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DHC-6 Twin Otter Series 300
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Series  300

N62145 • N300EH • N409RA


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

• N62145 de Havilland Canada Inc., Downsview, ON. Rolled out 09-Nov-1974. First flight 04-Dec-1974.

• N62145 Evergreen Helicopters, McMinnville, OR., 17-Dec-1974.

• N300EH Re regd to Evergreen Helicopters, McMinnville, OR., Jan-1975.

• N409RA Re regd to Ryan Air Services, Unalakleet ,AK, Mar-1983.

• N409RA Sold to Grand Canyon Airlines, Grand Canyon, AZ., 25-Nov-1987.

Note: Modified as Vista Liner 300.

• N75GC Re regd to Grand Canyon Airlines, Grand Canyon, AZ. Regd 11-Dec-1987. Canx 22-Mar-1992.

FAA Accident report 27-Feb-1989. Lost directional control on landing. Struck wing tip on runway. Possible nose wheel centering problem. Minor damage.

Accident; Grand Canyon Nationl Park Airport, Arizona. 27-Sep-1989 The aircraft took off from Grand Canyon at around 09:00 for the second tour flight that day. After the tour, Canyon flight 5 was cleared for a runway 21 approach. The plane travelled down the runway about 5 feet in the air for about 1,000 feet before it bounced on landing. The aircraft travelled 1,000 feet and touched down on the right wingtip, crushing the aileron/flap hinge up into the wing. Full power was applied for a go-around. Control was lost as the aircraft attained an extreme nose-up attitude and the aircraft crashed into trees. The two crew members and eight of the 19 passengers suffered fatal injuries. The aircraft was written off as damaged beyond repair. Two crew and 8 passengers killed with 11 pax surviving.

Airframe was stored at Valle (40G) for many years by GCA owner John Siebold. Wreckage sold to R.W. Martin inc., Dec-2008.

Total time at Sep-1989: 11,180 hours.

Interesting link about "Canyon 5" by Grand Canyon Aviation Archaeology. .

Kept for parts after research

N300EH of EVERGREEN, at Anchorage - PANC, Alaska.
Photo: J. B. Hayes © 05 April 1975 - Kenneth I. Swartz Collection
N300EH at a much warmer Marana, Arizona.
Photo: Jay Sherlock © September 1975 - Aird Archives
N75GC the sad remains - at Valle - VLE, Arizona.
Photo: Unknown photographer © October 2002 - Michael J. Ody Collection - Aird Archives