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DHC-6 Twin Otter Series 100
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Series -100



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

XA-HIL de Havilland Canada Inc., Downsview, ON. Rolled out 05-Nov-1966. First flight 17-Nov-1966.

XA-HIL TATSA - Trans Aereos Terrestres S.A,. Tayoltita, Mexico. Del 30-Nov-1966.

Accident: Tayoltita, Mexico. 19-Sep-1968. Aircraft overshot on landing and went over an 80ft embankment. Other details currently unknown. The aircraft was acquired by Bannock Aerospace and rebuilt between Sep-1968 and Mar 1970 in Mexico by Servicios Aereos De Americas, Mexico.

• XB-BAS Sold to Servicios Aéreos de Americas, Mexico City, Mexico. Regd 06-Mar-1970. See note above.

• XA-BOP Sold to SAESA – Servicios Aéreos Especiales S A., Mexico City, Mexico. Regd 17-Nov-1970. Ceased operations in 1977.

• XA-BOP Sold to Lineas Aéreas del Centro, S A. Santa Fe, Mexico. Regd 1978.

Accident: 65Km west of Mexico City, 09-Sep-1978. En route between Mexico City-Benito Juárez International Airport and Morelia Airport, Mexico. Crashed near a highway in mountainous terrain. One crew member and 17 passengers killed from total of 21 on board.

Written off

XA-HIL engine runs and with lettering still in progress.
Photo: Sheldon D. Benner © 30 October 1966 - Michael J. Ody Collection
XA-HIL just rolled out, on that famous Downsview ramp.
Photo: Sheldon D. Benner © 06 November 1966 - Michael J. Ody Collection
XA-BOP in service with LACSA
Photo: Unknown photpgrapher © c 1977-78 - Erik Johannesson Collection