In the summer of 1988, Ontario Express introduced the ATR-42 to Canada. This fourth of the type was delivered February 14, 1989. Sold to Inter-Canadian Airlines in 1998, the aircraft was bought back by the manufacturer in October 2001 after Inter-Canadian ceased flying. It was one of three former Inter-Canadian machines to be placed with First Air, who continue operate 13 of the type.
ATR 42 Msn 03 with first ATR prototype registration and colours how it was in 1984. The true F-WEGA Msn 01 crashed shortly after take-off when an engine failure was simulated on one of the engines on 17th June, 1988 (no victims). Seen here about to be unloaded to take part of Aeroscopia museum collection.