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DHC-6 Twin Otter Series 200HG™
C-FGQH
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Series 100

5H-MNR • CF-GQI • C-FGQI • 8Q-GQH • 8Q-MAF

C-FGQH

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

• 5H-MNR de Havilland Canada Inc., Downsview, ON. Rolled out 10-Feb-1968. First flight 23-Feb-1968.

• 5H-MNR EAAC - East African Airways Corporation, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. Delivered 27-Mar-1968.

• CF-GQH Bannock Aerospace, Toronto, ON. Regd 10-Aug-1973.

Flew Via Cairo, Egypt – Heraklion, Greece – Nice, France – Prestwick, UK & Reykjavik, Iceland 17/19 Aug-1973, arr. Toronto 22-Aug-1973.

• CF-GQH Aklavik Flying Services, Inuvik, NT. Regd 07-Nov-1973.

• CF-GQH Nipawin Air Services, Nipawin, SK. Regd 30-Jun-1977.

• C-FGQH Merged with Great Shield Air Services., Prince Albert, SK. Regd 30-Sep-1979. Canx 01-Jun-1982.

• C-FGQH Kimba Air Services, Calgary AB. Regd Dec-1980.

• C-FGQH Nipawin Air Services, La Ronge, SK. Jun-1982. Regd Mar-1983. Canx 05-Nov 1984.

• C-FGQH Returned to Kimba Air Services, Calgary, AB. Regd date unknown.

• C-FGQH Parsons Airways Northern, Flin Flon, MB. Regd 11-Nov-1984. Canx 20-Aug-1987.

• C-FGQH Latham Island Airways. Yellowknife, NT. Regd Sep-1987.

• C-FGQH La Ronge Aviation, La Ronge, SK. Regd date unknown.

• C-FGQH Leased to Air Tind, Yellowknife, NT. Regd 16-Jul-1992.

• C-FGQH Leased to Kenn Borek Air, Calgary, AB. Regd 01-Dec-1996.

• C-FGQH Sub-Leased to Harbour Air, Vancouver, BC. Regd 20-Jun-1997.

• C-FGQH Returned to Kenn Borek Air, Calgary, AB. Regd 10-Sep-1997. Canx 14-Oct-1997.

• C-FGQH Leased to Maldivian Air Taxi, Male, MI. Regd 14-Oct-1997.

• C-FGQH Leased to Maldivian Air Taxi, Male, MI, Re. Regd. Mar-1998.

• 8Q-GQH Re regd to Maldivian Air Taxi, Male, MI.

• C-FGQH Returned to Kenn Borek Air, Calgary, AB. Regd 25-Sep-2001. Canx 02-Oct-2002.

Ferried via Muscat, Oman 30-Sep-2001, Rome-Ciampino, Italy & Birmingham, UK 06-Oct-2001

• C-FGQH West Coast Air Ltd., Vancouver, BC. Regd 22-Apr-2003, 15-May-2003, 30-Aug-2006 & 12-Aug-2010, 02-May-2014 Canx 03-Jan-2017.

Accident: Vancouver Harbour, BC, 03-Sep-2003: Collision with Dock. The aircraft with 2 pilots and 11 passengers on board, was at the dock preparing for a charter from Vancouver Harbour, British Columbia to Victoria. The number 2 (right-hand) engine was started normally and the pilot-in-command (PIC) signalled to the dockhand to untie the aircraft. The dockhand responded by disconnecting the auxiliary power unit, confirming the untie signal, and untying both mooring lines from the dock.

The PIC then initiated the start of the number 1 (left-hand) engine. During start, the unsecured aircraft drifted free and swung right to a position approximately perpendicular to the dock. As the number 1 engine spooled up, and with reverse selected on the number 2 engine, the aircraft began to accelerate forward and veer in a left-hand arcing turn toward an adjacent dock. The PIC attempted to stop the forward motion of the aircraft by applying full reverse with both engines. Unknown to the PIC, a mechanical fault did not allow the propellers to go into reverse, and the increase in power accelerated the aircraft toward the dock; the PIC shut the engines down using the fuel control levers. The aircraft struck the dock and the left float was ripped from its mounts, allowing the aircraft to tip to the left as the float sank. The 13 people aboard the aircraft escaped onto a maintenance float; there were no injuries. The accident occurred at 1020 Pacific daylight time.

Note: Dec-2012 Floats removed and placed on wheels suggesting that it was to be flown down to Murietta CA for the Ikhana 200HG conversion package.

Flew 30-Dec-2012 From unknown location into Santa Barbara, CA.  31-Dec-2012 Santa Barbara, CA - Murietta-French Valley, CA

• C-FGQH Harbour Air Ltd., Richmond, BC. Regd 03-Jan-2017.

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CF-GQH at Edmonton Municipal - CYXD, Alberta.
Photo: John Kimberley © November 1977 - Erik Johannesson Collection
C-FGQH serving with Air Tindi at the Yellowknife SPB.
Photo: Unknown photographer © September 1992 - Erik Johannesson Collection
C-FGQH with West Coast Air, at Victoria Harbour - YWH. f/n 604.
Photo: Dirk Septer © 26 April 2006
C-FGQH same location, WESTCOAST AIR new colours - YWH.
Photo: Dirk Septer © 21 December 2009
C-FGQH rolls out at Murrieta, California.
Photo: Ikhana © 08 May 2014 - Erik Johannesson Collection
C-FGQH f/n 604, back in service with WESTCOAST AIR.
Photo: Kenneth I. Swartz © 12 September 2014 - Erik Johannesson Collection
C-FGQH in a pleasant evening view.
Photo: Phil Broad © 27 June 2015 - Erik Johannesson Collection
C-FGQH landing at Coal Harbour - CXH.
Photo: John W. Olafson © 05 September 2015
C-FGQH still making waves.
Photo: Kenneth I. Swartz © 05 August 2016
C-FGQH in Harbour Air livery.
Photo: Lenn Bayliss © 06 August 2017