TWINOTTERARCHIVE master index

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msn 436
DHC-6 Twin Otter Series 300
FAE-450
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• Registration • Activity and details of Owner/Operator and other historical information

• C-GNSD de Havilland Canada Inc., Downsview, ON. Rolled out 14-Nov-1974. First flight 22-Nov-1974.

• C-GNSD Hudson’s Bay Company, Winnipeg, MB. Delivered 13-Dec-1974. Canx 16-Jan-1987.

• C-GNSD The North West Company Ltd., Winnipeg, MB., 20-Apr-1990. Canx 09-Aug-1991 on export to Ecuador.

• FAE-450 Sold to Ecuador Air Force, Base Aérea Mariscal Sucre / Quito, Equador. Operated by Escuadron de Transporte 1113 Twin Otter and possibly TAME (Transportes Aéreos Mercantiles Ecuatorianos) 09-Aug-1991.

Accident: Near the town of Ambato, Ecuador. 06-Apr-1994. When it crashed into Mt Lozan, 47 mins after take off, at the 13,400ft level 300ft below the summit, which was obscured by cloud. Aircraft was on, its track but below assigned height of 15,500ft. All 3 crew and 14 passengers killed were on a flight from Taura to Latacunga.

Written off

C-GNSD at Sioux Lookout - CYXL, Ontario.
Photo: Sheldon D. Benner © 11 August 1977 - Michael J. Ody Collection
FAE-450 at Winnipeg - CYWG, Manitoba.
Photo: Tim Martin © 16 August 1991