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DHC-6 Twin Otter Series 300
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msn 445

Series 300



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

• LN-BNJ de Havilland Canada Inc., Downsview, ON. Rolled out 18-Dec-1974. First flight 27-Jan-1975.

• LN-BNJ Wideröes Flyveselskap AS., Oslo, Norway. Temp regn 13-Mar-1975. Delivered 14-Mar-1975. Full regn 21-Mar-1975.

Accident : Sandnessjøen Airport. 14-Feb-1992 Landing accident.

• LN-BNJ Canx 09-Mar-1995. Keft Bodø, Norway 15-feb-1995. Arrived at Calgary, AB., 20-Feb-1995.

• C-FVBH de Havilland Canada Inc., Downsview, ON Regd 20-Mar-1995. Canx 24-Mar-1995.

• C-FVBH Sold to Kenn Borek Air, Calgary, AB. Regd 24-Mar-1995. Canx 10-Apr-1995.

• HP-1267APP Leased to Aeroperlas Regional, (Aerolíneas Islas de Las Perlas), Panama City, 10-Apr-1995.

Accident Rio Sidra Airport, Panama. 06-Sep-2000. The Twin Otter was damaged when it overran the runway on landing after a flight from Panama City Albrook-Marcos A. Gelabert International Airport and collided with a tree. Two crew and 19 passengers uninjured. The same aircraft, flown by the same pilot, had to make a precautionary landing at Enrique Jiménez, Columbus, Panama airport because of engine problems on June 12, 2000. Fuselage seen in Calgary, Canada. Aircraft repaired.

• C-FDKB Returned to Kenn Borek Air, Calgary, AB. Regd 04-Jun-2004. Canx and deleted 09-Dec-2005.

Note: Ferry flight to Maldives commenced from Iqualuit, Nunavu. 30-Nov-2005, passing through Heraklion, Crete on 02-Dec-2005.

• 8Q-MAS Leased to Maldivian Air Taxi, Male, MI. Regd 09-Dec-2005. Total time: 49,129.7 hours.

Accident: Adaaran Club Bathala (North Ari Atoll), Maldive Islands. 14-Jul-2008. The float equipped aircraft departed at 12:11 local, from the MAT dock at Male International Airport, water aerodrome. It was flying fourteen tourists to the Adaaran Club Bathala (North Ari Atoll). The weather was windy and sea was rough. The estimated flight time to destination was 20 minutes. Around 12:30 the aircraft approached for landing near the floating platform located in the lagoon north of Adaaran Club Bathala. The wind was on a westerly direction 20 to 25 knots and the aircraft approached for a westbound landing. The aircraft made an orbit over the lagoon to inspect water and approached towards the platform for landing. The aircraft touched down and was cutting the top of the wave, as they usually do to find an appropriate location for stopping. Before it could find an appropriate place to stop it hit a big swell. This caused the aircraft to sway to the left and get airborne. The PIC called for a go around and tried to correct the left sway. As it was climbing with a right bank it collided with a speed boat, moored to the buoy which was located to the west of the platform. The RH float collided with the bow of the speed boat, which caused the RH float and the RH engine to detach the aircraft. The aircraft yawed to the right and the PIC managed to land the aircraft and bring it to a halt on LH float. Due to high wave current the aircraft drifted towards the shallow area and sank. The fourteen passengers and three crew were able to escape the aircraft without any fatalities.

Damaged beyond economical repair

LN-BNJ without engines, at Bodø - ENBO, Norway.
Photo: Steinar Sævdal © May 1985 - Aird Archives
LN-BNJ of WIDERØE, at Mo i Rana / Rossvoll - ENRA, Norway.
Photo: Rolf Larsson © 26 May 1992 - Kenneth I. Swartz Collection - Aird Archives
LN-BNJ of Widerøe at Bodø, Norway.
Photo: Unknown photographer © 26 May 1992 - Erik Johannesson Collection
LN-BNJ at sunny Borger - BGD, Texas.
Photo: Unknown photographer © 10 June 1992 - John Rodger Collection - Aird Archives
LN-BNJ ex Widerøe at Calgary - CYYC, Alberta.
Photo: Anthony J. Hickey © March 1995 - Michael J. Ody Collection
8Q-MAS being recovered near Adaaran Club Bathalla, Maldives.
Photo: Civil Aviation Department AICC © 14 July 2008 - Aird Archives