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DHC-6 Twin Otter Series 100
N7705
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CF-UCD • (N7711 (1)) • CF-UCD • N7705 • XA-TUO

N7705

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

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

• CF-UCD de Havilland Canada Inc., Downsview, ON. Rolled out 28-Mar-1966 First flight 07-Apr-1966.

Used as demonstrator during 1966 and 1967.

Note: Special flight permit issued 22-Apr-1966 for overweight ferry flight to Hanover, Germany for air show display.

Regd to Cable Commuter, ON, CA, but not delivered. See c/n 109.

• CF-UCD Restored to de Havilland Canada Inc., Downsview, ON., 04-Jan-1968.

Note: Special flight permit issued 19-Jan-1968 for oversize tire evaluation, 45X20-10 mains & 35X15-12 nose.

• N7705 Sold to Northern Airways, Burlington, VT. 08-Apr-1968.

• N7705 Delivered to Otter Amalgamated Joint Venture 2, Chicago, IL.

• N7705 Leased to Intermountain Aviation, Marana, AZ., 09-Apr-1968. See note.

Note: Intermountain Aviation was a CIA airline front company and performed covert operations in Southeast Asia and elsewhere during the Vietnam War era.

• N7705 Returned from lease to Otter Amalgamated Joint Venture 2, Chicago, IL. Apr-1969.

• XA-TUO Leased to TATSA- Transportes Aereos Terrestres S.A., Tayaltita, Mexico. Regd Apr-1969.

Note: Although reportedly leased to Transportes Aéreos Terrestres, and registered in Mexico as XA-TUO between Apr-1969 & Jul-1970, and leased to Air Central beginning in Jul-1970 there are date conflicts arising from the following reported sightings: 1) noted at Marana 01-Nov-1969 as N7705 in Intermountain c/s, and 2) noted at Marana 29-Mar-1971 as N7705 in Intermountain c/s. There is however photographic evidence that it did carry XA-TUO with Transportes Aéreos Terrestres, but the photo is un-dated unfortunately.

• N7705 Returned from lease to Otter Amalgamated Joint Venture 2. Chicago, IL. Regd 17-Jun-1970.

• N7705 Leased to Air Central, Harlingen, TX. Regd Jul-1970.

• N7705 Returned from lease to Otter Amalgamated Joint Venture 2, Chicago, IL., on date unknown.

Accident: Champaign-Willard, Illinois.26-Mar-1973 The pilot lost control and crashed shortly after takeoff from Willard en route Savoy Illinois to Chicago, Illinois. It appeared that the gust lock was still engaged. The only person on board, the pilot, was killed.

• N7705 Removed from register 25-Jun-1973.

Written off •

Latest update

Change of format 28-Aug-2018

CF-UCD at Downsview - CYZD.
Photo: Sheldon D. Benner © April 1966 - Erik Johannesson Collection
CF-UCD in the United Kingdom.
Photo: Sheldon D. Benner © September 1966 - Erik Johannesson Collection
CF-UCD travels to the United Kingdom yet again.
Photo: Unknown photographer © November 1967 - Erik Johannesson Collection
CF-UCD at Downsview - CYZD, on Tundra Tires.
Photo: Unknown photographer © Date unknown - Michael J. Ody Collection