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DHC-6 Twin Otter Series 200
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Series 200

N66201 • C-GGDZ • N851T


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

• N66201 de Havilland Canada Inc., Downsview, ON. Rolled out date unknown. 24-May-1968. First flight 15-Jan-1969.

• N66201 Aero Commuter, Long Beach, CA. Delivered 23-Jan-1969.

• N66201 Merged into Golden West Airlines, Van Nuys, CA. Regd Jul-1969.

• N66201 Airways Leasing. Regd Jul-1971.

• N66201 Leased to MVA - Mississippi Valley Airlines, La Crosse, WI. Regd Jul-1971.

Noted at Chicago-O'Hare 20-May-1970, 04-Aug-1973, 22-Sep-1973

• C-GGDZ Bannock Aerospace, Toronto ON. Regd 15-May-1975.

Noted at Toronto, ON 28-May-1975 for import inspection at Field Aviation.

• C-GGDZ Leased to Parsons Northern Airways, Flin Flon, MB. Regd 27-Jun-1975.

• C-GGDZ Returned to Bannock Aerospace, Toronto, ON. Regd 09-Jul-1975.

• C-GGDZ Leased to Lambair, Winnipeg, MB. Regd 09-Jul-1975.

• C-GGDZ Lambair, Winnipeg, MB. Regd 14-Sep-1977.

• N851T Fel Air, Point Barrow, AK. Regd 22-Sep-1977.

Noted at Seattle-Boeing Field 07-Oct-1977 being repainted with Cape Smythe Air Services titles.

• N851TB Cape Smythe Air Services, Barrow, AK. Regd 07-Oct-1977.

Accident: Nr.Anaktuvuk Pass, AK. 28-Jan 1979. On a planned VFR flight from Barrow via Umiat to Anaktuvak Pass the pilot flew into adverse conditions. The aircraft hit a mountain top near the destination climbing out of whiteout conditions. Crew fatigue, flying 12 out of previous 24hours, was considered a contributory factor. The two crew survived & although the aircraft was reported as written off it was repaired. NTSB report ANC79DA036

• N851TB Coastal Express International Airways, Reno, NV. Regd 21-Sep-1987.

• N851TB Repossessed by Fairchild Federal Credit Union. Regd 12-Nov-1987.

Withdrawn from use & stored at Ontario, CA - noted there 24-Oct-1987 in full Cape Smythe c/s.

• N851TB Red Baron Leasing, Anchorage, AK. Regd 07-Mar-1988.

• N851TB Leased to Sound Adventures Air Services, Mossyrock, WA. Regd Mar-1988.

Noted at Anchorage, AK 06-Jun-1988 in Cape Smythe c/s with Sound Adventures titles.

Accident: Sleepy Bay, AK. 19-Sep-1989. The pilot stated he overflew the intended landing area & observed 2 to 3 foot high swells. He elected to land parallel to the swells and Into a quartering headwind. Touchdown was reported to be smooth on the left float. The aircraft then entered a large swell, 4 to 5 foot high, & become airborne. It then hit the water hard & the front spreader bar and strut system on the floats failed. The wind was reported to be from 075 deg at 10 gusting 15 kts, from the open ocean, straight into Sleepy Bay. One crew member and four passengers uninjured. NTSB report ANC89LA168

• N851TB Canx 17-Nov-1989 and the wreckage was transported to Springbank, AB., for parts recovery.

Total Time 25,821 hours at Sep-1989.

Used for parts recovery

N66201 at Chicago O'Hare - KORD.
Photo: J. Burch © August 1970 - Michael J. Ody Collection
C-GGDZ at Calgary - CYYC, still with Lambair Titles.
Photo: Anthony J. Hickey © December 1978 - Michael J. Ody Collection
N851TB at Boeing Field, Seattle, Washington.
Photo: Unknown photographer © date unclear - Michael J. Ody Collection
N851TB at Calgary - CYYC, Alberta.
Photo: John Blatherwick © August 1979 - Michael J. Ody Collection
N851TB at Arlington, Washington.
Photo: John Kimberley © June 1987 - Erik Johannesson Collection
N851TB at Lake Hood dock.
Photo: Fred Barnes ©07 June 1988 - Michael J. Ody Collection
N851TB final hurrah at Springbank - CYBW.
Photo: Michael J. Ody © 23 March 1990