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DHC-6 Twin Otter Series 200HG
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Series 200

N4901W • N201EH

C-FLXP

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

• N4901W de Havilland Canada Inc., Downsview, ON. Rolled out date unknown. First flight 24-Mar-1969.

• N4901W Wien Consolidated Airlines, Fairbanks, AK. Delivered 11-Jun-1969.

• N4901W Name changed to Wien Air Alaska, Fairbanks, AK. Regd 21-Mar-1974.

• N4901W Era Helicopters, Anchorage, AK. Regd Dec-1977.

• N201EH Re-regd to Era Helicopters, Anchorage, AK. Regd 07-Oct-1978.

• N201EH Name changed to Era Aviation Inc., Anchorage, AK, Regd 07-Jun-1989. Canx 14-Dec-2006 on sale to Canada.

Accident. Toksook Bay Airport, Toksook Bay, Alaska January 27, 2005, At about 10:15 Alaska standard time, the aircraft sustained substantial damage when the airplane slid off the runway during the landing roll, and its nose gear collapsed at the Toksook Bay Airport, Toksook Bay, Alaska. The airplane was being operated by Era Aviation Inc, of Anchorage, Alaska, as an instrument flight rules (IFR) scheduled domestic passenger flight under Title 14, CFR Part 121, when the accident occurred. The airline transport certificated captain, the first officer, and the six passengers, were not injured. Visual meteorological conditions prevailed, and an instrument flight plan was filed. The flight originated at the Tununak Airport, Tununak, Alaska, about 10:08. In a written statement dated January 27, 2005, the pilot reported about 500 feet into the landing roll on runway 16, a gust of wind "blew us sideways." He wrote, "I could not straighten the aircraft, and we started to drift off the edge." He reported he had started to add power to initiate an aborted landing, but as he did so, he thought the airplane struck a runway light, and he reduced power and continued the landing roll. Exiting the right side of the runway the nose gear strut broke off, and the right main landing gear ran over the runway edge embankment. The airplane came to rest on the nose and right wing. The airport at Toksook Bay is unattended, and there is no official weather reporting station. There is however, a digital weather camera, which updates the picture every 10 minutes. The camera is located in a ramp area and looks northwest toward the approach end of runway 16. Coincidentally the camera took a picture of the accident airplane on short final to runway 16 at 19:16, and again sitting on the side of the runway at 19:26. In both pictures the windsock and segmented circle are clearly visible in the foreground, and indicated a crosswind from the left. In a written statement dated January 27, the pilot reported that he believed the wind speed was about 20-25 knots. During an examination of the airplane on February 3, the NTSB investigator-in-charge observed structural damage to the fuselage and the right wing.

• C-FLXP Sold to Ashe Aircraft Enterprises, Calgary, AB (491549 AB, Calgary AB). 30-Aug-2006. Regd 01-Jan-2007. Canx 19-Jun-2007.

• C-FLXP Osprey Wings Ltd , La Ronge, SK. Regd 19-Jun-2007. Canx 05-Feb-2016.

• C-FLXP West Wind Aviation LP. By Its General Partner, West Wind Management Ltd., Saskatoon, SK. Based La Ronge, SK. Regd 05-Feb-2016. Canx 25-Jul-2017.

• C-FLXP Transwest Air Ltd., By its General Partner Transwest Management Ltd., dba Transwest Air, Prince Albert, SK / West Wind Aviation LP. Regd 31-Aug-2017.

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• Reduced data added 21-Aug-2020 •

N4901W of Wien Consolidated at Downsview.
Photo: Unknown photographer © June 1969 - Michael J. Ody Collection
N201EH at Calgary, bound for service with ERA.
Photo: Anthony J. Hickey © October 1978 - Michael J. Ody Collection
N201EH still with ERA, at Calgary - CYYC.
Photo: D. Dunsmore © January 1986 - Michael J. Ody Collection
N201EH at Anchorage - PSNC, Alaska.
Photo: Ron Kosys © 28 June 1999 - Aird Archives
C-FLXP of Osprey Wings Limited.
Photo: Unknown photographer © February 2008 - Michael J. Ody Collection
C-FLXP in later livery.
Photo: Unknown photographer © December 2010 - Michael J. Ody Collection
C-FLXP of OSPREY WINGS LTD., at Saskatoon - CYXE, Saskatchewan.
Photo: Dale Tiedeman © 17 July 2015 - Aird Archives