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DHC-6 Twin Otter Series 300
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Series 300

N96RA • N99XV • N96RA • DQ-FEU • P2-MBT • P2-MRN


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

• N96RA de Havilland Canada Inc., Downsview, ON. Rolled out date 12-Feb-1979. First flight 02-Feb-1979.

• N96RA Delivered to Rio Airways, Killeen, TX., 02-Mar-1979.

• N99XV Re regd to Rio Airways, Killeen, TX., 1985.

• N96RA Sold to Jack Wall Aircraft Sales, Memphis, TN., Nov-1985.

• N96RA Sold to Norman Kuo, Huntington Park, CA., 15-Sep-1986. Operated by Maui Airlines. Canx Oct-1989 (on sale to Fiji Air).

Noted stored at Guam by 1989, in Rio c/s with Maui Airlines titles; minus tail and other parts

Incident:  Agana, Guam 11-Apr-1987: as the aircraft approached its home airport at Agana, Guam the captain passed out. The first officer took over the controls and landed the aircraft without further incident. The cause of the incapacitation was not determined.

Total time: 18,913 hours at Apr-1987.

• N96RA Repossessed by Myriad Capital,. Dec-1989

Sold to Air Fiji, Nausari, Fiji. Dec-1989

• DQ-FEU. Re regd to Air Fiji, Nausari, Fiji. Mar-1990. "Tui Manu Levu".

Arrived Brisbane, QLD 08-Dec-1993 on delivery to Milne Bay Air

• P2-MBT Sold to MBA - Milne Bay Air, Port Moresby, PNG., 08-Dec-1993.

• P2-MRN Sold to Goroka Air Seriesvices, Gorokam, PNG., Aug-1997.

• PK-ZAP Sold to PT Asmat Air, Merauke, Indonesia, 29-Apr-2002.

Accident: Ninia Airfield, Irian Jaya, 02-Feb-2001. The aircraft suddenly turned and swung to the left on landing roll. Nose wheel steering could not cover it, so the aircraft continued to swing to the left and went down to the left side of the runway.

• PK-ZAP Sold to PT Air Regional, Jakarta (Sabang Merauke Air Charter), Indonesia by.Feb-2001.

• Stored ? •


N96RA of Rio at Downsview - CYZD.
Photo: Russel Brown © 02 February 1979 - Michael J. Ody
N96RA at Killeen - ILE, Texas.
Photo: Unknown photographer © Date unknown
DQ-FEU at Brisbane / Archerfield - YBAF, Queensland.
Photo: John Rodger © 19 December 1993- John Mounce Collection - Aird Archives
P2-MBT at Brisbane / Archerfield - YBAF, Queensland.
Photo: Unknown phoytographer © February 1994 - Erik Johannesson Collection
P2-MRN of GOROKA AIR SERVICES, at Port Moresby - AYPY, Papua New Guinea.
Photo: Lance Higgerson © 1998 - Aird Archives
PK-ZAP at Madang - AYMD, Papua New Guinea.
Photos: Unknown photographer © Date unknown