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DHC-6 Twin Otter Series 200
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Series 200

N603M • N992SA • N603MA • N915SA (2)


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

• N603M de Havilland Canada Inc., Downsview, ON. Rolled out date unknown. First flight 05-Feb-1969.

• N992SA (2) Sun Airlines, St. Louis, MO (MAC - Miami Aviation Corporation, Opa Locka, FL) Not delivered with this registration 13-Feb-1969.

• N603MA MAC - Miami Aviation Corporation, Opa Locka, FL Delivered 20-Feb-1969.

• N915SA (2) Leased to Sun Airlines, St Louis, MO. Regd 24-Mar-1969.

Note. Sun Airlines ceased operations 10-Jun-1969 & filed for bankruptcy 13-Jun-1969.

• N915SA (2) Allegheny Leasing & Financial Corporation Pittsburgh, PA. Jun-1969.

• N915SA (2) Returned to Allegheny Leasing & Financial Corporation, Pittsburgh, PA. Regd Jun-1989.

• N915SA (2) Leased to Interior Airways, (Interior Air Taxi) Fairbanks, AK, Regd Jun-1969.

• N915SA (2) Returned to Allegheny Leasing & Financial Corporation, Pittsburgh, PA. Jun-1971.

• N915SA (2) Leased to Crown Airways, DuBois, PA. (Allegheny Commuter) Regd Jun-1971.

NTBS Pre 1982 Accident. 13-Sep-1976. At Franklin, PA Pilot walked into propeller spinning down after engine shut down. The pilot was checking for possible bird strike damage.

SDR Incidents Thirty four Incidents reported between 18-Oct-1974 and 27-Sep-1985.

• N915SA (2) Crown Airways, DuBois, PA (Lyons Holdings Inc., Cranford NJ.  Regd 15-Oct-1985.

• N915SA (2) Returned to Lyons Holdings Inc., Cranford, NJ by Sep-1986.

Noted at Springbank AB 28-Sep-1986 in ex Allegheny Commuter colour scheme, but no titles.

• N915SA (2) Sold to Pal Air International, Dubuque, IA., 12-Jan-1987. Regd Feb-1987.

• N915SA(2) Leased to Resort Commuter (Trans World Express) Santa Ana, CA. Regd Feb-1987.

Noted at Los Angeles, CA 26-Jan in full Trans World Express colour scheme.

• N915SA (2) Returned to Pal Air International, Reno, NV, Regd Apr-1988. Canx 27-Jul-1988.

• C-GFYN Transferred to Pace Aviation, Winnipeg, MB., 28-Jul-1988. Canx 03-Aug-1988.

• C-GFYN Adlair Aviation (1983) Ltd., Yellowknife, NT. Based Cambridge Bay NU, Named “Moses Panegyuk”. Regd 29-Jul-1988 & 03-Aug-1988. Canx 03-Oct-1988, regd 27-Mar-1990 & 13-Sep-1996.

Accident Pelly Bay, NU. 23-Jul-1998. It was initially reported that the aircraft was landing on an unprepared landing area 131 miles south of Pelly Bay on a mineral expedition and that during the roll-out, the nose gear broke off at the fork, disabling the a/c  and that the company sent an AME with replacement parts to the site to repair the nosegear and inspect the a/c. Subsequently TSB reported that the accident occurred on takeoff, not on roll-out as previously reported. During the takeoff roll, the wind apparently shifted and became more of a cross-wind, which made control of the aircraft over the uneven tundra very difficult. The crew elected to abort the take off and turned to the right to avoid some rocks, which resulted in the nosewheel striking a small polygon crack, shearing off the nose gear at the fork. The damage was to the nose cone, left wing tip and one foot of the leading edge. There were no injuries. Weather was good VFR.

• Current •

N915SA with INTERIOR siblings at Fresno - KFAT, California.
Photo: Jay Sherlock © January 1971 - Aird Archives
N915SA visits the Downsview Factory.
Photo: Sheldon D. Benner © 18 November 1973 - Michael J. Ody Collection
N915SA in service at Pittsburgh - KPIT, Pennsylvania.
Photo: N. Oyama © 03 January 1979 - Michael J. Ody Collection
N915SA at Springbank - CYBW.
Photo: D. Dunsmore © October 1986 - Michael J. Ody Collection
N915SA works out of a congested ramp.
Photo: T. Williams © 26 January 1987 - Michael J. Ody Collection
C-GFYN ice covered at Cambridge Bay.
Photo: Henry Tenby © February 1991 - Erik Johannesson Collection
C-GFYN of Adlair Aviation at Yellowknife.
Photo: Henry Tenby © 09 May 1992 - Michael J. Ody Collection
C-GFYN at Cambridge Bay - CYCB, NT.
Photo: Alan Sim © 14 June 2005