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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

• CS-TFD de Havilland Canada Inc., Downsview, ON. Rolled out date 31-Oct-1979. First flight 31-Oct-1979.

• CS-TFD Delivered to TAP Air Portugal, "Porto Santo", 16-Nov-1979.

• CS-TFD Change of owner LAR Transregional, "Funchal", Jan-1985.

Note: LAR formed Jan 1985 with TAP owning one third of shares.

• CS-TFD Transferred to Air Sao Tome & Principe, Oct-1993.

Accident: Principe, Sao Tome Island, 10-May-1997. Crashed when it ran off the runway in bad weather. Fifteen on board survived. Aircraft repaired.

Note: Wreckage noted at São Tomé 15-Aug-1997, and at Lisbon by Feb-1998 for rebuilding; test flown Mar-1999 after repair

• CS-TFD Rebuilt for Air Sao Tome & Principe, Mar-1999.

• S9-BAL Re regd to Air Sao Tome & Principe, Date unknown.

Accident: Baia Ana Chaves, 23-May-2006 Aircraft crashed 3 km offshore near Sao Tome Island Airport on a training flight. The aircraft was probably approaching runway 29 over sea. Four crew killed. Aircraft written off.

Written off


CS-TFD of AIR PORTUGAL, at Funchal / Madeira - LPFU, Portugal.
Photo: Dario Cocco © 20 August 1983 - Michael J. Ody Collection
S9-BAL at Principe - FPPR, Sao Tome & Principe.
Photo: Unknown photographer © 15 October 2004