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DHC-6 Twin Otter Series 200
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Series 200

AE-256 • LV-APT


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

• AE-258 de Havilland Canada Inc., Downsview, ON. Rolled out 13-Jun-1968. First flight 22-Aug-1968.

• AE-258 Argentine Army, Escuadrón de Aviación de Apoyo General 603. Delivered 26-Aug-1968.

• LV-APT Transferred to YPF - Yacimientos Petroles Fiscales, Fiscal Petroleum Fields, Buenos Aires, Argentina. Regd Feb-1983.

Noted at Buenos Aires Mar-1983 being painted into YPF colour scheme.

• LV-APT Transferred toTAPSA - Transportes Aereos Petroleros S.A., Comodoro Rivadavia, Argentina. Regd Dec-1991.

Note: As its name points out, TAPSA supports operations of oil companies in Argentina. The Comodoro Rivadavia area is a region rich in oil resources, and subsequently a base for many of those firms.

• LV-APT Sold to Skydive Lobos (Club Escuela de Paracaidistas Argenrinos), Lobos, Province of Buenos Aires, Argentina. Regd 1997.

Note: Withdrawn from service and stored at Lobos, Argentina by Aug-2004.

Note: Reported as Import to Canada, 13-Dec-2005 but not on CCAR.

Note: Reported as exported to USA, 04-Apr 2006 but not found on FAA record.

• C-FGLF Sold to Maji Aviation, Repentigny, QC. Regd 25-May-2006. Canx 21-Aug-2007. Based Valcourt, QC.

• C-FGLF Sold to Transwest Air Limited Partnership, By its General Partners, 101008427 Saskatchewan Ltd., and 101004597 Saskatchewan Ltd., dba as Transwest, Prince Albert, SK. Regd 21-Aug-2007. Based La Ronge, SK.

Cadors 26-Mar-2008. The crew of a Transwest Air DHC-6 Twin Otter rejected their takeoff at Prince Albert due to a mechanical issue. There was no impact on airport operations. Maintenance and Manufacturing reported that the left engine experienced low torque. The temperature compensator on the Py line was changed; no further problems were experience

Cadors 02-Apr-2008. The crew of a Transwest Air DHC-6 Twin Otter reported a broken nose wheel when taxiing for departure on Runway 24 at Stony Rapids. WEW 801 was turning final at the time and conducted a missed approach. The DHC-6 was removed from the runway and WEW 801 landed without incident. Runway 06/24 was unavailable for about 15 minutes. Maintenance and Manufacturing reported that one of the small 1/16' steering cables on the steering quadrant was found severed, which caused the steering problem. A new cable was installed. An SDR was generated.

Cadors 10-Aug-2009. A private Taylorcraft on floats took off from Back Bay inside the La Ronge mandatory frequency zone without an advisory from FSS and the pilot's initial call was when airborne northbound. A Transwest Air DHC-6 became airborne from Runway 36 heading northeast for Laoril Lake and the DHC-6 pilot reported the Taylorcraft in sight upon departure.

Cadors 15-Jul-2010. Winnipeg Centre reported that the crew of C-FGLF, a DHC-6 operated by Transwest Air, entered and departed Runway 06 at Stony Rapids without contacting Regina FSS or receiving an advisory. At the time there was AC90 traffic on final, UH1 traffic departing, and ATR traffic taxiing for departure.

Note: Overhauled at Red Deer, AB, 06-Sep-2007 still with Lobos Argentina colours part Alleghenny visible.

• C-FGLF Transwest Air Limited, Prince Albert, SK. Regd 07-Jun-2017.

Flew La Ronge, SK – Calgary -International, AB., 02-Jan-2019 and returned back to Calgary International, AB – La Ronge. SK on 17-Jan-2019. Reason unknown but possibly a repaint.

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Latest update

• Revised Format and updated data added 16-Jul-2020 •

AE-258 at Downsview - CYZD, Ontario.
Photo: DHC © August 1968 - Erik Johannesson Collection
AE-258 at Toronto - CYYZ, Ontario.
Photo: Sheldon D. Benner © September 1968 - Michael J. Ody Collection
C-FGLF at Annathyde Lake, NWT, hauling caribou meat.
Photo: Joel Bellerose © 18 April 2014