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DHC-6 Twin Otter Series 100
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Series 100

N204E • CF-AWC 


• Registration • Activity and details of Owner/Operator and other historical information

• N204E de Havilland Canada Inc., Downsview, ON. Rolled out 09-Feb-1968. First flight 04-Mar-1968.

• N204E Executive Airlines, Boston, MA. Poss subsidiary at Sarasota, FL. Delivered 13-Mar-1968.

Accident: Oak Bluffs, MA, 25-Aug-1968. Suffered a hard landing and subsequently repaired.

• CF-AWC AirWest Airlines, Vancouver, BC. Regd 13-Nov-1971.

Accident: Sullivan Bay, BC 06-Aug-1972. A passenger disembarked while aircraft was in processing of docking and walked forward along dock into rotating propeller. Fatality.

Accident: Vancouver Harbour, BC. 07-Dec-1972. While re positioning the float equipped aircraft was taxiing from inner to outer lock. The Port engine went into 100%uncontrollable power mode. Resulting in the left wing striking a boat.

• CF-AWC Leased to Bradley Air Services, Carp, ON. Regd.May-1977.

• CF-AWC Returned to AirWest Airlines, Vancouver, BC. Regd.May-1978.

• C-FAWC Name change to Airwest Airlines, Vancouver, BC. Regd Apr-1979. Re regd Mar-1978.

• C-FAWC Name change to Air BC, Vancouver, BC. Regd 01-Dec-1980.

Accident: Victoria Harbour BC 12-Dec-1980. Crashed following engine failure and pilot aborted take off. The aircraft struck a rock, Repaired by Ashe Aircraft Enterprises at Calgary, AL. Dec-1980 – Aug-1981.

• C-FAWC Returned to Air BC, Vancouver, BC. Regd Aug-1981 after re-build.

• C-FAWC Air BC (CP Commuter), Vancouver, BC. Regd 02-Oct-1983.

• C-FAWC Air BC (AC Connector) (f/n 607), Vancouver, BC. Regd 06-Apr-1987 later (f/n 061), 06-Apr-1989.

• C-FAWC North Cariboo Flying Services, Fort St John, BC. Regd 06-Mar-1989, Canx 24-Apr-1990. & 12-Nov-1989.

• C-FAWC Leased to Williston Lake Air Services. Regd 26-Nov-1991.

• C-FAWC Returned to North Cariboo Flying Services, Fort St John, BC. Regd 16-Mar-1993. Canx 05-Apr-2001.

• C-FAWC Leased to Liard Air, Muncho Lake/ BC. Regd 23-May-2001. Canx 28-Aug-2001.

• C-FAWC Returned to North Cariboo Flying Services, Fort St John, BC. Regd 28-Aug-2001. Canx 19-Nov-2001.

• C-FAWC Liard Air, Muncho Lake, BC. Regd 06-Dec-2001.

Accident: Muncho Lake, BC. 08-Jul-2007. The aircraft was destroyed when it crashed on takeoff from the gravel airstrip at Muncho Lake, BC, Canada. A post-impact fire erupted and the airplane was destroyed. One passenger was killed. Two pilots and two passengers survived the accident.

The airplane was operating on a VFR flight to Prince George Airport, BC (YXS). After becoming airborne, the aircraft entered a right turn and the right outboard flap hanger contacted the Alaska Highway. The aircraft subsequently struck a telephone pole and a telephone cable, impacted the edge of the highway a second time, and crashed onto a rocky embankment adjacent to a dry creek channel. The aircraft came to rest upright approximately 600 feet from the departure end of the airstrip.

The airstrip was located at a lodge next to Muncho Lake. It was maintained by the operator, Liard Air. It was 950 feet long and sloping upward about 2° in the northwest direction.

Post-accident calculations showed that the aircraft probably weighed 10,100 pounds at takeoff, which was below the 11,579 pounds maximum takeoff weight. However, centre of gravity (c of g) calculations revealed that the aircraft c of g was near the forward limit, at 23 per cent mean aerodynamic chord (MAC). The approved c of g range is between 20 per cent and 36 per cent MAC. TSB report A07W0128.

• C-FAWC Canx and deleted 24-Oct-2007.

Written Off

Photo: Sheldon D. Benner © 14 November 1971 - Michael J. Ody Collection
CF-AWC of AIRWEST, at Vancouver's Downtown Coal Harbour base, British Columbia.
Photo: John Stewart © August 1973 - Jay Sherlock Collection
Photo: Kenneth I. Swartz © 15 November 1975
C-FAWC of AIRWEST at Vancouver - CYVR.
Photo: Brent Newberry © July 1979 - Kenneth I. Swartz Collection - Aird Archives
C-FAWC at Coal Harbour - Vancouver.
Photo: Kenneth I. Swartz © September 1979
C-FAWC of AirBC at Vancouver - CYVR.
Photo: Gary Vincent © May 1981 - Aird Archives
Photo: John Kimberley © December 1985 - Erik Johannesson Collection
C-FAWC in another change of livery. f/n 061.
Photo: Unknown photographer © July 1987 - John Mounce Collection - Aird Archives
Photo: John Kimberley © October 1992 - Erik Johannesson Collection
C-FAWC of Williston Lake Air at Vancouver - CYVR, British Columbia.
Photo: John Kimberley © September 1992 - Erik Johannesson Collection
C-FAWC of North Cariboo at Fort Saint John - CYXJ, British Columbia.
Photo: Erik Johannesson © Date unknown
C-FAWC of Liard Air, on display at Viking facilities, Victoria - CYYJ, British Columbia.
Photo: Neil Aird © 18 October 2002 - Aird Archives