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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

• CF-UXP de Havilland Canada Inc., Downsview, ON. Rolled out 12-Nov-1966. First flight 20-Nov-1966.

Note: Used for sales tour of South America between Nov-1966 and Jul-1967.

• PP-SRV Leased to VASP, Viação Aérea São Paulo S.A., Brazil, Regd 12 Oct-1967.

Note: In the early 1970’s (1970/1972), VASP tested some small aircraft for regional connections, including the Swearing Metro, Beech 99, Piper PA-23 and Canada DHC-6-100 Twin Otter. However, the Brazilian Government banned the import of these aircraft in favour of the locally built EMB-110 Bandeirante.

• CF-UXP Returned to de Havilland Canada Inc., Downsview, ON. Re-regd 06-Dec-1967.

• HP-466 Sold to TASA – Turismo Aerea S. A., Panama City, Panama. Delivered 16-Jan-1968.

• HP-466 Pan Aero Corporation, Miami, Florida. Regd 28-Oct-1968.

Note: Withdrawn from use at Opa-Locka, FL., Oct-1968.

• CF-AJB Sold to Bannock Aerospace, Toronto, ON. Regd 24-Sep-1969.

Note: Ferry permit issued 24-Sep-1969 for importation to Canada by Bannock (as agents for TASA).

• CF-AJB Sold to Gateway Aviation, Edmonton, AB. Regd 01-Oct-1974.

Accident: On a frozen lake 10ml NW of Good Hope Bay. On Smith Arm of Great Bear Lake, NT. 02-Dec-1974. Pilot aborted a take off in deep snow at the start of a flight to Norman Wells, Northwest Territories and ran into trees on the shore-line. Only the two crew were on board and were not injured but the aircraft suffered substantial damage. The remains of the aircraft was sold by the insurance company to James Brown (but not registered and the aircraft was rebuilt between Apr-1975 and Dec-1975 by Air West Airlines at Vancouver to whom it was subsequently sold.

• C-FAJB Sold to Airwest Airlines Ltd., Richmond, BC. Regd 30-Apr-1975.

Note Wreckage acquired by Insurance Company for rebuilding and transported to Vancouver, BC.

Note: Certificate of Airworthiness issued on 03-Dec 1975.

• C-FAJB Re regd to Airwest Airlines Ltd., Richmond, BC. Regd 04-Dec-1975.

Accident: Juan de Fuca Strait 4ml south of Victoria. Vancouver Island. British Columbia. 16-Dec-1976. On a flight from Vancouver Harbour to Victoria Harbour the float equipped aircraft encountered a low fog layer which prevented the pilot from seeing the water surface. The aircraft landed heavily, damaging both floats. A successful landing was carried out but the aircraft subsequently capsized and sank after about half an hour into 300ft of water despite an attempt to lift it onto a barge. Meanwhile all the 14 passengers plus one dog (another drowned) and two crew were picked up by helicopter and transferred to a National Harbours Board pilot boat. The aircraft was written off.

Written off

CF-UXP as company demonstrator.
Photo: Sheldon D. Benner © 22 November 1966 - Michael J. Ody Collection
Photo: de Havilland Canada © November 1966 - Erik Johannesson Collection
HP-466 at Opa Locka, Florida.
Photo: Sheldon D. Benner © 10 December 1968 - Michael J. Ody Collection
CF-AJB at Toronto Island Airport - CYTZ.
Photo: Sheldon D. Benner © October 1969- Michael J. Ody Collection
Photo: Sheldon D. Benner © 10 October 1969 - William Haines Collection - Aird Archives
CF-AJB at Edmonton Municipal - CYXD, Alberta.
Photo: Unknown photographer © 1970- Michael J. Ody Collection
Photo: John Kimberley © October 1979 - Erik Johannesson Collection
C-FAJB of AIRWEST at Vancouver - CYVR.
Photo: Kenneth I. Swartz © 31 December 1975