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DHC-6 Twin Otter Series 300
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Series 300

C-GEMU (1) • HK-2602-X


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

• C-GEMU (1) de Havilland Canada Inc., Downsview, ON. Rolled out date 18-Feb-1981. First flight 21-Feb-1981.

• HK-2602-X Delivered to ACES-Aerolineas Centrales Colombia, Bogota, Colombia, 26-May-1981.

Ferried via Miami, FL 26/28-May-1981 on delivery to Colombia.

• HK-2602 Re registered to ACES-Aerolíneas Centrales de Colombia S.A., Bogota, Colombia, by Mar-1982

Accident: Padre Amaya Mountain 30-Nov-1996; ACES Flight 148 was prepared for a scheduled domestic flight to Bahia Solano and Quibdo. At 10:21 the engines were started and the crew received permission to taxy to runway 01. The flight was cleared for takeoff and departed Medellín at 10:29.

About three minutes later, the aircraft stalled and collided with the Padre Amaya mountain, some 20-30m below the summit at an altitude of 7,147 feet (airfield elevation is 4,940 feet). The aircraft had been overloaded by 170kg. Two crew and twelve passengers killed.

Written off


C-GEMU in aces COLOMBIA livery, at Downsview.
Photo: DHC © March 1981 - Michael J. Ody Collection
HK-2602-X at Medellin, in service.
Photo: Unknown photographer © March 1982 - Michael J. Ody Collection
HK-2602 at Medellin / Olaya Herrera - SKMD.
Photo: Unknown photographer © Date unknown - Erik Johannesson Collection
HK-2602 at Bogota / Eldorado - SKBO, Colombia.
Photo: Roland Büsser © 06 March 1995 - Aird Archives