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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

• N23BC de Havilland Canada Inc., Downsview, ON. Rolled out 09-Oct-1974. First flight 11-Oct-1974.

• N23BC Bird Corporation, Lincol, NE. Delivered 18-Oct-1974.

• N23BC Sold to Duncan Aviation, Lincoln, NE., 18-Oct-1974.

• N23BC Sold to Trans Union Leasing Corporation, Chicago, IL.. 20-Nov-1974.

• N23BC Leased to Anchorage Helicopter Service Inc., Anchorage, AK., 16-Oct-1974.

• N23BC Returned to Trans Union Leasing, Chicago, IL., 20 Nov-1976.

Note: FAA approval for ferry tanks & overweight flight received 12-Dec-1976 for delivery to American Samoa.

• N23BC Delivered to SPIA - South Pacific Island Airways, Pago Pago, American Samoa 12-Dec-1976.

Accident: Tau, 42mi E of Pago Pago, American Samoa. 05-Nov-1979. The co-pilot did not call out the low airspeed on finals, causing the plane to make a heavy landing. The plane veered off the runway and collided with trees. 16 passengers and two crew uninjuredAircraft written off.

• N23BC Returned to Trans Union Leasing Corporation, Chicago, IL. On USCAR at 31-Mar-1980. Canx 28-Jul-1980.

Written off

N23BC at Anchorage - PANC, Alaska.
Photo: Unknown photographer © November 1976 - Michael J. Ody Collection