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DHC-6 Twin Otter Series 200
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Series 200

N64141 • HR-ALE 


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

• N64141 de Havilland Canada Inc., Downsview, ON. Rolled out 24-May-1968. First flight 27-Jun-1968.

• N64141 Aero Commuter, Long Beach, CA. Delivered 05-Jul-1968.

• N64141 Leased to Catalina Airlines, Long Beach, California. Regd Jul-1968.

• N64141 Returned Aero Commuter, Long Beach, CA. Regd Jul-1969.

Note: Wore Aero Commuter and Catalina Airlines logos through to Jul-1969 from delivery in Jul-1968

• N64141 Merged and renamed with Golden West Airlines, Van Nuys, CA. Regd Jul-1969.

Note: Withdrawn from use Monterey, CA., 22-Apr-1983 to 21-Mar-1984.

Seen at Calgary, AB, 21-Mar-1984 for nose repair and engine cowlings. (with Ashe Aircraft Enterprises?)

• N64141 Sold to Newcal Aviation, Little Ferry, NJ. Regd 03-Apr-1985.

Noted at Calgary, AB, 22-Feb-1986 and at Toronto, ON., 19-Apr-1986.

Noted at Miami, FL 18-Jun-1987 with silver and blue stripes, no titles.

• N64141 One Avion Inc., Miami, FL. Regd 17-Jul-1987.

• N64141Isleña de Inversiones SA de CV., (Isleña Airlines), La Ceiba, Honduras. (One Avion Inc., Miami, FL) Regd 17-Jul-1987.

• HR-ALE Re-registered to Isleña de Inversiones SA de CV., (Isleña Airlines) Jul-1988.

• N141PV Bennie E Conatser, Anchorage, AK. Regd 30-Jan-1990 & 07-Feb-1990. Operated by Perris Valley Aviation Services. Leased to Perris Valley Skydiving Services. Regd Jan-1990.

Accident: Perris Valley CA, 22-Apr-1992. The ground loader had fueled the airplane from the airport fuel truck. He stated that the flight crew did not sump the fuel tanks after they were fueled. Immediately after takeoff the right engine lost power, the right wing lowered to about 90 deg, and the airplane impacted the ground adjacent to the runway. Then forward fuel tank, which provides fuel to the right engine, was found to contain about 8 gals of a heavily contaminated mixture composed of water, an emulsifying agent, and bacterial growth. The fuel from the airport fuel truck and main underground tank contained the same mixture. Fuel had been transfered from the underground tank to the truck on the evening preceding the accident. The left propeller control was found seized in the feather position; left propeller blades in the near-feather position. Two crew and fourteen passengers killed and six seriously injured. Aircraft written off.

Total time: 29,391 hours at Feb-1992.

Noted stored in compound at Murrietta, CA., Mar-2017. Described as a wreck.

Written off

N64141 Aero Commuter - Catalina Airlines.
Photo: Unknown photographer © November 1968 - Michael J. Ody Collection
N64141 minus titles.
Photo: Unknown photographer © date unknown - Erik Johannesson Collection
N64141 of Golden West at Long Beach - KLGB, California.
Photo: Jay Sherlock © July 1969 - Aird Archives
N64141 with Golden West.
Photo: Unknown photographer © October 1969 - Erik Johannesson Collection
N64141 ex GOLDEN WEST at Calgary - CYYC, Alberta.
Photo: Dave Dunsmore © April 1984 - Michael J. Ody Collection
N64141 at Calgary in smart new livery.
Photo: Anthony J. Hickey © March 1986 - Michael J. Ody Collection
N141PV with appropriate registration marks, at Perris, California.
Photo: Erik Johannesson © 13 November 1991 - Michael J. Ody Collection