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DHC-6 Twin Otter Series 100
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Series 100

N364MA • N122PM • (N456PJ)


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

N364MA de Havilland Canada Inc., Downsview, ON. Rolled out 19-Oct-1966. First flight 26-Oct-1966.

N364MA MAC-Miami Aviation Corporation. Opa Locka, FL. Delivered 08-Nov-1966.

Airworthiness Date: 08-Nov-1966.

N346MA Immediate lease to ARAMCO - Arabian American Oil Company. 08-Nov-1966.

Ferried via Luqa, Malta arriving 15-Nov-1966 and leaving the next day on delivery to ARAMCO.

N346MA Returned to MAC-Miami Aviation Corporation. Opa Locka, FL 14-Nov. Regd 23-Nov-1969.

Note: Returned to MAC at Opa Locka in exchange for DHC-6 Srs 300 N661MA

N346MA Sold to Pilgrim Airlines, Groton-New London Airport, CT. 07-Dec-1969.

N122PM Merged with Business Express Airlines, Westport, CT, who acquired assets of Pilgrim Airlines. 28-Feb-1986.

Note: Aircraft was unused and stored at Teterboro, NJ., Mar-1986 and subsequently at Groton, CT 1986.

N122PM Sold to Joseph M. Fugere. Regd 30-Dec-1986. Stored Groton/New London.

N122PM Sold to Freefall Express Inc., Rochester, NJ. 15-Jul-1987. Regd 01-Aug-1987.

Incident: 23-Nov-1990. During pre-planned formation parachute jump aircraft hit by tail of N24162 descending to left. Unknown damage.

N122PM Sold to Raeford Aviation Inc., Raeford, NC. 28-Sep-1998 Regd 14-Nov-1998.

N122PM Transferred to Raeford Parachute Centre, Raeford, NC. Regd 30-Jul-2001.

N122PM Sold to Francis G. Fortin, Oakton, VA. Regd 03-Aug-2004.

N122PM Sold to CNA Air LLC., Oakton, Virginia Regd 09-Dec-2004.

N122PM Sold to Skydive San Marcos San Marcos, TX. (San Martex Aviation, LLC, Martindale, TX). Regd 17-Jan-2005.

N122PM Sold to Paul J. Illingworth, Houston, TX. Regd 28-Mar-2006. Operated by Sky Dive, San Marcos, Fentress, Texas.

N122PM Requested for Paul J Illingworth, Houston, TX. NTU. Operated by Sky Dive, San Marcos, Fentress, TX.

N122PM Sold to Dilkara Leasing LLC.. Houston, TX. Regd 20-Feb-2008 & 04-Jun-2012.

N122PM Operated by Sky Dive San Marcos, Fentress, TX, later operated by Skydive Houston, Waller/Eagle Lake, TX. Canx 05-Aug-2019

Accident: Fentress Park, TX. 09-Apr-2016. The DHC-6 Twin Otter, operated by Sky Dive, San Marcos sustained substantial damaged when it struck trees after suffering a runway excursion at Fentress, TX.

The pilot reported that he was landing in gusty crosswind conditions following a parachute jump flight, and that the gusty conditions had persisted for the previous 10 skydiving flights that day. The pilot further reported that during the landing roll, when the nose wheel touched down, the airplane became "unstable" and veered to the left. He reported that he applied right rudder and added power to abort the landing, but the airplane departed the runway to the left and the left wing impacted a tree. The airplane spun 180 degrees to the left and came to rest after the impact with the tree.
PROBABLE CAUSE: " The pilot's failure to maintain directional control during the aborted landing in gusty crosswind conditions, which resulted in a runway excursion and a collision with a tree

Note: Aircraft transported by road to Gravitas Aviation, Calgary-Int’l, AB, in Oct-2016 for parts recovery.

Note: As a sad post script to this aircraft’s history there appear to have been several fatalities amongst the many sky divers who jumped from this aircraft. The incidents have not been listed.  Our thoughts are with those family and friends left behind. C/o Gravitas Aviation Ltd

N122PM Sale reported to Berkley Aviation. An Aviation Insurance Company. No date shown on FAA records.

Acquired by Planes & Parts Ltd. Rear section noted at Calgary - CYYC Dec-2019.

Reduced to parts

N364MA before stripe, at Downsview - CYZD.
Photo: Sheldon D. Benner © 25 October 1966 - Michael J. Ody Collection
Photo: Sheldon D. Benner © 29 October 1966 - Michael J. Ody Collection
N364MA ready for delivery.
Photo: Sheldon D. Benner © 29 October 1966 - Erik Johannesson Collection
N122PM at New York with pilgrimAIRLINES.
Photo: John Wegg © July 1980 - Jay Sherlock Collection - Aird Archives
N122PM in service with PilgrimAirlines.
Photo: Unknown photographer © July 1983 - Michael J. Ody Collection
N122PM at Groton - New London, Connecticut.
Photo: C. Stewart © 21 July 1986 - Michael J. Ody Collection
N122PM / 1 at Zephyr Hills - KZPH, Florida.
Photo: J. Burch © 29 October 1996 - Michael J. Ody Collection - Aird Archives
CReinhard Zinabold © 1998
N122PM at Fentress (NFE / KNFE) Texas as a Jump Ship.
Photo: George Trussell © 06 October 2005
N122PM at Hampton / Tara Field - 4A7 Clayton County, Georgia.
Photo: Roger Botting © 16 February 2013
N122PM of SKYDIVE San Marcos, Fentress - XS90, Texas.
Photo: Skydive San Marcos © date unknown
N122PM at Calgary, Alberta.
Photo: Gravitas © November 2016