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msn 133
DHC-6 Twin Otter Series 200
N926MA
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msn 133

Series 200

N953SM

N926MA

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

• N953SM de Havilland Canada Inc., Downsview, ON. Rolled out 16-May-1968. First flight 06-Jun-1968.

• N953SM MAC - Miami Aviation Corporation, Opa Locka, FL. Delivered 17-Jun-1968.

• N953SM International Aerodyne. Regd 17-Jun-1968. (Possibly Aerodyne Industries, Tampa, FL).

• N953SM Operated by Skymark Airlines, Sacramento, CA. Regd 17-Jun-1968.

• N953SM Merged with Aero Commuter, Long Beach, CA. 28-Mar-1969.

• N953SM Re-named Golden West Airlines, Van Nuys, CA. Regd 15-Jul-1969.

• N953SM Leased to Frontier Airlines, Denver, CO. Regd Jul-1971.

• N953SM Leased to South Central Air Transport, Natchez, MS. Regd 1971.

• N953SM Returned to Golden West Airlines, Van Nuys, CA. Regd 1972.

• N953SM Leased to South Central Air Transport, Natchez, MS. Regd 1971.

• N953SM Returned to Golden West Airlines, Van Nuys, CA. Regd Jan-1972.

• N926MA Sold to Metro Airlines, (Metroflight Inc) Houston, TX. Regd 1973.

27-Apr-1976. Engine quit during climb without prior warning. Found turbine blade had broken off approx .50 inches from tip of disc 3014804.

• N926MA Sold to Royale Airlines, Shreveport, LA., 30-Sep-1985. Regd 02-Oct-1985.

• N926MA Sold to Pal Air International, Tonopah, NV.. Jul-1986.

• N926MA Sold to Resort Commuter Airlines (Trans World Express), Santa Ana, CA. (Slemons Leasing, Inc, Newport Beach, CA). Regd 06-Aug-1986.

• N926MA Sold to Resort Commuter Airlines (Trans World Express), Santa Ana, CA. (Westinghouse Credit Corp, Pittsburgh, PA). 01-Dec-1986.

• N926MA Sold to Pal Air International, Tonopah, NV. Regd 09-Aug-1990.

• N926MA Leased to Woolley Air, Dallas, TX. (Robert E. Woolley dba). Regd 31-Aug-1990.

Note: Operated in Crown Sterling Suites colour scheme of which R E Woolley is founder.

• N926MA Returned to Pal Air International, Tonopath, NV. 25-Jul-1991. Regd 06-Aug-1991.

• N926MA Sold to Skydive Arizona, Eloy, AZ. (Para Drop Inc., Las Vegas, NV). Regd 17-Nov-1992.

• N926MA Possibly leased to Coronado Skydiving Centre, Coronado, CA. Dates unknown.

• N926MA Leased to Skydive Leopoldsburg, Belgium. Regd 08-Aug-1996.

Ferried via Iqaluit, NT-Reykjavic, Iceland-Glasgow, Scotland on delivery 08-Aug-1996.

• N926MA Returned to Skydive Arizona, Eloy, AZ. (Para Drop, Las Vegas, NV). Regd 1996.

• N926MA Leased to Speed Star Express, Yorba Linda, CA. Operated by Elsinore Skydiving, Lake Elsinore, CA. Regd 12-Dec-1996 & 31-Jan 1997. Seen with logos in 2006 & 2011.

• Current •

N953SM in fresh SKYMARK AIRLINES livery.
Photo: Unknown photographer © October 1968 - Erik Johannesson Collection
N953SM with her next operator Golden West.
Photo: Unknown photographer © date unknown - Michael J. Ody Collection
N926MA with METRO AIRLINES, at Houston Intercontinental - KIAH, Texas.
Photo: Frank Hines © 19 March 1983 - Michael J. Ody Collection - Aird Archives
N926MA of Royal, at Calgary - CYYC, Alberta.
Photo: Anthony J. Hickey © February 1986 - Michael J. Ody Collection - Aird Archives
N926MA at Los Angeles - KLAX, with Resorts.
Photo: John Kitchen © 07 July 1988 - Michael J. Ody Collection
N926MA with PAN AM at KLAX.
Photo: Brian Gore © 12 November 1988 - Michal J. Ody Collection - Aird Archives
N926MA a "Super Otter" at Eloy, Arizona.
Photo: Unknown photographer © date unknown - Erik Johannesson Collection
N926MA skydiving duties at Lake Elsinore.
Photo: Unknown photographer © date unknown - Erik Johannesson Collection
N926MA of Skydive Arizona at Eloy.
Photo: Unknown photographer © June 1994 - Erik Johannesson Collection
N926MA at Lake Elsinore, California.
Photo:Kenneth I. Swartz © 28 February 2014
N926MA still operating at CA80 - Skylark Field, Lake Elsinore.
Photo: Kenneth I. Swartz © 01 February 2020 - Aird Archives