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DHC-6 Twin Otter Series 200
N70EA
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Series 200

N64139 • (N257DP) • N64139 • F-OGKK • F-GHSD • N711SD • N719AS

N70EA

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

• N64139 de Havilland Canada Inc., Downsview, ON. Rolled out 24-May-1968. First flight 26-Jan-1968.

• N64139 Aero Commuter, Long Beach, CA. Delivered 28-Jun-1968.

• N64139 Leased to Los Angeles Airways, Westchester, CA. Regd Sep-1968.

Operated in full Aero Commuter color scheme with Los Angeles Airways titles.

• N64139 Returned to Aero Commuter, Long Beach, CA. Regd Oct-1968.

• N64139 Catalina Airlines, Long Beach, CA. Transferred Oct-1968 Operated in full Aero Commuter c/s with both Aero Commuter and Catalina Airlines titles.

Operated in full Aero Commuter color scheme with Catalina Airlinestitles.

• N64139 Returned to Aero Commuter, Long Beach, CA. Regd Feb-1969.

• N64139 Re named Golden West Airlines, Los Angeles, CA. Regd 15-Jul-1969.

• (N257DP) Douglas Parks, Austin, TX. NTU 1973.

• N64139Sold to Muse Air Leasing Corporation, Dallas, TX. Regd 04-Oct-1982.

• N64139Sold to U.S. Aircraft Sales, Washington, DC. Regd 02-Jul-1984.

• F-OGKK Sold to Air Martinique, Fort-de-France Airport, Le Lamentin, Martinique. Regd 02-Jul-1984.

• F-OGKK Leased to St Lucia Airways, Castries, St Lucia. Regd Aug-1985.

Noted at Toronto, ON 10-Apr-1989 and flew via Reykjavic, Iceland – Prestwick, UK 14-Apr-1989.

Returned to Air Martinique, Fort-de-France Airport, Le Lamentin, Martinique. Regd 17-Feb-1987.

• F-GHSD Soc. Europlane, Regd 26-May-1989.

• F-GHSD Leased to CER Parachutism. Circa 1990. Other details unknown.

• N711SD Sold to JAS Aircraft Sales & Leasing, Jacksonville, FL. 12-Nov-1993.

• N711SD Sold to Skydive Inc, Stillwater, MN., 02-Mar-1994. Operated by Skydive Twin Cities, Baldwin, WI.

Airworthiness date: 30-Jun-1994. Category – Normal. (No US Registration at the time?).

• N711SD Sold to Samoa Aviation, Pago Pago, Samoa. (Amerika Samoa Bank, NA, Pago Pago). Regd 06-Mar-1998.

Note: Conversion from skydiving configuration and installation of PT6A-27 engines by Rocky Mountain Aircraft Jun-1998.

• N719AS Samoa Aviation, Pago Pago, Samoa. (Amerika Samoa Bank, NA, Pago Pago). 22-Jun-1998.

Accident: Fitiuta, Samoa 23-Apr-1999 Crashed when it Left runway, crossed an open ditch and collided with an embankment on landing. Subsequent investigation determined contributing factors were 1) a downwind landing and 2) the left engine's failure to transition to beta range on roll out. The aircraft was repaired.

• N719AS Sold to Skydive Dallas, Whitewright, TX. 04-Apr-2003.

• N719AS Skydive Dallas, Plano TX (Skydiving Productions Over Texas. Plano, TX). Regd 01-May-2003.

• N719AS Michael C Vinther, Whitewright, TX. Regd 28-Oct-2008. Canx 03-Oct-2011.

• N719AS National Aerotech Aviation Delaware, Wilmington, DE. Regd 18-Oct-2011. Canx 03-Oct-2011.

Note: Fuselage only noted at National Aerotech, Hampton, GA Oct-2009 & Oct-2010.

Note: Fuselage noted hangared at the National Aerotech facility at Hampton, GA, 15-Apr-2013; in primer and being rebuilt with cockpit section from donor airframe, MSN 510. By May 2013 the aircraft was substantially rebuilt and had moved outside the hanger. This aircraft has been present at Hampton since at least 2009.

• N719AS Sold to Eagle Air Transport Inc., Ottawa, IL. 26-Aug-2013. Regd 21-Oct-2013.

• N70EA Re regd to Eagle Air Transport Inc., Ottawa, IL. Res’d 22-Oct-2013. Regd 16-Dec-2013.

Accident: Sebastian Municipal Airport, FL 09-Feb-2015. Two de Havilland Canada DHC-6 Twin Otter aircraft, N30EA and N70EA were both parked right next to each other, wing-tip to wing-tip at Sebastian Municipal Airport, Florida. N30AE was parked on the right side of N70AE. Both aircraft were planning to conduct a re-positioning flight that was destined for the Exuma International Airport, Bahamas. The pilot of N30AE stated that she had just started the engines when she advanced the throttles (one at a time) to bring the generators on-line. At that moment, the airplane began to move forward. She said she tried to apply the brakes, but they were not working and she was unable to move the tiller, which was positioned all the way to the left. The pilot was unable to stop the airplane and it collided with N70AE. The pilot of N70AE said that had not started the engines yet when N30AE struck his airplane.

PROBABLE CAUSE: "The pilot's failure to conduct all of the required items on the Before Starting Engines checklist, which resulted in her failure to detect an open hydraulic circuit breaker and led to insufficient hydraulic pressure to operate the airplane's brakes, her subsequent loss of airplane control, and ground collision with an airplane.

Flew 06-Jun-2015 Sebastian, FL - Canton, GA - Ottawa-Skydive Chicago, IL.

Note 2015 Wearing Skydive Chicago titles.

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Latest update

• Revised Format and updated data added 09-Feb-2020 •

N64139 of Aero Commuter - Los Angeles Airways.
Photo: Unknown photographer © November 1968 - Michael J. Ody Collection
N64139 at Long Beach, California.
Photo: Unknown photographer © December 1968 - Erik Johannesson Collection
N64139 with Golden West at Long Beach, California.
Photo: Unknown photographer © August 1969 - Erik Johannesson Collection
Photo: Unknown photographer © October 1969 - Erik Johannesson Collection
N64139 of Golden West at Calgary - CYYC, Alberta.
Photo: Anthony J. Hickey © October 1980 - Michael J. Ody Collection
F-OGKK of air martinique.
Photo: Unknown photographer © October 1987 - Michael J. Ody Collection
F-OGKK in transit at Prestwick - EGPK, Scotland.
Photo: Unknown photographer © April 1989 - Erik Johannesson Collection
N719AS at Hampton, Georgia.
Photo: National Aerotech © 24 August 2013
N719AS hangared.
Photo: Unknown photographer © 24 September 2019 - Erik Johannesson Collection
N70EA circling over Downtown Kingston, Ontario.
Photo: Neil Aird © 17 May 2018