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DHC-6 Twin Otter Series 400
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msn 869

Series 400

C-FVAM (1)


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

• C-FVAM (1) Viking Air Ltd., Sidney, BC. Regd 12-Oct-2012. Canx 03-May-2013.

Noted at Calgary, AB in overall primer 28-Oct-2012, 01-Nov-2012 and 04-Nov-2012.

Flew Calgary, AB - Spokane, WA Nov-2012 for painting & Spokane, WA - Victoria, BC 25-Nov-2012 after painting.

Flew Victoria, BC - Reno, NV - Murrieta, CA 18-Apr-2013.

• N153QS Viking Air Ltd., Sidney, BC. (Bank of Utah Trustee, Salt Lake City. UT). Re-regd 06-May-2013.

Flew Murrieta, CA - Tahoe-Truckee, CA 03-Jul-2013 for customer acceptance.

Flew Tahoe-Truckee, CA - Seattle, WA - Victoria, BC 04-Jul-2013.

Noted at Victoria, BC 21-Jul-2013 on amphibious floats, but then back on conventional landing gear for delivery.

• N153QS Wells Fargo Bank Northwest NA Trustee, Salt Lake City, UT. Registered 29-Jul-2013.

Flew Victoria, BC - Hillsboro, OR for ferry tank installation by Southern Cross Aviation 03-Sep-2013. First ferry flight of a Srs 400 by Southern Cross.

Delivered 06/09-Sep-2013 Hillsboro, OR - McMinnville, OR - Honolulu, HI (Flight time 14hr 45min)- 08-Sep-2013. 08-Sep-2013 Honolulu, HI - Kona, HI - 09-Sep-2013 Kona, HI - Christmas Island-Cassidy Int'l Planned 7hrs & 27min. 10-Sep-2013 Christmas Island-Cassidy Int'l. - Papeete-Faa'a Int'l.

Note: Stayed at Papeete until floats caught up and were fitted.

Delivery continued 01-Oct-2013 Papeete-Faa'a, Tahiti - Rarotonga, Cook Islands 02-Oct-2013 Rarotonga, Cook Islands - Alofi, Niue - Nadi, Fiji Flew 05-Oct-2013 Vava'u Int'l., Tonga. - Nadi-Int'l., Fiji.

Flew 29-Nov-2013 Nadi-International, Fiji - Port Vila, Vanuatu. 05-Dec-2013 Port Vila-Bauerfield, Vanuatu - Noumea-La Tontouta, New Caledonia 06-Dec-2013 Noumea-La Tontouta, New Caledonia - Port Vila-Bauerfield, Vanuatu 08-Dec-2013 Port Vila-Bauerfield, Vanuatu - Nadi-International, Fiji 22-Dec-2013 Nadi-International, Fiji - Port Vila-Bauerfield, Vanuatu.

Flew 05-Nov-2014 Tarawa-Bonriki, Kiribati - Majuro, Marshall Islands.

Flew 04-Apr-2015 Majuro, Marshall Islands – Kosrae 05-Apr-2015 Kosrae - Pohnpei-International.

Note: 04-Apr-2015This aircraft was re-fitted with an auxiliary ferry fuel system, to enable overseas delivery The fuel tanks are manufactured by Turtle-Pac Pty., Ltd. The bladder tanks were tested to 24 psi, without failure and tanks were leak tested to 5.0 psi. The tanks meet the requirements for FAR 23.965 and FAR 25.965. The tanks are located in the cabin at floor level for even load distribution. They are secured in place using 6 - 3333 lbs rated cargo straps and existing seat attachment points using PN78101 track fittings. Fuel is routed through the individual tank outlet and fittings, through Aeroquip, mil-6000 type 3/4" ID hose and fittings to the pump and aft tank vent. Fuel enters in the top of the aircraft fuel cells, located in the belly of the aircraft, number one and/or seven. This fills front and /or rear aircraft fuel tanks. The flow of fuel from the ferry system to the aircraft tanks is by gravity and/or pump pressure, adequate at all power settings. The fuel supply will enable utilization of all but one(1) gallon of fuel per individual cell. A placard detailing operation of the ferry fuel system is displayed in the aircraft. The GWTO in the ferry configuration does not exceed 140% of the normal GWTO, in accordance with de Havilland DHC-6-300 operating data manual.

Airworthiness date. 16-Dec-2015.

Flew 19-Dec-2015 Nouméa, New Caledonia - Brisbane, QLD 20-Dec-2015 Brisbane, QLD - Cairns, QLD 21-Dec-2015 Cairns, QLD - Groote Eylandt, NT - Darwin, NT.

Flew 13-Mar-2016 arrived back in Cairns, QLD from Darwin, where it had been since the 20-Dec-2015.

• N153QS. Bank of Utah Trustee, Salt Lake City, UT. Regd 21-Dec-2017.

Accident: Aircraft crashed into Pacific Ocean 54km (33.8 miles) W of Half Moon Bay Airport, CA. 2K. 20-May-2023 14:15 local.


C-FVAM at Calgary - CYYC, Alberta.
Photo: Dave Subelack © 04 November 2012
C-FVAM arrives at Victoria - CYYJ.
Photo: Tim Martin © 25 November 2012
N153QS arrives back at Victoria - CYYJ.
Photo: Tim Martin © 04 July 2013
N153QS now with her matching amphibs.
Photo: Tim Martin © 21 July 2013
N153QS at McMinnville, ready for delivery flight.
Photo: Paul Carter © 04 September 2013
N153QS arrives at Brisbane - YBBN, Queensland.
Photo: Lloyd Fox © 19 December 2015
Photo: Unknown photographer © 03 January 2019 - John Mounce Collection - Aird Archives