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DHC-6 Twin Otter Series 100
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Series -100

PJ-WIA • HP-722


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

• PJ-WIA de Havilland Canada Inc., Downsview, ON. Rolled out 30-Nov-1966. First flight 14-Dec-1966.

• PJ-WIA MAC – Miami Aviation Corporation, Opa Locka, FL. Regd 21-Jan-1967.

• PJ-WIA Windward Islands International NV - Winward Island Airways. (Winair), Queen Juliana International Airport, St. Maarten.
 Delivered 21-Jan-1967.

Note: Withdrawn from use & stored at Opa-Locka, FL – noted there Jan-1978, again Aug-1978; painted as HP-722.

• HP-722 Sold to F. B. Ayer & Associates, New York, NY., Jul-1978.

• HP-722 Sold to Vicella S.A., Panama. Regd 30-Jul-1978.

• HP-722 Sold to MAC – Miami Aviation Corporation, Opa Locka, FL. Regd 28-Dec-1978.

• N100AP Cape Smythe Air Services, Barrow, AK. Regd 09-Jan-1979.

Airworthiness date: 15-Jan-1979.

Incident: Barrow, Alaska 13-Apr-1989. The airplane had just departed on a scheduled commuter flight with five passengers and two crew members on board. Upon reaching an altitude of 15,000ft, the control yoke was pulled forward out of the captain's hands and pinned against the control panel. Simultaneously, the nose of the airplane suddenly pitched up 60 degrees above the horizon. The captain reduced power and the nose pitched 30 degrees below the horizon. The flight crew was eventually able to maintain a level attitude by power adjustments alone, and returned for a safe landing. Inspection revealed a fatigue fractured elevator bellcrank mounting quadrant, resulting in a complete loss of elevator control. The elevator bellcrank mounting quadrant had been in service since 1966 and had been operating 17,826 hours. The fracture occurred between the vertical stabilizer stub fin attachment bulkhead and the bellcrank. Subsequent metallurgical exam revealed multiple fatigue origins in the vicinity of superficial machining abrasions. Damage may have been induced during a storm where the aircraft was parked tail into the wind.

N100AP Sold to John Hopkinson & Associates, Calgary, AB., 21-Jan-1995.

N100AP Sold to Fayard Enterprises Inc., Louisburg, NC., 10-Oct-1995. Regd 21-Dec-1995.

Note: Operated by Carolina Sky Sports, Louisburg, NC.,18-May-1998.

N100AP Sold to Aircraft Portfolio Management Ltd., Worcester Park, Surrey, UK. Regd 05-Aug-2004.

N100AP Sold to National Aerotech, Atlanta, GA. 28-Jun-2005. Regd 03-Aug-2005.

N100AP Later National Aerotech Aviation Delaware Inc,, Wilmington, DE. Regd 03-Aug-2005. Possibly based / stored at Maastricht, Netherlands.

N100AP Sold to LLH Services, Wilmington, DE. C/o Delaware Corp LLC. 19-Mar-2008. Regd 15-May-2015.

• N100AP Twin Otter Support Services LLC., Las Vegas, NV. Regd 11-Aug-2011. (U.S. Special Ops covert bird noted often using fake registration marks in the Middle East). Current registration due to expire 31-Aug-2023.

• Current •

PJ-WIA at Downsview - CYZD, ready for delivery.
Photo: Sheldon D. Benner © 20 January 1967 - Michael J. Ody Collection
HP-772 at Opa-Locka - KOPF, Florida.
Photo: Bruce Drum © 18 August 1978 - Kenneth I. Swartz Collection - Aird Archives
N100AP at Anchorage - PANC, Alaska.
Photo: Uli Klee © July 1986 - Erik Johannesson Collection
N100AP at St.Gallen / Altenrhein - LSZR, Switzerland.
Photo: Mario Richard © 18 October 2007 - Aird Archives