The Return of Canso 704

  • Downhome Magazine
  • Posted: Nov 30, -0001 12:00 AM
The water bomber taxis to a halt near the fish plant, where people are waiting to greet the pilot.

In the July issue of Downhome, Dennis Flynn profiles Captain Roger Penney, who flew the Canso 704, a water bomber, into St. Anthony Harbour for its final flight in August 2007. The airplane is now part of a memorial park in the town, dedicated to Captain Ronald Penny and pilot Yannick Dutin, who lost their lives fighting a forest fire in the Bay St. George area in a similar plane. To watch a video of the plane's final flight into St. Anthony, click here.

If you are interested in supporting the memorial project, mail a donation to the Fallen Pilot Memorial Park via The Rising Sun Developers, c/o Town of St. Anthony, P.O. Box 430, St. Anthony, NL, A0K 4S0.