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DHC-6 Twin Otter Series 300
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Series 300

N661MA • HK-3219X • N661MA • H4-SIB • (HB-LUN)


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

• N661MA de Havilland Canada Inc., Downsview, ON. Rolled out 12-Sep-1969. First flight 27-Jul-1969.

• N661MA Delivered to MAC - Miami Aviation Corporation, Opa Locka, FL. (American National Bank of Jacksonville, OR) Regd 30 -Oct-1969.

• N661MA Leased to ARAMCO - Arabian American Oil Company. 15-Oct-1969.

Note: Departed Downsview, ON 30-Oct-1969 and arrived Dhahran, Saudi Arabia 07-Nov-1969 on delivery.

• N661MA Returned MAC - Miami Aviation Corporation, Opa Locka, FL. Regd 22-Oct-1985.

Flew via Tours, France - Prestwick, UK - Reykjavik, Iceland 17-Oct-1985 on return.

• HK-3219X Leased to Helicol - Helicopteros Nacionales de Colombia S.A. Colombia, Bogota, Colombia. Regd Feb-1986.

• N661MA Returned to MAC - Miami Aviation Corporation, Opa Locka, FL. 09-Aug-1987.

• H4-SIB SOLAIR - Solomon Island Airlines, Honiara. Regd Sep-1987. Withdrawn from use and stored Nov-2001.

Note: Withdrawn from use at Honiara Nov-2001 - fuselage only noted there late 2004 Parts shipped to Switzerland for rebuilding by Altenrhein Aviation in mid-2007.

• HB-LUN Altenrhein Aviation, Altenrhein-Saint Gallen, NTU 2009.

Note: Registration HB-LUN was allocated in anticipation it being required for flight certification following the rebuild. Although not officially carried, it was photographed with this registration attached in paper, inside the hangar at Altenrhein-Saint Gallen. In any event, it transitioned directly to the Maldivian register upon completion

• 8Q-MBC Maldivian Air Taxi Pvt., Ltd., Malé, Maldive Islands. Regd 07-Jan-2010 (Morgagee Seaplane Holdings A/S., Verbaek, Denmark).

• 8Q-MBC Merged into Trans Maldivian Airways Pvt., Ltd., Malé, Maldive Islands, 15-Aug-2013.

• Current •


N661MA at Downsview - CYZD, Ontario.
Photo: Sheldon D. Benner © September 1969 - Michael J. Ody Collection
N661MA at Miami / Opa-locka - OPF, Florida.
Photo: N. Chalcraft © April 1981 - Michael J. Ody Collection
H4-SIB of Solomon Airlines basking in the golden evening rays.
Photo: Unknown photographer © Date unknown - Michael J. Ody Collection
H4-SIB at Hawker Pacific in normal light.
Photo: Unknown photographer © October 1992 - John Mounce Collection - Aird Archives
H4-SIB earning revenue.
Photo: Unknown photographer © 13 October 1993 - John Mounce Collection - Aird Archives
H4-SIB at Honiara, what's next?
Photo: Unknown photographer © May 2003 - John Mounce Collection - Aird Archives
8Q-MBC at Altenrhein - LSZR, Switzerland.
Photo: Erich Kunz © January 2010
8Q-MBC at Meedhupparu Island, Maldives.
Photo: Darren Wilson © 21 September 2011