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DHC-6 Twin Otter Series 200
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Series 200

N7664 • XA-BOA • C-GOLC • C-GFAW 


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

• N7664 de Havilland Canada Inc., Downsview, ON. Rolled out 11-Sep-1968. First flight 24-Sep-1968.

• N7664 Cable Commuter, Ontario, CA. Delivered 01-Oct-1968.

• N7664 Name changed to Aero Commuter, Long Beach, CA. Mar-1969.

• N7664 Merged into Golden West Airlines, Jul-1969.

• N7664MAC - Miami Aviation Corporation, Opa Locka, FL Jul-1970.

• XA-BOA Servicios Aereos Speciales, Mexico City, Mexico.19-Sep-1970.

• XA-BOA Leased to Aeronaves Alimentadoras, Mexico City, Mexico. 1972.

Accident: When with Aeronaves Alimentadoras. Date and location currently unknown. Aircraft repaired. Jul-1975.

• C-GOLC Airwest Airlines, Vancouver, BC. Regd 20-Aug-1975.

• C-GFAW Airwest Airlines, Vancouver, BC. Regd 20-Aug-1975. Rebuilt in Vancouver 19-Aug-1975 to 02-Jul-1976,

• C-GFAW Name changed to Air BC, Vancouver, BC. Regd 01-Dec-1980.

• C-GFAW de Havilland Canada Inc., Downsview, ON. Regd 14-Sep-1983.

• N201RH Associates Leasing Inc, Portland, OR. Regd 05-Oct-1983.

• N201RH Leased to RHAS - Royal Hawaiian Air Service. Regd 10-Nov-1983.

Airworthiness date : 22-Nov-1983.

• N201RH Associates Leasing Inc., Portland, OR. Regd Jul-1986.

• N201RH Jack Wall Aircraft Sales, Memphis, TN. Regd 16-Jul-1986.

• N201RH Caswell-Jones Corporation, Orange, CA. Regd 13-Mar-1987.

• N201RH Leased to, Maui Airlines. Regd 1987.

• N201RH Returned to Caswell-Jones Corporation, Orange, CA. Regd 1989.

• N201RH Leased to Samoa Aviation, Pago Pago. Regd 1989.

• N201RH Returned to Caswell-Jones Corporation, Orange, CA. Regd Jan-1990.

• N201RH Vans A/C Sales, New Richland OH, Reg-Jan 1990.

• N201RH World Jet Aircraft International, Ft Lauderdale, FL. Regd 05-Aug-1992.

• N201RH Leased to Air Serv International, Redlands, CA. Regd 10-Aug-1992.

• N201RH Returned to World Jet Aircraft International, Ft Lauderdale, FL. Regd Nov-1992.

• N201RH Leased to Skyways Airlines, Nairobi ,Kenya. Regd Nov-1992.

Accident: Unknown location in Kenya, 01-Nov-1992. One fatality reported. Repaired. NTSB report LAX93WA028.

• N201RH Returned to World Jet Aircraft International, Ft Lauderdale, FL. Regd May-1994.

• N201RH Leased to SAPSA - Servicios Aereos Profesionales La Isabela, Dominican Republic. Regd May-1994.

• N201RH Oscar Patin, Ft Lauderdale, FL. Regd 01-Nov-1994.

• N201RH Lease continued to SAPSA - Servicios Aereos Profesionales, La Isabela, Dominican Republic. Regd 01-Nov-1994.

• N201RH Win Win Aviation, Hinckley, IL. Regd 08-Aug-1996.

Accident: Raleigh Durham Airport, North Carolina. 31-Jul-2000. The flight had proceeded without incident until a visual approach was made to the destination airport, but a landing was not completed because of poor visibility due to ground fog. The pilot then requested vectors to another airport and was advised by ATC that he was below radar coverage, and he could not be radar identified. The pilot stated he would proceed to a third airport; he was given a heading, instructed to proceed direct to the airport, and report the field in sight. He was told to over-fly the airport and might be able to descend through a clearing in the clouds. An inbound air carrier flight reported instrument meteorological conditions on the final approach to a parallel runway. At a location of 1.13 miles east of the airport, the flight, for no apparent reason, turned south, away from the airport. The last radio contact with pilot was after ATC told him his heading was taking him away from the airport and he said he was turning back. The last known position of N201RH was 1.95 miles southeast of the airport, at 500 feet MSL. According to the statement of the passenger that was sitting in the co-pilot's seat, ". .all we could see were city lights and darkness underneath us. We were in a right turn, when I saw the trees and subsequently hit it." According to the pilot's log book and FAA records revealed a limitation on his commercial pilot certificate prohibited him from carrying passengers for hire at night and on cross-country flights of more than 50 nautical miles. The records did not show any instrument rating. As per the entries in his personal flight logbook, he had accumulated a total of 1,725.2 total flight hours, 1,550.9 total single engine flight hours, and 184.3 total flight hours in multi-engine aircraft of which 145.6 hours were in this make and model airplane. In addition, the logbooks showed that he had a total of 487.3 cross country flight hours, 61.9 total night flight hours, and 21.6 simulated instrument flight hours. Full report at NTSB report MIA00FA229.

Removed from register 10-Oct-2012

N7664 of Cable at Long Beach.
Photo: Unknown photographer © March 1969 - Erik Johannesson Collection
N7664 now operating for Golden West.
Photo: Unknown photographer © December 1969 - Erik Johannesson Collection
C-GFAW of AIRWEST on wheels at Vancouver.
Photo: Kenneth I. Swartz © 19 June 1977
C-GFAW at Vancouver South, British Columbia.
Photo: John Kimberley © January 1981 - Erik Johannesson Collection
C-GFAW stripped at Vancouver South, ready for paint.
Photo: John Kimberley © August 1982 - Erik Johannesson Collection
C-GFAW after a coat of white.
Photo: John Kimberley © August 1983 - Erik Johannesson Collection
N201RH at Honolulu, Hawaii.
Photo: John Kimberley © October 1984 - Erik Johannesson Collection
N201RH at Fort Lauderdale - KFLL, Florida.
Photo: Chris Buckley © 04 July 1991 - Michael J.Ody Collection
N201RH at Nairobi-Wilson, Kenya.
Photo: Chris Buckley © 22 October 1992
N201RH at Deland, Florida.
Photo: Unknown photographer © March 1998