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DHC-6 Twin Otter Series 200
N204BD

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Series 200

CF-YLC • N200EH • C-FISO • N204BD • C-FISO • V3-HTB • C-FISO

N204BD

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

• CF-YLC de Havilland Canada Inc., Downsview, ON. Rolled out date Mar 1969. First flight date unknown.

• CF-YLC-X. Photo evidence at Downsview, ON., in 1969. Presumed prior to delivery to Atlas.

• CF-YLC Atlas Aviation, Resolute Bay, NT, Delivered 30-Mar-1970.

Accident: Grise Fiord, NT. 76.25N 88.01W. 10-Sep-1970. Gusty wind conditions during landing caused the aircraft to veer off the runway to the left into rocks. Substantial damage to the aircraft, No injuries to crew or passengers.

Accident Eureka, NT. 79-59. 85-49W. 20-Jan-1973. Following takeoff flames came from the rear baggage compartment. The pilot turned back for a landing and radioed for help. As the aircraft stopped the three occupants vacated the aircraft and awaited arrival of fire fighting equipment. Aircraft suffered substantial damage. No injury to two crew and sole passenger.

• CF-YLC Name changed to Kenting Atlas Aviation, Resolute Bay, NT. Regd Jan-1972.

• CF-YLC Leased to Bradley Air Services, Carp, ON, 04-Feb-1976.

• CF-YLC Returned to Kenting Atlas Aviation, Resolute Bay, NT. Regd 04-Jun-1976.

• CF-YLC Returned to Northern Thunderbird Airlines. Regd 05-Aug-1976.

• CF-YLC Returned to Kenting Atlas Aviation, Resolute Bay, NT. Regd 29-Dec-1976.

• N200EH ERA Helicopters, Anchorage, AK. Regd 25-Aug-1977.

• N200EH Era Jet Alaska, Anchoage, AK. 1982

• N200EH Alaska Airlines Commuter, May-1989

Total time 18,160 hours at Mar-1990.

Accident: Chevak, AK, 29-Mar-1990 Crashed landing after a flight from Bethel - badlydamaged - but later repaired, The scheduled flt depd Bethel, AK, with a weather dispatch release. When the flight reached the destn (Chevak, AK), the station manager (a non-certified weather observer) advised the flight crew to not attempt a landing because the weather was not good. According to the flight crew, however, the fog was not obscuring the runway & they elected to make an approach. According to the pilot in charge, a high sink rated developed on short final & he did not apply power. He believed the landing flare would have arrested the sink rate. However, the aircraft landed hard on the right main gear, causing it to separate & damaged the right main wing strut. The right wing settled to the surface & the aircraft yawed to the right and, veered off the runway & was further damaged. The load manifest did not comply with 14 cfr part 135.63(c) or the company's operations manual. The 2 crew and 13 passengers were uninjured. The aircraft was badly damaged but later repaired. NTSB report ANC90FA047

• C-FISO Sold to Ashe Aircraft Enterprises, Springbank, AB. Regd 17-Aug-1990, 19-Oct-1990.

• C-FISO Ashe Aircraft Enterprises, Calgary, AB [Beau Del Leasing, Calgary, AB] Regd May-1991.

• C-FISO Leased to Sabourin Lake Airways, Cochenour, ON. [Beau Del Leasing, Calgary, AB] Regd 25-Jun-1991. Canx 16-Jan-1992.

• C-FISO Returned to Ashe Aircraft Enterprises, Springbank, AB [Beau Del Leasing, Calgary, AB] Regd 01-Jan-1992.

• N204BD Beau Del Leasing, Las Vegas, NV. Regd 16-Jan-1992.

• C-FISO Tropic Air, Belize City (Paul Mielke Trustee, Calgary, AB) , Regd 03-Feb-1992.

• C-FISO Returned to Beau Del Leasing, Springbank, AB, Regd 25-May-1992.

• C-FISO Leased to Ptarmigan Airways, Yellowknife, NT, Regd 03-Jul-1992.

Arrived Yellowknife, NT 03-Jul-1992 in Sabourin c/s with Beau De Inuvik titles

• C-FISO Returned to Ashe Aircraft Enterprises, Calgary, AB (Beau Del Leasing, Springbank AB), Regd 10-Sep-1992.

• V3-HTB Leased to Tropic Air Services, Belize, Honduras, Regd Feb-1993. Canx May-1995

• C-FISO Returned to Ashe Aircraft Enterprises, Calgary, AB. (Beau Del Leasing, Springbank AB), Regd 08-May-1995. Canx 09-Jun-1995.

• C-FISO Leased to Pacific Coastal Airlines. Regd 20-Jun-1995. Canx 23-Feb-1996.

• N204BD Leased to Alberta Aircraft Leasing, (Para Drop) Las Vegas, NV. Regd 23-Feb-1996.

Airworthiness date: 13-Mar-1996.

Parachute Center, Lodi, CA [Bill Dause, Wellington, UT] Leased Feb 1996

• N204BD Leased to Skydive Arizona, Eloy, AZ, Regd Aug-1996.

• N204BD Parachute Center, Lodi, CA [Flanagan Enterprises Nevada, Zephyr Cove, NV] Regd 19-Dec-1996

• N204BD Alberta Aircraft Leasing, Las Vegas, NV. Returned 17-Jan-1997.

• N204BD Sold to Skydive Arizona, Eloy, AZ. Jan 1997.

• N204BD Leased to Skydive Arizona, Eloy, AZ (Larry Hill, Marion.  MT), 09-Feb 1999.

• N204BD Leased to Skydive Arizona, Eloy, AZ, Regd 09-Feb-1999.

• N204BD Leased to Kavalair LLC., Marion, MT. Regd 14-Jan-2008.

• N204BD Leased continued with Skydive Arizona, Eloy, AZ. Regd 14-Jan-2008.

Arrived 30-Aug-2012 at Ford Dodge, IA for the Des Moines Skydivers Dollar Daze event which occurs on the Labor Day weekend.

Flew 29-Jul-2015. Eloy, AZ - Salt Lake City, UT. - Kalispell, MT. Presumed to take part in Lost Prairie Boogie 2015, which runs from 01-Aug-2015 to 09-Aug-2015.

Note Regrettably there are three instances of sky diving fatalities or serious injury following jumps from this aircraft between 16-Feb-2005 and 23-May-2015.

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Latest update

• Revised Format and updated data added 20-Aug-2020 •

CF-YLC at Field Aviation, Toronto - CYYZ.
Photo: Sheldon D. Benner © 18 January 1973 - Michael J. Ody Collection
CF-YLC exposed a little.
Photo: Sheldon D. Benner © January 1973 - Michael J. Ody Collection
CF-YLC of Kenting at Calgary - CYYC.
Photo: Anthony J. Hickey © March 1977 - Michael J. Ody Collection
N200EH with ERA still in Kenting colours at Boeing Field, Seattle.
Photo: Unknown photographer © September 1978 - Erik Johannesson Collection
N200EH of ERA at Palmer - PAAQ.
Photo: Kenneth I. Swartz © 16 May 1987 - Michael J. Ody Collection
N204BD of Beau Del Leasing at Springbank - CYBW.
Photo: D. Dunsmore © June 1992 - Michael J. Ody Collection
C-FISO at Springbank - CYBW.
Photo: D. Dunsmore © June 1992 - Michael J. Ody Collection
C-FISO of Beau Del Air at Yellowknife - YZF.
Photo: Henry Tenby © 03 July 1992 - Michael J. Ody Collection
C-FISO at Vancouver, British Columbia.
Photo: John Kimberley © October 1995 - Erik Johannesson Collection
N204BD at Eloy, Arizona.
Photo: Neil Aird © 03 May 2009
N204BD with Skydive Arizona titles at Eloy.
Photo: John Tomlinson © 14 October 2011