May 27, 1978 – Aircraft stall on water during training. Water scoop retracted improperly allowing too much water aboard causing the aircraft to stall on liftoff. Starboard wing impacted water and was partially torn off. Aircraft water-looped and began taking on water. Aircraft beached to prevent sinking. Destroyed wing replaced with complete wartime component wing including original RCAF roundels. – Sylvan Lake, Red Deer, Alberta – Canada
1979 – 1988
Avalon Aviation – Parry Sound, Ontario, Alberta – Canada
Hull Code Tanker “791”
Orange, White, and Gray.
Fire-Fighting Operations – Water Bomber.
May 30, 1981 – Left nose wheel door torn off, aircraft nose sank – Complex Lake, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan. Aircraft salvaged and returned to flight.
February 28, 1988 – Storage – Avalon Aviation – Parry Sound, Ontario, Alberta – Canada
From 1992-1994 several attempts were made by organizations trying to preserve the wartime history of RCAF 9767. Unfortunately, all attempts failed.
Powell Corporation, Parry Sound, Ontario, Alberta – Canada (owned by Canadian Air Legend)