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DHC-6 Twin Otter Series 200
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Series 200

N7669 • N103AC (1)


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

• N7669 de Havilland Canada Inc., Downsview, ON. Rolled out 11-Nov-1968. First flight -Nov-1968.

• N7669 Cable Commuter, Ontario, CA. Delivered 10-Dec-1968.

• N7669 Merged into Golden West Airlines, Van Nuys, CA. Jul-1969.

• N103AC(1) Atlantic City Airlines (Allegheny Commuter), NJ. Regd Feb-1972.

• N103AC(1) Ransome Airlines, Philadelphia, PA. Regd Oct-1976.

• N103AQ Re. Regd to Ransome Airlines, Philadelphia, PA. Regd 03-Oct-1978.

• N103AQ For Air Illinois, Carbondale, IL but not del. Sep-1980.

• N103AQ Kodiak Aviation, Ft Wayne, IN. Regd May-1981.

• N103AQ Leased to Gifford Aviation, Anchorage, AK. Based Bethel AK on Wien Air Alaska contract. Date currently unknown.

Accident: Hooper Bay AK. 16-May-1982 . Aircraft written off. At 08:33 Alaska Daylight Time, the Aircraft departed Bethel, AK on a scheduled passenger/cargo commuter flight to Chevak, Scammon Bay & Hooper Bay, AK. The operator's commuter flts had not landed at Scammon Bay for several days since the runway was soft & muddy from melting snow. Before departing Chevak, 902 lbs of mail & baggage was placed in the aft baggage compartment. Also, two passengers were asked to sit in the most aft seats "to lighten the nose." At Scammon Bay, the uneventful landing was made from a shallow approach with high power. After landing, 278 lbs of mail was removed from the nose compartment, leaving it empty, & 191 lbs of cargo was removed from the cabin. This was done with one engine running, no other load changes were made before takeoff. The passenger reported that during approach to Hooper Bay, the power was reduced on a somewhat steeper approach & the square (flap) handle was moved. They reported that soon thereafter, the nose pitched up & stall warning sounded. The plane crashed approx 1,320 ft short of rwy 13. An investigation revealed the cg was approx 7.7% behind the max aft limit. No preimpact, mechanical failure was found. Two crew and six passengers seriously injured. NTSB report DCA82AA022

• N103AQ Canx 05-Jun-1989. Details unknown

Presumed written off

Latest update

• Revised Format and updated data added 15-Aug-2020 •

N7669 with COMMUTER, at Long Beach - KLGB, California.
Photo: Unknown photographer © Date unknown
N7669 with Golden West, at Los Angeles - KLAX.
Photo: Unknown photographer © Date unknown
N103AC at Fort Lauderdale - FLL, Florida.
Photo: Fred Barnes © 11 May 1975 - Michael J. Ody Collection