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DHC-6 Twin Otter Series 200
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Series 100

N7254 • VH-TGX • P2-TGX


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

• N7254 de Havilland Canada Inc., Downsview, ON. Rolled out 14-May-1968. First flight 30-May-1968. Canx Jun-1968.

• N7254 TAA - Trans Australia Airlines. Accepted at Downsview 10-Jun-1968.

• N7254 Ferried to Australia by Air Capital International, Augusta, KS. Arrived at Brisbane.24-Jun-1968. Regn canx Jun-1968.

• VH-TGX TAA - Trans Australia Airlines. Melbourne, VIC. Regd 10-Jul-1968.

Note: Withdrawn from service at Brisbane and stored. 17-Nov-1973.

• VH-TGX Sold to TAL - Territory Airlines, Goroka, PNG. Regd 25-Nov-1973. 02-May-1974.

Ferried Brisbane – Port Moresby. 25-Nov 1973.

• P2-TGX Territory Airlines, Goroka, PNG. Regd 02-May-1974.

• P2-TGX Re-named Talair, Goroka, PNG. Regd Dec-1974.

• P2-RDC Talair, Goroka, PNG. Re-regd-Jan-1976.

Accident: Mendi, PNG 09-Sep-1991. While returning to Mendi with another company DHC-6, the weather deteriorated significantly. The first DHC-6 landed safely however P2-RDC executed a missed approach and entered a very low circuit attempting to maintain visual. A forced landing was undertaken on an adjacent road, during which the port wing collided with trees, forcing the engine & propeller into the fuselage.

Written off

N7254 for TAA at San Francisco on delivery flight.
Photo: Unknown photographer © June 1968 - Erik Johannesson Collection
VH-TGX at Bankstown, N.S.W.
Photo: Unknown photographer © February 1973 (?) - Michael J. Ody Collection
VH-TGX at Adelaide - YPAD, S.A.
Photos: Bob Wiseman © October 1969 - Lance Higgerson Collection
P2-RDC early in her career.
Photo: Unknown photographer © October 1979 - Kenneth I Swartz Collection - Aird Archives
Photo: Unknown photographer © October 1979 - Michael J. Ody Collection
P2-RDC with Talair titles at Madang.
Photo: Unknown photographer © 25 April 1983 - Michael J. Ody Collection