Aircraft History

1942 - The plane was constructed as a C-47-DL by Douglas Aircrafty Company in Long Beach, California, USA. Frame number 6085. Transferred to US Army Airforce in December 1942 and registered as 41-18679. The picture below is an identical plane.

DC3 US Army Airforce



1945 - Acquired by Canadian Pacific Airlines in December 1945 and re-registered as CF-CPX. They operated the plane until June of 1969.

DC3 Canadian Pacific

DC3 Canadian Pacific



1969 - June 19, 1969 the aircraft was acquired by Harrion Airways ‘Kluane’ of Vancouver, BC, Canada. Registration remained as CF-CPX. By 1971 Harrison Airways was flying weekly scheduled flights from Vancouver to Burns Lake BC, Hyland Post, Schaft Creek (on request), Eddontenajon & back to Vancouver.

DC3 Harrison Airways - Green
CF-CPX. Picture taken at YVR on August 1, 1971

Accident at Burns Lake BC Airport
CF-CPX (C-FCPX) Accident at Burns Lake BC Airport - 24 January 1973
Over shot the runway while landing. (Photo courtesy Bob Saul)

DC3 Harrison Airways - Blue
CF-CPX. Picture taken at YVR Vancouver BC in October 1978


1976 - Harrison Airways went into receivership in February of 1976 following financial difficulties.

Unconfirmed info that CF-CPX was next transfered to Futura Airlines as C-FCPX???

1979 - On 3, October 1979 it was re-registered as N8061A when transfered to Stannelco Inc. of Anchorage, ALaska. USA


1982 - The plane was next acquired by Salaire Airlines of Spokane, Washington, USA

DC3 Salaire Airlines

DC3 Salaire Airlines
Picture taken by Jacqueline Fischer in 1991 in Portland, Oregon, USA

DC3 Salaire Airlines
Sitting idle at Kenai Pennisula in Alaska, USA in 1995



1996 - In Novenber of 1996 the plane was acquired by Jim Hankins Air Service of Jackson, Mississippi, USA. It was flying cargo under contract for UPS. Was still active in March 2003. Still flying in 2010.

J.G. Handleman Photo
Picture taken by J.G. Handleman on 29 June 1998 at Destin, Florida, USA

J.G. Handleman Photo
Picture taken by J.G. Handleman on 29 June 1998 at Destin, Florida, USA


The plane was still registered to JIM HANKINS AIR SERVICE INC of Jackson MS on 2 June 2006.

From the pictures below it would appear the plane has been retired.

Retirement at Jim Hankins Air
Picture taken by Sunit Gupta on 31 January 2013.

Retirement at Jim Hankins Air
Picture taken by Sunit Gupta on 31 January 2013.


At this time the plane is believed to have been scrapped. The picture below shows the process of cannibalization may have started; the rudder detached and the port landing gear possibly missing.

DC3 Jim Hankins Air
This picture is believed to have been taken in 2013 or later.


According to some online searching, it's possible the plane was still reasonably complete with engines in 2015.


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