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DHC-6 Twin Otter Series 300
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Series 300


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

• 6V-ADE de Havilland Canad Inc.,  Downsview, ON. Rolled out -1973. First flight - 14-Nov-1973.

• 6V-ADE Ste, Nationale Transportes Air Senegal, Dakar Airport, Yoff, Senegal. Delivered 27-Nov-1973.

Note: Total time at 26-Dec-1984 – 10,820 hours.

Accident: Yoff Airport, Dakar, Senegal 10-Dec-1993 Air Senegal Twin Otter 6V-ADE was instructed to descend and maintain 3,000 feet and report over the Dakar YF VOR. Outbound traffic from Dakar (A YS-11, C5-GAA) was instructed to climb to 2,000 feet and intercept the radial 140 of the YF VOR. Failure to respect the assigned altitude caused both planes to collide at 2,700-2,900 feet. The DHC-6 crashed into the sea. The three occupants, one crew and two passengers were killed, but the NAMC YS-11 managed to return to Dakar.

Written off

6V-ADE at Dakar / Yoff - GOOY, Senegal.
Photo: John Rodger © 05 October 1974 - Aird Archives
Photo: Unknown photographer © Date unknown - Erik Johannesson Collection
6V-ADE under sunnier skies at Cap Skirring.
Photo: Bernard Crocoll © 08 February 1975 - Rainer Haufschild Collection - Aird Archives
Photo: Bernard Crocoll © 08 February 1975 - Kenneth I. Swartz Collection
6V-ADE at Cap Skirring.
Photo: Unknown photographer © 01 March 1986 - John Mounce Collection - Aird Archives