CF-BNG  de Havilland D.H.89A Dragon Rapide       (c/n  6472)


                                             This Rapide found its way into the Canadian Pacific Airlines fleet in the 1940s.  Canadian contributor,
                                             Ross Herrington indicates that the operator at the time was Ginger Coote Airways, as evidenced by
                                             their nautical red and blue nautical flag on the fin        . Ginger Coote was incorporated by Russell L
                                           . "Ginger" Coote on 27 October 1938 to provide service between Vancouver, Zeballos and Port Alice,
                                             BC.  Although Canadian Pacific took over the airline in 1941 it continued to be operated by Ginger
                                             Coote until around 1945.     This small airline also flew the Dragonfly CF-BPD.         CF-BNG was
                                             written off when an engine fire caused it to force land on the ice at Great Lake in 1946.      The shot
                                             below is from Barclay West who found it in an old album.      Barclay advises that it was most likely
                                             taken at or near Burton B.C. on the Arrow lakes whilst in service with CP.