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DHC-6 Twin Otter Series 200
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Series 200

N656MA • N111TM • XA-BOM • N54540


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

• N656MA de Havilland Canada Inc., Downsview, ON. Rolled out date Apr-1969. First flight 17-Apr-1969.

• N656MA Sold to MAC - Miami Aviation Corporation, Opa Locka, FL (not delvd), 19-Dec-1969.

• N111TM MAC - Miami Aviation Corporation, Opa Locka, FL. Canx 07-Oct-1969 as per FAA record.

• (N111TM) Trans Michigan Airlines (not delivered), Flint, MI.

Note: The aircraft was placed in storage in basic Trans Michigan Air Livery which was removed from the aircraft in Nov-1969.

• XA-BOM Aeronaves del Mayab SA (t/a Aeronaves Alimentadoras), Mexico City, Mexico. Regd 19-Dec-1969.

• XA-BOM Transferred to Aeronaves del Sureste, Mexico City, Mexico. Regd date unknown.

• N54540 John Woods Inc., Dallas, TX. Regd 22-Mar -1978. Canx 20-Oct-1978 on export to Australia.

• VH-PAQ Sold to Pan-Air Cargo Pty., Ltd., Regd 26-Oct-1978. Canx 13-Feb-1979.

Noted at Melbourne-Essendon 30-Oct-1978.

Accident: near Yarra Creek, King Is. Tasman Sea 199ml NW of Tasmania 13-Feb-1979 The Twin Otter was carrying a cargo of meat when low clouds reduced the visibility at the destination Wynyard. The pilot first diverted to Devonport but later decided to go back to King Island. He became lost and was low on fuel. A precautionary landing was made in a paddock. The resultant landing rendered the aircraft uneconomical to repair.

• VH-PAQ Sold to Aeropelican, Belmont Airport, Newcastle, NSW., as a source of spare parts.

 Note: Observed at Sydney (Bankstown) in a dismantled condition 20- Apr-1979.

Withdrawn from use and used as a source of spares

N111TM ready for Trans Michigan Airlines, but not delivered.
Photo: Sheldon D. Benner © 09 October 1969 - Michael J. Ody Collection
Photo: Peter Keating © December 1978 - Michael J. Ody Collection
VH-PAQ at Bankstown - YSBK, NSW.
Photo: Unknown photographer © Date unknown - Erik Johannesson Collection