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DHC-6 Twin Otter Series 300
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Series 300

N5218 • VH-PGT • CF-JJI • AP-AXH • N9090Z • H4-SIA • VH-NIO


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

• N5218 de Havilland Canada Inc., Downsview, ON. Rolled out Dec-1969. First flight 17-Dec-1969.

• N5218 Ferried by Floair Inc to Australia. Regd 22-Dec-1969. Ferry contractor for delivery flight to Australia

Arrived Sydney – Bankstown on completion of delivery flight Jan-1970 in all metal livery

• VH-PGT Ansett Airlines of Papua & New Guinea. Purchased Dec-22-1969. Delivered 03-Feb-1970. Regd 19-Feb-1970. Withdrawn from service at Lae Oct-1973. Canx 21-Nov-1973.

• CF-JJI Sold to Bannock Aerospace, Toronto, ON. 26-Nov-1973. Photographed at Bankstown Feb-1974.

Noted however at Sydney-Bankstown during Jan-1974 still in full Ansett c/s, painted as CF-JJI Canadian registration cancelled 15-Feb-1974.

• AP-AXH Amoco Pakistan Exploration, Rawalpindi. 15-Feb-1974. De registered 24-Aug-1981

• N9090Z Change of operator - Amoco Drilling Services, Houston, TX, 24-Aug-1981.

• N9090Z Change of operator - Amoco Gabon Exploration, London, UK. Regd Apr-1984.

• N9090Z Jack Wall Aircraft Sales, Memphis, TN. 05-Jan-1987.

• H4-SIA SOLAIR - Solomon Island Airlines, Honiara, 27-Aug-1987.

• VH-NIO Leased to Pacific Aviation, 03-Jul-1989.

• H4-SIA Returned to SOLAIR - Solomon Island Airlines, Honiara, Jun-1990.

Accident: S of Guadalcanal, Solomon Islands. On a flight from Kirakira to Honiara-Henderson International Airport both of the Solomon Islands, the aircraft struck the southern face of Mount Nashua at 4,110 feet altitude in heavy rain and low cloud. The aircraft was making a visual descent from 8,000 feet. Two crew and thirteen passengers killed.

Written off

N5218 for Ferry Contractor.
Photo: Unkinown photographer © January 1970 - Erik Johannesson Collection
VH-PGT of ANSETT at Bankstown a few months after delivery.
Photo: Peter Keating © 21 October 1970 - Michael J. Ody Collection
VH-PGT at Bankstown - YSBK, missing port wing tip.
Photo: Fred Barnes © 30 October 1973 - Michael J. Ody Collection
VH-NIO at Cairns - YBCS, Queensland.
Photo: Peter Keating © 13 October 1989 - Michael J. Ody Collection
VH-NIO three days in the life.
Photo: Peter Keating © 14 October 1989 - Michael J. Ody Collection
VH-NIO well documented by Peter Keating.
Photo: Peter Keating © 15 October 1989 - Michael J. Ody Collection
H4-SIA of Solomon Airlines at Munda, Soloman Islands.
Photo: Unknown photographer © May 1991 - Erik Johannnesson Collection