopter Force (Haiti), part of Operation Hestia. Carried Prime Minister Harper from HMCS Athabaskin on 15 February 2010. last update: 2024-February-19
   1996-September-30 Taken on Strength 2019-08-20
📙 JA Griffin (2005:Smith, Castle): 2005 192

Griffon 146460

s/n
 146460
as/n
 146460
m/d
 Model 412CF
c/n
 46460
c/r
 C‑FNBC

Known Squadron Assignments: ;1 Wing;400;427;

Scheduled for delivery to 1 Wing at CFB Kingston, Ontario on 8 November 1996. At CFB Borden, Ontario with Air Reserve Flight of No. 400 (Tac Hel) Squadron in 2006. To civil register as C-FNBC in early 2010. Transferred to 427 Sqn for SOF support and painted in overall blue with tone-down markings last update: 2024-February-19
   1996-October-29 Taken on Strength 2019-08-20
   2010-January-01 to Civil Register Canadian as C-FNBC, exact date unknown 2021-12-08
📙 JA Griffin (2005:Smith, Castle): 2005 192

Griffon 146461

s/n
 146461
as/n
 146461
m/d
 Model 412CF
c/n
 46461
c/r
 C‑FOHQ

Known Squadron Assignments: ;2 Wing;408;

Registered as C-GLZD for production tests. Scheduled for delivery to No. 2 Wing at CFB Borden, Ontario on 19 November 1996. With No. 408 (Tac Hel) Squadron at CFB Edmonton, Alberta in 1998. To civil register as C-FOHQ in January 2010. Seen at Pearson Airport, Toronto in May 2010. last update: 2024-February-19
   1996-October-23 Taken on Strength 2019-08-20
   2010-January-01 to Civil Register Canadian as C-FOHQ, exact date unknown 2021-12-08
📙 JA Griffin (2005:Smith, Castle): 2005 192

Griffon 146462

s/n
 146462
as/n
 146462
m/d
 Model 412CF
c/n
 46462
c/r
 C‑GAKQ

Known Squadron Assignments: ;2 Wing;408;427;

Scheduled for delivery to No. 2 Wing at CFB Borden, Ontario on 28 November 1996. With No. 408 (Tac Hel) Squadron at CFB Edmonton, Alberta in 1998. On display at NAS Oceana airshow in September 2007, reportedly from 427 Squadron. To civil register as C-GAKQ in January 2010. Took part in Special Operations exercise over Windsor in July 2011, carrying civil registration.

Registration reserved summer of 2010 by Department of National Defence, for CH-146 ex 146462. Registration information removed from on-line Transport Canada data base by 2011. Possibly used by No. 427 (SOA) Squadron. Took part in Special Operations exercise over Windsor in July 2011, carrying civil registration. last update: 2024-February-19
   1996-November-19 Taken on Strength 2019-08-20
   2010-January-01 to Civil Register Canadian as C-GAKQ, exact date unknown 2021-12-08
📙 JA Griffin (2005:Smith, Castle): 2005 192

Griffon 146463

s/n
 146463
as/n
 146463
m/d
 Model 412CF
c/n
 46463

Known Squadron Assignments: ;1 Wing;400;

Scheduled for delivery to 1 Wing at CFB Kingston, Ontario on 6 December 1996, for use at CFB Borden, Ontario. With No. 400 Squadron at Borden in October 2008. Seen at Vancouver airport on 7 November 2009 as part of winter olympics security. On display at Borden air show in June 2010. last update: 2024-February-19
   1996-November-26 Taken on Strength 2019-08-20
📙 JA Griffin (2005:Smith, Castle): 2005 192

Griffon 146464

s/n
 146464
as/n
 146464
m/d
 Model 412CF
c/n
 46464

Known Squadron Assignments: ;408;427;

Scheduled for delivery to No. 408 (Tac Hel) Squadron at CFB Edmonton, Alberta on 16 December 1996. Still with this unit in April 2006 and 2010. This a/c was deployed with 427 Sqn in 2002 as part of NATO’s Stabilization Force in Bosnia-Herzegovina. The a/c wore prominent “SFOR” markings. last update: 2024-February-19
   1997-January-27 Taken on Strength 2019-08-20
📙 JA Griffin (2005:Smith, Castle): 2005 192

Griffon 146465

s/n
 146465
as/n
 146465
m/d
 Model 412CF
c/n
 46465

Known Squadron Assignments: ;408;

Scheduled for delivery to No. 408 (Tac Hel) Squadron at CFB Edmonton, Alberta on 9 January 1997. Still with this unit in 2003. Operated at CFB Wainwright for Exercise Resolute Warrior, in April of that year. Still with this unit April 2006. In Afghanistan in 2011, operated by Canadian Helicopter Force at Kandahar. Carried nose art work and name "Gun Slinger". last update: 2024-February-19
   1997-January-27 Taken on Strength 2019-08-20
📙 JA Griffin (2005:Smith, Castle): 2005 192

Griffon 146466

s/n
 146466
as/n
 146466
m/d
 Model 412CF
c/n
 46466

Known Squadron Assignments: ;408;

Scheduled for delivery to No. 408 (Tac Hel) Squadron at CFB Edmonton, Alberta on 21 January 1997. Seen at Eagle Helicopters at Calgary, Alberta on 12 September 2011, having just returned from Kandahar. Deployed to Northern Iraq in 2016 as part of Op IMPACT. Deployed to Mali for UN support operations during Op PRESENCE in 2018. last update: 2024-February-19
   1997-January-27 Taken on Strength 2019-08-20
📙 JA Griffin (2005:Smith, Castle): 2005 192

Griffon 146467

s/n
 146467
as/n
 146467
m/d
 Model 412CF
c/n
 46467

Known Squadron Assignments: ;408;430e;

Scheduled for delivery to No. 408 (Tac Hel) Squadron at CFB Edmonton, Alberta on 28 January 1997. Operated by 430e Escadron Tactique d'Hélicoptères at CFB Valcartier, Quebec in the Balkans as part of UN mandated KFOR in 1999/2000. At Thetford Mines Airport, Quebec supporting Army exercise when it experienced an uncommanded engine acceleration during a cold-soaked start on morning of 10 February 2005, resulting in Category C damage. Main rotor reached 125 % speed before engine was secured. Aircraft was trucked out of Thetford. last update: 2024-February-19
   1997-January-27 Taken on Strength 2019-08-20
   2005-February-10 Accident Category C 2021-12-08
📙 JA Griffin (2005:Smith, Castle): 2005 192

Griffon 146468

s/n
 146468
as/n
 146468
m/d
 Model 412CF
c/n
 46468

Known Squadron Assignments: ;408;427;400;

Scheduled for delivery to No. 408 (Tac Hel) Squadron at CFB Edmonton, Alberta on 6 February 1997. Also reported as scheduled for delivery to No. 427 (Tac Hel) Squadron at CFB Petawawa, Ontario. At CFB Borden, Ontario with Air Reserve Flight of No. 400 (TH) Squadron in 2006. Damaged landing in snow during exercise at CFB Valcartier on 8 February 2006 last update: 2024-February-19
   1997-July-18 Taken on Strength 2019-08-20
📙 JA Griffin (2005:Smith, Castle): 2005 192

Griffon 146469

s/n
 146469
as/n
 146469
m/d
 Model 412CF
c/n
 46469

Known Squadron Assignments: ;408;400;

Scheduled for delivery to No. 408 (Tac Hel) Squadron at CFB Edmonton, Alberta on 17 February 1997. Still with this unit in April 2006. On display at St. Thomas, Ontario air show in June 2011. With No. 400 Squadron at CFB Borden in May 2012. On display at Borden air show June 2012. last update: 2024-February-19
   1997-January-27 Taken on Strength 2019-08-20
📙 JA Griffin (2005:Smith, Castle): 2005 192

Griffon 146470

s/n
 146470
as/n
 146470
m/d
 Model 412CF
c/n
 46470

Known Squadron Assignments: ;408;

Scheduled for delivery to No. 408 (Tac Hel) Squadron at CFB Edmonton, Alberta on 26 February 1997. In Balkans with KRWAU (Kosovo Rotary Wing Aviation Unit), based at Donja Koretica, near Glogovac, some 15 miles (24km) to the west of Pristina, in 2000. In flight engine failure over Pristina, 19 May 2000. Successful run on landing at base, without further damage. Rotor strike on trees during night goggle training at CFB Petawawa, Ontario on 29 January 2009. Seen at Scottsdale, Arizona on 24 October 2009. last update: 2024-February-19
   1997-February-20 Taken on Strength 2019-08-20
📙 JA Griffin (2005:Smith, Castle): 2005 192

Griffon 146471

s/n
 146471
as/n
 146471
m/d
 Model 412CF
c/n
 46471

Known Squadron Assignments: ;408;403;

Scheduled for delivery to No. 408 (Tac Hel) Squadron at CFB Edmonton, Alberta on 7 March 1997. With No. 403 (HOT) Squadron at CFB Gagetown, NB in 1998. last update: 2024-February-19
   1997-February-27 Taken on Strength 2019-08-20
📙 JA Griffin (2005:Smith, Castle): 2005 192

Griffon 146472

s/n
 146472
as/n
 146472
m/d
 Model 412CF
c/n
 46472
c/r
 C‑GLYY

Known Squadron Assignments: ;408;430e;427;

Registered as C-GLYY for production tests. Scheduled for delivery to No. 408 (Tac Hel) Squadron at CFB Edmonton, Alberta on 18 March 1997. With 430e Escadron Tactique d'Hélicoptères at CFB Valcartier, Quebec in 1998. Deployed with 427 Sqn in 2002 as part of NATO’s Stabilization Force in Bosnia-Herzegovina,wearing prominent “SFOR” markings. Deployed to Mali for UN support operations during Op PRESENCE in 2018. last update: 2024-February-19
   1997-March-19 Taken on Strength 2019-08-20
📙 JA Griffin (2005:Smith, Castle): 2005 192

Griffon 146473

s/n
 146473
as/n
 146473
m/d
 Model 412CF
c/n
 46473
c/r
 C‑GBUQ

Known Squadron Assignments: ;403;430e;

Registered as C-GBUQ for production tests. Scheduled for delivery to No. 403 (HOT) Squadron at CFB Gagetown, NB on 27 March 1997. With 430e Escadron Tactique d'Hélicoptères at CFB Valcartier, Quebec in 1998, and in 2007. Took part in flying display at Borden air show in June 2012. last update: 2024-February-19
   1997-March-11 Taken on Strength 2019-08-20
📙 JA Griffin (2005:Smith, Castle): 2005 192

Griffon 146474

s/n
 146474
as/n
 146474
m/d
 Model 412CF
c/n
 46474
c/r
 C‑GAED

Known Squadron Assignments: ;403;430e;438;

Registered as C-GAED for production tests. Scheduled for delivery to No. 403 (HOT) Squadron at CFB Gagetown, NB on 8 April 1997. With 430e Escadron Tactique d'Hélicoptères at CFB Valcartier, Quebec in 1998. With No. 438 (Tac Hel) Squadron at CFB St. Hubert, Quebec in 2006, still there July 2007. Back to 403 Sqn, dates unknown. In 2009, in honour of the 75th anniversary of 403 Sqn, this a/c received a special paint scheme with anniversary markings. last update: 2024-February-19
   1997-March-17 Taken on Strength 2019-08-20
📙 JA Griffin (2005:Smith, Castle): 2005 192

Griffon 146475

s/n
 146475
as/n
 146475
m/d
 Model 412CF
c/n
 46475
c/r
 C‑FYZQ

Known Squadron Assignments: ;403;444;

Scheduled for delivery to No. 403 (HOT) Squadron at CFB Gagetown, NB on 17 April 1997. Later with No. 444 (CS) Squadron at CFB Goose Bay, Newfoundland, in yellow and red SAR colours. Rescued survivors of crash of 146420 on 18 July 2002. Category B damage, and 3 injuries, following hard landing on 17 September 2003, at CFB Goose Bay. Was practicing litter hoisting, pilot suspected tail rotor failure or loss of power, and performed zero forward speed autorotation from a high hover. Investigation report states that non-flying pilot beeped down the rotor speed by accident, thinking he was activating a hoist control switch on the collective. Flying pilot misinterpreted this as loss of engine power, and initiated autorotation. To Allied Wings, on civil
register, on 26 January 2007, for use as trainer at No. 3 Canadian Forces Flying Training School at Southport, Manitoba. Registered as C-FYZQ.

Ex CF serial number 146475 . Converted to civil configuration at Canadian Helicopters Limited, Edmonton, Alberta. To Allied Wings for use as trainer at No. 3 Canadian Forces Flying Training School at Southport, Manitoba. Unofficially known as CT-146 Outlaw. Still in use at Portage in 2012. last update: 2024-February-19
   1997-March-20 Taken on Strength 2019-08-20
   2003-September-17 Accident Category B 2021-12-08
   2007-January-26 to Civil Register Canadian as C-FYZQ with Allied Wings 2021-12-08
📙 JA Griffin (2005:Smith, Castle): 2005 192

Griffon 146476

s/n
 146476
as/n
 146476
m/d
 Model 412CF
c/n
 46476
c/r
 C‑GLZU

Known Squadron Assignments: ;408;

Registered as C-GLZU for production tests. Scheduled for delivery to No. 408 (Tac Hel) Squadron at CFB Edmonton, Alberta on 28 April 1997. Still with this unit in April 2006. Seen at Vancouver airport on 7 November 2009 as part of winter olympics security. With No. 408 Squadron at CFB Edmonton, Alberta in 2010. last update: 2024-February-19
   1997-March-31 Taken on Strength 2019-08-20
📙 JA Griffin (2005:Smith, Castle): 2005 192

Griffon 146477

s/n
 146477
as/n
 146477
m/d
 Model 412CF
c/n
 46477
c/r
 C‑GBUP

Known Squadron Assignments: ;408;430e;417;

Registered as C-GBUP for production tests. Scheduled for delivery to No. 408 (Tac Hel) Squadron at CFB Edmonton, Alberta on 7 May 1997. With 430e Escadron Tactique d'Hélicoptères at CFB Valcartier, Quebec in 1998.

Later with 417 (CS) Sqn in Cold Lake. On 13 Dec 2018, this a/c sustained Cat “C” damage when a main rotor blade struck a communication tower while flying in the Cold Lake Air Weapons Range (CLAWR) at 4 Wing Cold Lake. The crew of the CH146 146477 was tasked to transport a replacement generator into a repeater antenna site within the 4 Wing Cold Lake training area.The crew disembarked a team of five technicians at the repeater antenna site and then proceeded to pick up the replacement generator at a location approximately 7 miles away. The generator, contained within a netted pallet, was transported to the repeater antenna site via slung load with the use of an approximately 80 foot sling.The generator was temporarily put on the ground so that personnel on the ground could attach two guidelines to help move the load (generator) to its final location. The helicopter then lifted the load with the intention of moving it to the base of the tower.As the helicopter was manoeuvred into position to deliver the load, the main rotor blades made contact with the obstruction lights and support bracket at the top of the 96 foot tower. The crew conducted an expedited emergency landing in the clearing adjacent to the tower. The helicopter’s four main rotor blades suffered serious damage. There were no injuries to the crew nor the personnel on the ground.The a/c was subsequently slung out of the range back to Cold Lake for repairs by a CH-147F Chinook #147310 from 450 Sqn. last update: 2024-February-19
   1997-April-28 Taken on Strength 2019-08-20
   2018-December-13 Accident Category C 2021-12-08
📙 JA Griffin (2005:Smith, Castle): 2005 192

Griffon 146478

s/n
 146478
as/n
 146478
m/d
 Model 412CF
c/n
 46478
c/r
 C‑FTEX

Known Squadron Assignments: ;408;

Registered as C-FTEX for production tests, from 8 May to 15 December 1997. Scheduled for delivery to No. 408 (Tac Hel) Squadron at CFB Edmonton, Alberta on 16 May 1997. Still with this unit in 2004. Also reported as registered as C-GLZH, dates not known. With Joint Task Force Afghanistan Air Wing at Kandahar, Afghanistan by Janury 2009. Deployed to Mali for UN support operations during Operation PRESENCE in 2018. last update: 2024-February-19
   1997-December-16 Taken on Strength 2019-08-20
📙 JA Griffin (2005:Smith, Castle): 2005 192

Griffon 146479

s/n
 146479
as/n
 146479
m/d
 Model 412CF
c/n
 46479

Known Squadron Assignments: ;408;400;

Scheduled for delivery to No. 408 (Tac Hel) Squadron at CFB Edmonton, Alberta on 28 May 1997. Still with this unit when it took part in Exercise Resolute Warrior at CFB Wainwright, Alberta in 2003. At CFB Borden, Ontario with Air Reserve Flight of No. 400 (TH) Squadron in 2006. Seen at Calgary, Alberta summer of 2007. Still at Borden in October 2008. On display at Waterloo airshow, 29 August 2009. Seen at Vancouver airport on 7 November 2009 as part of Winter Olympics security. last update: 2024-February-19
   1997-June-12 Taken on Strength 2019-08-20
📙 JA Griffin (2005:Smith, Castle): 2005 192

Griffon 146480

s/n
 146480
as/n
 146480
m/d
 Model 412CF
c/n
 46480

Known Squadron Assignments: ;408;

Scheduled for delivery to No. 408 (Tac Hel) Squadron at CFB Edmonton, Alberta on 6 June 1997. last update: 2024-February-19
   1997-May-26 Taken on Strength 2019-08-20
📙 JA Griffin (2005:Smith, Castle): 2005 193

Griffon 146481

s/n
 146481
as/n
 146481
m/d
 Model 412CF
c/n
 46481

Known Squadron Assignments: ;408;400;

Scheduled for delivery to No. 408 (Tac Hel) Squadron at CFB Edmonton, Alberta on 17 June 1997. At CFB Borden, Ontario with Air Reserve Flight of No. 400 (Tac Hel) Squadron in 2006. last update: 2024-February-19
   1997-May-26 Taken on Strength 2019-08-20
📙 JA Griffin (2005:Smith, Castle): 2005 193

Griffon 146482

s/n
 146482
as/n
 146482
m/d
 Model 412CF
c/n
 46482

Known Squadron Assignments: ;408;427;

Scheduled for delivery to No. 408 (Tac Hel) Squadron at CFB Edmonton, Alberta on 1 July 1997. With No. 427 (Tac Hel) Squadron at CFB Petawawa, Ontario in 1998. Seen at Langley Airport, Langley, BC in 2005. Deployed to Mali for UN support operations during Operation PRESENCE in 2018. last update: 2024-February-19
   1997-June-12 Taken on Strength 2019-08-20
📙 JA Griffin (2005:Smith, Castle): 2005 193

Griffon 146483

s/n
 146483
as/n
 146483
m/d
 Model 412CF
c/n
 46483

Known Squadron Assignments: ;427;400;

Scheduled for delivery to No. 427 (Tac Hel) Squadron at CFB Petawawa, Ontario on 10 July 1997. At CFB Borden, Ontario with Air Reserve Flight of No. 400 (Tac Hel) Squadron in 2006. Seen at Scottsdale, Arizona on 24 October 2009. By 2019, in use by 427 Sqn for SOF support and painted in overall blue with tone-down markings. last update: 2024-February-19
   1997-June-19 Taken on Strength 2019-08-20
📙 JA Griffin (2005:Smith, Castle): 2005 193

Griffon 146484

s/n
 146484
as/n
 146484
m/d
 Model 412CF
c/n
 46484
c/r
 C‑GAWB

Known Squadron Assignments: ;427;

Scheduled for delivery to No. 427 (Tac Hel) Squadron at CFB Petawawa, Ontario on 4 August 1997. Used by 427 Sqn for SOF support and painted in overall blue with tone-down markings. To civil register as C-GAWB. Seen at Pearson Airport, Toronto in May 2010. last update: 2024-February-19
   1997-June-19 Taken on Strength 2019-08-20
📙 JA Griffin (2005:Smith, Castle): 2005 193

Griffon 146485

s/n
 146485
as/n
 146485
m/d
 Model 412CF
c/n
 46485

Known Squadron Assignments: ;427;

Scheduled for delivery to No. 427 (Tac Hel) Squadron at CFB Petawawa, Ontario on 13 August 1997. Seen at Hamilton, Ontario on 4 November 2009. last update: 2024-February-19
   1997-July-11 Taken on Strength 2019-08-20
📙 JA Griffin (2005:Smith, Castle): 2005 193

Griffon 146486

s/n
 146486
as/n
 146486
m/d
 Model 412CF
c/n
 46486
c/r
 C‑GAGG

Known Squadron Assignments: ;427;

Scheduled for delivery to No. 427 (Tac Hel) Squadron at CFB Petawawa, Ontario on 22 August 1997. To civil register as C-GAGG in early 2010. By 2019, in use by 427 Sqn for SOF support and painted in overall blue with tone-down markings. last update: 2024-February-19
   1997-July-19 Taken on Strength 2019-08-20
   2010-January-01 to Civil Register Canadian as C-GAGG, exact date unknown 2021-12-08
📙 JA Griffin (2005:Smith, Castle): 2005 193

Griffon 146487

s/n
 146487
as/n
 146487
m/d
 Model 412CF
c/n
 46487

Known Squadron Assignments: ;427;408;

Scheduled for delivery to No. 427 (Tac Hel) Squadron at CFB Petawawa, Ontario on 3 September 1997. With No. 408 (Tac Hel) Squadron at CFB Edmonton, Alberta in 1998. At Acrohelipro n Langley BC for overhaul in fall of 2007. last update: 2024-February-19
   1997-August-06 Taken on Strength 2019-08-20
📙 JA Griffin (2005:Smith, Castle): 2005 193

Griffon 146488

s/n
 146488
as/n
 146488
m/d
 Model 412CF
c/n
 46488
c/r
 C‑GNXB

Known Squadron Assignments: ;427;

Scheduled for delivery to No. 427 (Tac Hel) Squadron at CFB Petawawa, Ontario on 12 September 1997. Took part in Titusville, Florida air show, March 2007. Operating on range at Marine Corps Air Station Yuma, when it was damaged on 19 January 2008 in attempted high altitude one-skid landing to drop off passengers on top of ridge. Helicopter started to settle, damaging lower fuselage on rocky outcropping. Pilot exceeded mast moment limits during recovery, due to excessive nose down pitch and roll angle. Two crew in back partly thown out of cabin during recovery, but saved by harnesses. Aircraft landed on flats below ridge without further damage. To civil register as C-GNXB in January 2010. Took part in Special Operations exercise over Windsor in July 2011, with military serial marked.
Registration reserved summer of 2010 by Department of National Defence, for CH-146 ex 146488. Registration information removed from on-line Transport Canada data base by 2011. Possibly used by No. 427 (SOA) Squadron. Reported back in full military markings in July 2011.
By 2019, still in use by 427 Sqn for SOF support and painted in overall blue with tone-down markings. last update: 2024-February-19
   1997-August-19 Taken on Strength 2019-08-20
   2008-January-19 Accident Category C 2021-12-08
   2010-January-01 to Civil Register Canadian as C-GNXB, exact date unknown 2021-12-08
📙 JA Griffin (2005:Smith, Castle): 2005 193

Griffon 146489

s/n
 146489
as/n
 146489
m/d
 Model 412CF
c/n
 46489

Known Squadron Assignments: ;427;444;

Scheduled for delivery to No. 427 (Tac Hel) Squadron at CFB Petawawa, Ontario on 23 September 1997. Later with No. 444 (CS) Squadron, CFB Goose Bay, Newfoundland. FOD (foreign objects damage) on startup on 12 June 2006, forcing shut down of one engine during start sequence. Seen at Opa Locka, Florida in February 2016. last update: 2024-February-19
   1997-August-19 Taken on Strength Coding error TOS date changed to 19 Aug 1997. 2020-10-11
📙 JA Griffin (2005:Smith, Castle): 2005 193

Griffon 146490

s/n
 146490
as/n
 146490
m/d
 Model 412CF
c/n
 46490
c/r
 C‑GNXC

Known Squadron Assignments: ;427;

Scheduled for delivery to No. 427 (Tac Hel) Squadron at CFB Petawawa, Ontario on 2 October 1997. Operated in Bosnia in support of Operation Palladium, c.1996, in SFOR markings. To civil register as C-GNXC in early 2010. last update: 2024-February-19
   1997-September-10 Taken on Strength 2019-08-20
   2010-January-01 to Civil Register Canadian as C-GNXC, exact date unknown 2021-12-08
📙 JA Griffin (2005:Smith, Castle): 2005 193

Griffon 146491

s/n
 146491
as/n
 146491
m/d
 Model 412CF
c/n
 46491

Known Squadron Assignments: ;427;424;

Scheduled for delivery to No. 427 (Tac Hel) Squadron at CFB Petawawa, Ontario on 14 October 1997. With No. 424 (S&R) Squadron at CFB Trenton, Ontario in March 2006, in SAR colours, when it gave familiarization rides to Air Cadets from private field in Fort Erie, Ontario. Provided SAR coverage for 2006 Canadian International Air Show, basing out of Pearson Airport. Still based at Trenton in April 2007, when it visited CFB Kingston. With No. 424 Squadron at Trenton in October 2008. Still with 424 Squadron when delivered to Leeuwarden, Holland by Globemaster 177703 on 22 May 2009. Took part in SAR Meet in Holland later that month. Took part in flying display at Trenton airshow, summer of 2009. Seen at Vancouver airport on 7 November 2009 as part of Winter Olympics security. Still with 424 Squadron at Trenton in 2010 and 2011. Seen at open house at Trenton in June 2011. On display at Hamilton Air Show the same month. last update: 2024-February-19
   1997-September-18 Taken on Strength 2019-08-20
📙 JA Griffin (2005:Smith, Castle): 2005 193

Griffon 146492

s/n
 146492
as/n
 146492
m/d
 Model 412CF
c/n
 46492

Known Squadron Assignments: ;427;408;438;

Scheduled for delivery to No. 427 (Tac Hel) Squadron at CFB Petawawa, Ontario on 23 October 1997. With No. 408 (Tac Hel) Squadron, CFB Edmonton, in 2003. Operated at CFB Wainwright for Exercise Resolute Warrior, in April of that year. With No. 438 Squadron at St. Hubert, Quebec in July 2007. Used in Afghanistan, carried art work of maroon falcon carrying spear with Canadian flag. To Alpine Aerotech Maintenance at Kelowna, BC for overhual when returned to Canada in 2011. Deployed to Mali for UN support operations during Operation PRESENCE in 2018. last update: 2024-February-19
   1997-September-22 Taken on Strength 2019-08-20
📙 JA Griffin (2005:Smith, Castle): 2005 193

Griffon 146493

s/n
 146493
as/n
 146493
m/d
 Model 412CF
c/n
 46493

Known Squadron Assignments: ;427;444;424;

Scheduled for delivery to No. 427 (Tac Hel) Squadron at CFB Petawawa, Ontario on 3 November 1997. Later in search and rescue markings. Based at CFB Goose Bay, Newfoundland with No. 444 Squadron, when it received Category C damage to Number 2 engine during simulated engine failure training on 29 March 2004. Throttle mismanagement lead to engine over temp. With No. 424 (S&R) Squadron at CFB Trenton, Ontario in March 2006, in SAR colours, when it took part in SAR exercise with Fort Erie Air Cadets at Turkey Point Provincial Park. Visited Pearson Airport, Toronto on 12 December 2006, still in SAR markings. Seen at Buttonville, Ontario airport December 2007. Took part in SAR exercise at Barrie, Ontario on 7 May 2009, still with 424 Squadron. last update: 2024-February-19
   1997-October-10 Taken on Strength 2019-08-20
   2004-March-29 Accident Category C 2021-12-08
📙 JA Griffin (2005:Smith, Castle): 2005 193

Griffon 146494

s/n
 146494
as/n
 146494
m/d
 Model 412CF
c/n
 46494

Known Squadron Assignments: ;427;408;

Scheduled for delivery to No. 427 (Tac Hel) Squadron at CFB Petawawa, Ontario on 12 November 1997. With No. 408 (Tac Hel) Squadron at CFB Namao (Edmonton), Alberta in 1998 and in April 2006. Seen at Vancouver airport on 7 November 2009 as part of Winter Olympics security. At Kandahar, Afganistan in December 2009. last update: 2024-February-19
   1997-October-16 Taken on Strength 2019-08-20
📙 JA Griffin (2005:Smith, Castle): 2005 193

Griffon 146495

s/n
 146495
as/n
 146495
m/d
 Model 412CF
c/n
 46495

Known Squadron Assignments: ;427;430e;

Scheduled for delivery to No. 427 (Tac Hel) Squadron at CFB Petawawa, Ontario on 21 November 1997. With 430e Escadron Tactique d'Hélicoptères at CFB Valcartier, Quebec in 1998. Damaged at CFB Valcartier, Quebec on 12 January 1999, when main rotor contacted trees after white out was encountered during landing on snow covered ground. last update: 2024-February-19
   1997-October-24 Taken on Strength 2019-08-20
   1999-January-12 Accident Category C 2021-12-08
📙 JA Griffin (2005:Smith, Castle): 2005 193

Griffon 146496

s/n
 146496
as/n
 146496
m/d
 Model 412CF
c/n
 46496

Known Squadron Assignments: ;427;408;

Scheduled for delivery to No. 427 (Tac Hel) Squadron at CFB Petawawa, Ontario on 2 December 1997. With No. 408 (Tac Hel) Squadron at CFB Namao (Edmonton), Alberta in April 2006. On static display at Downsview airport on 28 May 2011. last update: 2024-February-19
   1997-November-24 Taken on Strength 2019-08-20
📙 JA Griffin (2005:Smith, Castle): 2005 193

Griffon 146497

s/n
 146497
as/n
 146497
m/d
 Model 412CF
c/n
 46497

Known Squadron Assignments: ;427;408;

Last Griffin accepted by Canadian Forces. Scheduled for delivery to No. 427 (Tac Hel) Squadron at CFB Petawawa, Ontario on 10 December 1997. AT NAS Oceana air show, September 2005. With No. 408 Squadron at that time. With No. 427 (Tac Hel) Squadron at CFB Petawawa, Ontario in 2007. Seen at Hamilton, Ontario on 4 November 2009. Seen at Vancouver airport on 7 November 2009 as part of Winter Olympics security. last update: 2024-February-19
   1997-December-18 Taken on Strength 2019-08-20
📙 JA Griffin (2005:Smith, Castle): 2005 193

Griffon 146498

s/n
 146498
as/n
 146498
m/d
 Model 412CF
c/n
 46498
c/r
 C‑GNXI

Known Squadron Assignments: ;403;408;

Scheduled for delivery to No. 403 (HOT) Squadron at CFB Gagetown, NB on 19 December 1997. With No. 408 (Tac Hel) Squadron at CFB Namao, Alberta in 1998. Took part in Titusville, Florida air show, March 2007. To civil register as C-GNXI in early 2010. Took part in Special Operations exercise over Windsor in July 2011, carrying civil registration.

Registration reserved summer of 2010 by Department of National Defence, for CH-146 ex 146498. Registration information removed from on-line Transport Canada data base by 2011. Possibly used by No. 427 (SOA) Squadron. Took part in Special Operations exercise over Windsor in July 2011, carrying civil registration. last update: 2024-February-19
   1997-December-16 Taken on Strength 2019-08-20
   2010-January-01 to Civil Register Canadian as C-GNXI, exact date unknown 2021-12-08
📙 JA Griffin (2005:Smith, Castle): 2005 193

Griffon 146499

s/n
 146499
as/n
 146499
m/d
 Model 412CF
c/n
 46499

Known Squadron Assignments: ;403;408;400;

Scheduled for delivery to No. 403 (HOT) Squadron at CFB Gagetown, NB on 12 January 1998. With No. 408 (Tac Hel) Squadron at CFB Namao (Edmonton), Alberta in 1998. At CFB Borden, Ontario with Air Reserve Flight of No. 400 (TH) Squadron in 2006 and 2008. Delivered Christmas presents to Sick Kids Hospital in Toronto on 18 December 2008. last update: 2024-February-19
   1997-December-17 Taken on Strength 2019-08-20
📙 JA Griffin (2005:Smith, Castle): 2005 193

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