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DHC-6 Twin Otter Series 200
N40269
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Series 200

VP-FAO • F-BRPC • J2-KAA • F-GHXY

N40269

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

• VP-FAO de Havilland Canada Inc., Downsview, ON. Rolled out 19-Aug-1968. First flight 20-Sep-1968.

• VP-FAO BAS - British Antarctic Survey. Delivered 11-Oct-1968.

Note: The first BAS aircraft to make annual ferry flights from Canada as the Deception base was abandoned. Thereafter until 1969 the aircraft were serviced annually in Canada. It operated from Adelaide Island.

Incident: Table Nunatak, near Cape Agassiz,10-Dec-1968. Forced landing in bad visibility. The aircraft was flown out to Three Slice Nunatak where it was refuelled by HMS Endurance helicopters on 21-Dec-1968.

Note: Glaciological radio echo-sounding flights continued with this aircraft and continued until 1969-1970 season.

• F-BRPC Air Paris, Orly Airport, Paris, France. Regd 20-Aug-1971.

• F-BRPC Air Djibouti, Djibouti. Regd Oct-1975.

Incident: Tadjoura Airport, Djibouti. 17 October 1977. Two gunmen entered an Air Djibouti Twin Otter shortly before the aircraft's planned take-off, shooting the pilot and one passenger. See also c/n 153 & 207. It is not known currently which aircraft was involved.

• J2-KAA Air Djibouti, Djibouti, "Commandante Astraud", Regd.Jun-1980.

• F-GHXY Saga Trading. Troyes, France [Soc. Generale de Trading S.A. dba]. Regd 30-Sep-1991.

Incident: 12-Feb-1993 Damaged by attempted arson and repaired.

Incident: 24-Mar-1993 Fire broke out in the cockpit whilst parked at Le Ferte Gaucher. Arson suspected – repaired.

• N40269 Freefall Express, Deland, FL & later Gardiner, NY. Regd 16-Nov-1993 & 13 Dec-1993.

Airworthiness date: 21-Oct-1994.

• Current •

VP-FAO unmarked at Downsview, Ontario.
Photo: Sheldon D. Benner © April 1969 - Michael J. Ody Collection
VP-FAO air-to-air over Lake Ontario.
Photo: deHavilland Canada © September 1968 - Aird Archives
F-BRPC at Downsview, ready for AIR PARIS.
Photo: Sheldon D. Benner © 28 July 1971 - Michael J. Ody Collection
F-BRPC of AIR PARIS at London / Gatwick - EGKK, United Kingdom.
Photo: Fred Barnes © 16 September 1971 - Michael J. Ody Collection
Photo: Bernard Crocoll © 03 February 1973 - Rainer Haufschild Collection - Aird Archives
F-BRPC at JIB - Djibouti / Ambouli.
Photo: C. Manuise © December 1975 - Michael J. Ody Collection
F-BRPC of AIR DJIBUTI - Red Sea Airlines.
Photo: Jacques Guillem © 03 February 1977 - Michael J. Ody Collection
F-BRPC with larger titles and new livery.
Photo: Unknown photographer © date unknown - Michael J. Ody Collection
J2-KAA AIR DJIBUTI with modified scheme. "Commodante Astraud"
Photo: Unknown photographer © July 1980 - Michael J. Ody Collection
F-GHXY possibly at Toussus, all white.
Photo: Unknown photographer © February 1992 - Erik Johannesson Collection
N40269 in CITY EXPRESS titles.
Photo: J. Burch © March 1996 - Michael J. Ody Collection
N40269 at Lake Wales Municipal Airport - X07, Florida.
Photo: Brian G. Nichols © 03 April 2014 - Erik Johannesson Collection