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DHC-6 Twin Otter Series 200
N245GW
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Series 200

N17134 • N245GW • PT-WEO

N245GW

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

• N17134 de Havilland Canada Inc., Downsview, ON. Rolled out 10-May-1968. First flight 06-Jun-1968.

• (N17134) NASA Commuter, Houston, TX. ntu.

Note: Re allocated to Cable commuter due to delay in opening Houston -Intercontinental Airport.

• N17134 Cable Commuter Airlines, Ontario, CA. Delivered & Regd 29-May-1968.

• N245GW Golden West Airlines, Van Nuys, CA. Regd Jun-1968.

• N245GW Aero Commuter, Long Beach, CA. Regd 11-Mar-1969.

• N245GW Merged with Golden West Airlines, 15-Jul-1969.

• N245GW Leased to Alpine Air Bus, Los Angeles, CA. Regd 05-Feb-1971.

Noted at Los Angeles Jan-1971 in Golden West colour scheme with Alpine Airbus titles.

• N245GW Returned to Golden West Airlines, Van Nuys, CA. Regd 1971.

• N245GW Transferred to Roberts Farms Inc., McFarland, CA. Regd Sep-1971.

Operated as an executive aircraft by Golden West for Roberts Farms & Golden West CEO Hollis Roberts.

• N245GW Returned to Golden West Airlines, Van Nuys, CA. Regd date unknown.

Withdrawn from use and stored on bankruptcy of Golden West 22-Apr-1983.

• N245GW Repossessed by Bank of America. Regd 07-Aug-1984.

• N245GW Air Associates, Plymouth, MA. Regd. 06-Sep-1984.

• N245GW Leased to St Lucie Airways, Ort St. Lucie, FL. Regd 21-Mar-1985.

• N245GW Returned to Air Associates, Plymouth MA. Regd date unknown.

• N245GW Leased to Carson Helicopters, Perkasie, PA. Dec-1985.

• PT-WEO Carson Helicopters, Perkasie, PA. Re. Regd May-1995.

• N245GW Carson Helicopters, Perkasie, PA. Re. Regd 01-Feb 1996

Accident: Nr Bagua, Peru. 09-Mar-1996. The aircraft, registered to Air Associates Inc.,, leased to Carson Services Inc.,, operating as a 14 CFR part 91 aerial survey flight, crashed at an undetermined time. Visual meteorological conditions prevailed at the departure airport, and no flight plan was filed. The airplane was reported missing and presumed destroyed. The American pilot-in-command, American survey operator, and Peruvian Air Force observer are missing, and are presumed to be fatally injured (As at 1996).  Due to bad weather en route from Bagua to Galilea, the pilot had to alter course. Last contact was when the pilot was about to make an emergency landing on an airstrip due to fuel shortage. The flight originated from Bagua at about 0617 MDT for an aerial geological survey near the disputed Peru border with Ecuador, in the Cenepa River area over dense Amazon jungle Three persons on board killed. Aircraft written off.

Written off

N245GW where else, but Los Angeles - KLAX, California.
Photo: Jay Sherlock © September 1968 - Aird Archives
N245GW with GOLDEN WEST AIRLINES.
Photo: Unknown photographer © date unknown - Michael J. Ody Collection
N245GW with AERO COMMUTER at Long Beach, California.
Photo: Unknown photographer © date unknown - Michael J. Ody Collection
N245GW with AERO COMMUTER at Los Angeles International, California.
Photo: Unknown photographer © October 1969 - Erik Johannesson Collection
N245GW of Golden West at Los Angeles International, California.
Photo: Unknown photographer © January 1971 - Erik Johannesson Collection
N245GW at Long Beach wearing Roberts Farms titles.
Photo: Unknown photographer © date unknown - Erik Johannesson Collection
N245GW later in life still as an executive craft, minus the mauve.
Photo: Unknown photographer © July 1980 - Erik Johannesson Collection