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DHC-6 Twin Otter Series 200
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Series 200


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

• AE-259 de Havilland Canada Inc., Downsview, ON. Rolled out 17-Jun-1968. First flight 20-Aug-1968.

• AE-259 Argentine Army / Comando de Aviación de Ejército. Used by the Agrupación de Aviación de Ejército I San Miguel, Buenos Aires / Aeródromo Militar, Campo de Mayo, Argentina. Delivered 30-Aug-1968.

Accident: Sierra del Aconquija, 06-Jan-1975. On a reconaissance flight from Tucuman it hit at the 2,000m level of Nunorco Chico. Three crew and nine passengers killed. Aircraft written off.  Also shown as “shot down” but perhaps something lost in translation.

Status unknown

Latest update

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

AE-259 with sister AE-258 (msn 138) 0n the Downsview Flight Line
Photo: Sheldon D. Benner © September 1968 - Michael J. Ody Collection
AE-259 on photo sortie from Downsview.
Photo: de Havilland Canada © date unknown - Michael J. Ody Collection