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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

• C-GQYQ de Havilland Canada Inc., Downsview, ON. Rolled out date 12-Aug-1977. First flight 12-Aug-1977.

• CR-CAX Delivered to TACV Transportes Aereos Cabo Verde, Praia, Cape Verde Islands. 30-Aug-1977.

• D4-CAX Re Regd to TACV-Transportes Aereos Cabo Verde, Praia, Cape Verde Islands. 12-Nov-1984.

Accident: Praia-Francisco Mendes Airport, Cape Verde, 28-Sep-1998. The Twin Otter, carrying Cape Verdes Prime Minister Carlos Veiga, approached Praia runway 22 from Sao Nicolau, Island when the wind suddenly shifted. The pilot executed a visual circuit to land on runway 04. Because of stormy weather, a tight left final turn was made. During this turn for finals, the aircraft struck the ground. The accident took the life of one of the bodyguards of Mr Veiga. Four occupants were injured of the two crew and 19 other passengers that survived.

• D4-CAX Remains to Dodson Intl, Rantoul KS. Wreck of fuselage noted 30-Jun-2006 and 13-Apr-2013.

Written off


CR-CAX at Praia Verde - LPPV, Portugal.
Photo: Unknown photographer © 21 March 1984 - Michael J. Ody Collection
D4-CAX final resting place is Dodson's yard, at Rantoul, KS.
Photo: Aeroprints © 30 April 2013