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DHC-6 Twin Otter Series 100
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Series 100



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

• N952SM de Havilland Canada Inc., Downsview, ON. Rolled out 21-Feb-1968. First flight 01-Mar-1968.

• N952SM MAC - Miami Aviation Corporation, Opa Locka, FL. Delivered 08-Mar-1968.

Airworthiness date: 20-Mar-1968.

• N952SM Skymark Airlines, Sacramento, CA. Regd 08-Mar-1968.

• N952SM Merged with Aero Commuter, Long Beach, CA 28-Mar-1969.

• N952SM Renamed Golden West Airlines, Van Nuys, CA. Regd Jul-1969.

• N952SM Leased to Frontier Airlines, Denver, CO. Regd Feb-1972.

• N952SM Returned to Golden West Airlines, Van Nuys, CA. Date unknown.

• N952SM Repossessed by Bank of America (stored Los Angeles). Regd Jul-1978.

• N952SM Golden West Airlines, Van Nuys, CA. Regd Jan-1982.

• N952SM Newair, New Haven, CT. Regd 17-Apr-1983.

• N716NC Newair, New Haven, CT. Re-regd Jul-1983.

• N716NC Merged into Pilgrim Airlines, Groton-New London Airport, CT. Regd Feb-1985.

• N716NC Merged with Business Express, Westport, CT. (Stored Groton, CT). Regd 28-Feb-1986.

• N716NC Rudo Aircraft Corporation (stored Groton CT). Regd 20-Apr-1987.

• N716NC Freefall Express, Gardiner, NY. Regd 22-Jun-1990.

Accident: Location unknown.03-Sep-1991. Engines started. As power increased aircraft rolled into a van. Appears improper parking procedures used.

Accident: Location unknown.27-Apr-1996. The flight returned from dropping parachutists, and the pilot left the engines running as the next load of parachutists loaded. A passenger, who had ridden on the previous flight, was instructed by the pilot to exit through the rear door and that ground personnel would direct her. The passenger exited the aircraft and was directed by ground personnel to the rear of the aircraft. The passenger started to the rear and then turned and walked toward the running left engine and propeller. Before ground personnel could stop her, she walked into the path of the left propeller and was fatally injured.

Accident Zephyrhills Airport. 08-Mar-2001. While making an approach into Zephyrhills Airport the pilot collided with runway marking signs located 500 feet south and 300 feet south of runway 36. Pilot was landing on the x which is the taxi way. Considered careless and reckless operation.

• Current •

N952SM of SKYMARK AIRLINES, at Oakland - KOAK, California.
Photo: John Stewart © May 1968 - Jay Sherlock Collection - Aird Archives
N952SM of Golden West, at San Francisco - KSFO, California.
Photo: Unknown photographer © April 1969 - Michael J. Ody Collection
N952SM of Golden West at Los Angeles - KLAX, California.
Photo: Gary Vincent © February 1980
N952SM in the colours of NEWAIR.
Photo: Unknown photographer © July 1983 - Michael J. Ody Collection
N716NC at Groton, Connecticut.
Photo: Unknown photographer © June 1986 - Erik Johannesson Collection
N716NC ten years later.
Photo: Unknown photographer © June 1996
N716NC of Freefall Express, at Deland - KDED, Florida.
Photo: Kenneth I. Swartz © 02 March 2015 - Erik Johannesson Collection