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DHC-6 Twin Otter Series 200
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Series 200

(Quoted on Fiji register as Series 299 presumably not quite a 300)

CF-YTH • CF-YTH-X • CF-YTH • C-FYTH • N800LJ • HP-1224X • C-FQIM • CU-T-130 • C-FQIM • DQ-FIL


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

• CF-YTH de Havilland Canada Inc., Downsview, ON. Rolled out 27-Mar-1969. First flight 27-Mar-1969.

• CF-YTH-X de Havilland Canada Inc., Downsview, ON. Re regd 24-Aug-1969.

Note: Used for membrane water tank testing and subsequently as a demonstrator aircraft.

• CF-YTH de Havilland Canada Inc., Downsview, ON. Re regd 12-Sep-1969

• CF-YTH INCO - International Nickel Corporation, Toronto, ON. Delivered 03-Nov-1970.

• CF-YTH Operated by Canadian Nickel Aircraft Services (for INCO). 03-Nov-1970.

• CF-YTH Operated by Survair (for INCO), Regd Mar-1971.

• CF-YTH Returned to INCO - International Nickel Corporation, Toronto, ON. 30-Sep 1976.

• CF-YTH Leased to Lambair, Winnipeg. MB. Regd Apr-1978.

• CF-YTH Sub Leased to Capital Air Survey. 04-May-1978.

• CF-YTH Returned to Lambair, Winnipeg. MB. Regd Dec-1978

• CF-YTH Returned to INCO - International Nickel Corporation. Regd Dec-1978.

• C-FYTH Re-regd to INCO - International Nickel Corporation, Copper Cliff, ON. Regd 31-Dec-1978. Canx 05-Dec-1984.

• C-FYTH Leased to Etty Aerospace, Toronto, ON, Regd 17-Jul-1985.

• C-FYTH Returned to INCO - International Nickel Corporation, Copper Cliff, ON. Canx 08-Oct-1985 and removed

 from register.

• N800LJ Federal Airways Corporation, Potomac, MD. Regd 08-Oct-1985.

Note; Operated for E-Systems – US Army.

• N800LJ Sold to Lockheed Missile & Space, Austin, TX. Regd 17-Jan-1986.

• N800LJ Transferred to Lockheed Aero Systems, Burbank, CA, Regd 19-Jun-1990.

• N800LJ Sold to Ram Air International, Morrisville, NC. Regd 08-Apr-1991.

• N800LJ Sold to Broken Aero Inc., Wilmington, DE. Regd 07-Jun-1991.

• HP-1224XI Leased to Aero Taxi International, Panama City, PA. Regd 26-Jan-1993.

• HP-1224XI Returned to Broken Aero Inc., Wilmington, DE, Jun-1983.

• C-FQIM Sold to Kenn Borek Air, Calgary, AB, Regd 14-Sep-1993.

• C-FQIM Leased to Harbour Air, Vancouver. BC, Regd 07-May-1994.

• C-FQIM Returned to Kenn Borek Air, Calgary, AB. Regd Oct-1994. Canx 25-Jan-1995.

• CU-T-130 Leased to Cubana, Havana, Cuba, (Grupo Cubanacán) Regd 25-Jan-1995. Canx 25-Sep-1995.

• C-FQIM Returned to Kenn Borek Air, Calgary, AB. Regd 25-Aug-1995. Canx 23-Oct-1995

• C-FQIM Worldwide Aircraft Ferrying Ld, Mississauga, ON. Regd 23-Oct-1995. Canx 16-Nov-1995.

• DQ-FIL Sold to Vanua Air Charter, Nadi, Fiji Islands. Regd 16-Nov-1995.

• DQ-FIL Merged into Air Fiji, Nadi, Fiji. 18-Feb-1997

• N301CL Win Win Aviation, Wake Forest, NC., 07-Sep-2000. Canx 31-Mar-2017.

Accident: Middletown Regional Airport, Middletown, OH. 01-Jun-2014. The skydiving airplane was on a ramp with its engines operating while the pilot waited for passengers to board. The pilot asked an employee of the skydiving operator if he could order something to eat for lunch. The employee responded that she had time to come see the pilot at the airplane because she was expecting a small delay before the next flight. The pilot thought the delay was not long enough to justify shutting down the engines. The pilot observed the employee exit the manifest office and run toward the airplane. The skydiving operator typically flew single-engine airplanes with the propeller located in front of the cockpit; however, the accident airplane was a twin-engine airplane with its propellers located under each wing. The operator’s employee subsequently walked into the operating propeller under the airplane’s left wing, sustaining fatal injuries.

Flew 22-May-2012 Brownsville, unknown location / locations until 25-May-2012. Sturtevant, WI – Montréal-Trudeau, QC for the Parachute NouvelAir facility at Farnham, QC.

Noted at Gananoque, ON 17-Oct-2012. The aircraft had been operating for Parachute Montreal at Saint-Esprit, QC since 25-May-2012 when it arrived from Sturtevant, WI.

Flew 23-Oct-2012. Buffalo, NY - Tecumseh-Meyers Divers MI - De Kalb, IL.

Note: Feb-2013. Seen wearing an art paint scheme with Fiji Air titles on engine covers and Parachute web address above main passenger door.

Flew 14-Oct-2013 St. Esprit, QC - St. Catherines, ON - Pontiac-Oakland County, MI - DeKalb, IL

Flew 25-Apr-2014 Dekalb-Taylor, IL - Pontiac-Oakland, MI - Montréal-Trudeau, QC 26-Apr-2015 Palm Coast-

Flagler, FL Louisburg-Triangle North, NC - Syracuse-Hancock, NY. 27-Apr-2015 Syracuse-Hancock, NY - Bromont, QC.

Flew 26-Apr-2015. Palm Coast-Flagler, FL - Louisburg-Triangle North, NC - Syracuse-Hancock, NY 27-Apr-2015. Syracuse-Hancock, NY - Bromont, QC where it is expected to join Parachutisme NouvelAir.for the summer season.

Flew. 20-Oct-2015. Albany, NY - Louisburg-Triangle North, NC returning south after operating for Parachutisme


• N301CL Leased to Parachute Montreal Saint Esprit, QC. Delivered Apr-2017.

Flew 13/14-Apr-2017, DeKalb Taylor – Pontiac Oakland County - Montréal-Trudeau, on delivery to Parachute Montréal.

Flew Dekalb, IL – Pontia, MI – Waterloo, ON – Montréal, Trudeau 26-Apr-2019 positioning to its summer contract with Skydive Montreal.

Flew Saint Esprit, QC – Toronto-Buttonville, ON, - Pontiac-Oakland County. MI – Valparaiso, IN – DeKalb-Taylor, IL14 & 15-Oct-2019 returning to Win Aviation after summer lease to Parachute Montréal.

Flew DeKalb-Taylor, IL - - Madisonville, KY – Deland, FL., 23-Oct for the winter.

Flew DeKalb-Taylor, IL - Pontiac, MI - Montréal-Trudeau, QC., 16-Jun-2020 for summer operations with Parachute Montréal.

Flew Saint Mathias, QC – Stratford, ON – Stratford. ON  Pontiac-Oakland County, MI – DeKalb-Taylor, IL on 16-Oct-2020 returning to its company base.

• Current •

CF-YTH parked at Toronto - CYYZ.
Photo: Sheldon D. Benner © May 1969 - Michael J. Ody Collection
CF-YTH X parked at Field Aviation, Toronto - CYYZ, ready for water bombing trials.
Photo: Sheldon D. Benner © 23 August 1969 - Michael J. Ody Collection
CF-YTH X water bombing demonstration at Kingston - CYGK, Ontario.
Photos: Neil Aird © 1969
CF-YTH moored at Toronto Harbour, just off CYTZ.
Photo: Sheldon D. Benner © 16 September 1973 - Michael J. Ody Collection
CF-YTH of Capital Air Surveys Ltd., on the Ottawa River at Rockcliffe.
Photo: Unknown photographer © July 1978 - Michael J. Ody Collection
CF-YTH at Toronto - CYYZ.
Photo: Michael J. Ody © August 1985
N800LJ for Federal Airways at Toronto - CYYZ.
Photo: Michael J. Ody © 16 October 1985
C-FQIM being worked on at Calgary - CYYC.
Photo: D.Dunsmore © October 1993 - Michael J. Ody Collection
C-FQIM at Vancouver, British Columbia.
Photo: John Kimberley © July 1994 - Erik Johannesson Collection
C-FQIM at Calgary, bound for Cuba and CUBANACAN service.
Photo: Anthony J. Hickey © January 1995 - Michael J. Ody Collection
N301CL at Deland, Florida.
Photo: Kenneth I. Swartz © 02 March 2015
N301CL with PARACHUTE MONTREAL titles, at Deland, Florida.
Photo: John Maloney © 05 November 2016