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DHC-6 Twin Otter Series 200
8Q-MAG
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Series 200

N657MA • N110TM • XA-BOL • C-GENT • 8Q-ENT • C-GENT • 8Q-ENT 

8Q-MAG

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

• N657MA de Havilland Canada Inc., Downsview, ON. Rolled out date 1969. First flight 31-Mar-1969.

• (N657MA) MAC - Miami Aviation Corporation (not delivered), 1969.

• (N657MA) New York Airways, La Guardia, New York, NY. Regd (not delvered), 1969.

• N110TM Re-regd to de Havilland Canada Inc., Downsview, ON. Regd 28-May-1969.

• (N110TM) Trans Michigan Airlines Flushing MI (not delivered), 28-May-1969.

• XA-BOL Aeronaves de Mexico, Merida, YC., Mexico. “Puerto Escondido” (Aeronaves Alimentadoras S.A.) Delivered 19-Dec-1969.

• XA-BOL Operated by Aeronaves del Mayeb, Merido, Mexico. Regd 19-Dec-1969.

• XA-BOL Operated by Aeronaves Del Sureste, Mexico City, Mexico. Regd date unknown.

• XA-BOL Leased to Aeroaxaca S.A., Oaxaca, OA, Regd 24-Sep-1970.

• C-GENT West Coast Air Services, Vancouver, BC. Regd 24-Sep-1979.

Arrived at Vancouver, BC 24-Sep-1979 on delivery.

Note: Withdrawn from use at Vancouver, BC 24-Sep-1979; never entered service with West Coast.

• C-GENT Sold to Contact Airways, Fort McMurray AB., 24-Apl-1980. Regd 05-May-1980.

Departed Vancouver, BC on delivery 05-May-1980.

• C-GENT Contact Airways, Fort McMurray, AB [Chemco Leasing Limited]. 29-Oct-1980.

• C-GENT Sold to Contact Airways, Fort McMurray, AB. 31-Dec-1985

• C-GENT Leased to Carter Air Services, Hay River, NWT, Regd Mar-1983.

• C-GENT Returned to Contact Airways, Fort McMurray, AB., 31-Dec-1985. Delayed canx 17-May-1989.

• C-GENT Sold to Kenn Borek Air, Calgary, AB. Regd Apr-1989.

• C-GENT Leased to Harbour Air, Vancouver, BC. Regd 28-Apr-1989.

• C-GENT Returned to Kenn Borek Air, Calgary, AB. Regd 31-Oct-1989.

• C-GENT Leased to Harbour Air, Vancouver, BC. Regd 23-Mar-1990.

• C-GENT Returned to Kenn Borek Air, Calgary, AB. Regd Sep-1990.

• C-GENT Leased to Harbour Air, Vancouver, BC. Regd Mar-1991.

• C-GENT Returned to Kenn Borek Air, Calgary, AB. Regd Oct-1991.

• C-GENT Leased to Harbour Air, Vancouver, BC. Regd Mar-1992.

• C-GENT Returned to Kenn Borek Air, Calgary, AB. Regd Oct-1992.

• C-GENT Leased to Harbour Air, Vancouver, BC. Regd 02-Mar-1993.

• C-GENT Returned to Kenn Borek Air, Calgary, AB. Regd 25-Oct-1993. Canx 01-Feb-1994.

Flew via Iqaluit, NU – Reykjavik, Iceland – Ostend, Belgium 22-Jan-1994 en route to Maldives

• 8Q-ENT Leased to Maldivian Air Taxi, Male, MI. Regd 01-Feb-1994.

• C-GENT Returned to Kenn Borek Air, Calgary, AB. Regd 05-Feb-1996.

• C-GENT Leased to Harbour Air, Vancouver, BC. Regd 17-May-1997.

• C-GENT Returned to Kenn Borek Air, Calgary, AB. Regd 24-Oct-1997. Canx and deleted to Maldives 17-Nov-1997.

Flew via Reykjavik, Iceland -Prestwick, UK – Istres, France 08-Nov 1997 en route to Maldives.

• 8Q-ENT Leased to Maldivian Air Taxi, Male, MI. Regd 17-Nov-1997.

• 8Q-MAG Re-regd to Maldivian Air Taxi, Male, MI. 1998.

Flew Via Birmingham, UK 22-Apr-1999 en route to Canada, & noted at Calgary, AB 04-May-1999.

• 8Q-MAG Returned to Kenn Borek Air, Calgary, AB. Regd 22-Apr-1999.

Flew Via Birmingham, UK – Heraklion, Greece 18-Sep-1999 en route back to Maldives.

• 8Q-MAG Leased to Maldivian Air Taxi, Male, MI. 16-Sep-1999.

Accident: Halaveli Resort Lagoon, Maldives. 02-Jun-2009. Maldivian Air Taxi float-equipped DHC-6 Twin Otter was substantially (allegedly) damaged when it suffered an accident while landing on the Halavelhi Resort lagoon. The 8Q-MAG aircraft departed at 09:45, with 3 crew and 4 passengers on board, for a photo flight around the Lagoon of Halaveli (North Ari Atoll) from the floating platform (fixed to jetty) of Halaveli (North Ari Atoll). The sky was clear with good visibility and wind, 8-10 knots, from westerly direction. The estimated flight time for the flight was 40 minutes. The aircraft took off westbound. After levelling the aircraft the co-pilot gave his seat to the cameraman, one of the passengers. The co-pilot remained at third row left seat from thereon until the aircraft met the accident. According to the crew and passengers the aircraft made few orbits (right bank) around the island at the initial levelled height and, then descended lower heights and made few more orbits around the lagoon for photography. The passenger seated at the cabin wearing the headset informed the PIC that they got all the shots they wanted and now he could land. PIC started a descending turn (right bank) while keeping the passenger at the co-pilot seat in order to give a different view to him. Before the PIC could complete the turn, the right wing and/or float hit the water. The accident resulted in both wings being broken at the root. Left float was detached and right float got stuck, between the engine and the fuselage, blocking the co-pilot exit. Empennage was twisted upside down. The depth of the lagoon at the site of wreckage was about 1 metre. All the passengers and crew were able to escape the aircraft without any fatalities.

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N657MA before paint, at Downsview - CYZD, Ontario.
Photo: William Haines © 06 May 1969 - Michael J. Ody Collection
N110TM with N111TM (227) at Downsview.
Photo: Sheldon D. Benner © June 1969 - Michael J. Ody Collection
N110TM undelivered to Trans Michigan Airlines, with arrowhead logo - TMA.
Photo: Sheldon D. Benner © 04 October 1969 - Michael J. Ody Collection
XA-BOL of Aeronaves Alimentadoras landing.
Photo: Unknown photographer © April 1974 - Michael J. Ody Collection
XA-BOL on a quick turn around stop.
Photo: Paul Hayes © June 1976
C-GENT caught by Mike at Calgary - CYYC.
Photo: Michael J. Ody © May 1980
C-GENT of Contact Airways, out of the water at Vancouver - CYVR
Photo: John Kimberley © May 1980 - Michael J. Ody Collection
C-GENT at Vancouver South seaplane dock.
Photo: Gary Vincent © May 1980 - Michael J. Ody Collection
C-GENT with simple HARBOUR AIR titles.
Photo: Anthony J. Hickey © July 1989 - Michael J. Ody Collection
C-GENT in Cargary - YYC, after Harbour Air lease.
Photo: D. Dunsmore © March 1990 - Michael J. Ody Collection
8Q-MAG of MALDIVIAN AIR TAXI at Male, Maldive Islands.
Photo: Unknown photographer © March 2005 - Erik Johannesson Collection