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DHC-6 Twin Otter Series 300
N564E
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Series 300

N660MA • N168SG • RDLP-34180

N564E

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

• N660MA de Havilland Canada Inc., Downsview, ON. Rolled out date unknown. 30-Apr 1969. First flight 06-May-1969.

• N660MA MAC - Miami Aviation Corporation, Opa Locka, FL. Delivered 08-May-1969.

• N660MA ARAMCO - Arabian American Oil Company (American Nation Bank of Jacksonville, FL) Regd 08-May-1969.

Flew via Prestwick, UK 27-May-1969, displayed at Paris Air Show Jun-1969 (Show No:102), then continued to Saudi Arabia

Incident. Haradh, Dharan, Saudi Arabia. 16-Jul-1973. Damaged in ground water loop and swerve on landing roll out. Full repair was completed by Miami Aviation Corporation in Opa-locka, FL and the aircraft was flown back to Saudi Arabia in Dec-1973

Airworthiness date: 06-Dec-1973.  Special Flight Permit to operate in Excess of Maximum Weight.

• N660MA ARAMCO -Arabian American Oil Company, Dharan, Saudia Arabia. Regd 02-Apr-1976. & 12-Dec-1981 as ARAMCO Associated Company.

• N660MA Reserved to ARAMCO - -Arabian American Oil Company, Dharan, Saudia Arabia, 02-Aug-2010. Renewed 02-Aug-2011.

Note: Seen at Luqa, Malta, 24-May-2010. Being ferried from Jeddah to the US.

• N660MA Sold to Texas Aviation Sales, Houston, TX. Regd 19-May-2010 & 21-Nov-2011. Canx 22-Dec-2011

• N168SG Re registered to Texas Aviation Sales, Houston, TX., 21-Nov-2011.  On export to Laos

Flew via Wichita, KS - Dayton, OH - Jamestown, NY - Burlington, VT 26/27-Oct-2011 on delivery to Laos

• RDPL-34180 Lao Skyway Aviation, Vientiane, Laos. Regd 22-Dec-2011. Also quoted as Lao Air Company, Vientiane.

Note: Ferried to Bournemouth UK arriving 01-Nov-2011. To Luqa, Malta 15-Dec-2011.

Accident: Nathong airstrip. 17-Apr-2013.The aircraft, performing a flight LLL-201 from Nathong [VLSN] to Vientiane (Laos) with 16 passengers and 2 crew, was departing Nathong airstrip at 14:35L (07:35Z) but could not climb clear of trees around the aerodrome, clipped a number of trees, lost height and came to a stop on its left side with the left wing detached in a canal about 200 meters off the runway. All occupants were able to leave the wreckage, 5 people were taken to hospitals with chest injuries of varying degrees. The aircraft reportedly sustained damage beyond repair

• N564E AMS Cloud to 593 LLC., Delray Beach, FL. (Aviation Management Sales LLC/Cloud Investment Partners) Regd 23-Jul-2014.

Note Arrived by container in Fort Pierce, FL on 06-Oct-2014, still in Lao Skyway colours and with RDPL registration.

• N564E Aviation Management Sales Aircraft Leasing Inc., Port St Lucie, FL. Pending 10-Aug-2017. Regd 12-Sep-2017.

Wreckage noted at Calgary International 04-Dec-2018 still painted as RDPL 34180. It had been stored at Fort Pierce, FL since 06-Oct-2014

• N564E DHC6-231 Equity LLC., Palm Beach, FL. Regd 13-Aug-2019.

Note; Awaiting rebuild at Regent Aircraft Services, Calgary, AB.

Parts recovery and possible rebuild

N660MA at Downsview - CYZD, Ontario.
Photo: Sheldon D. Benner © 22 May 1969 - Michael J. Ody Collection
N660MA heading for Paris, at Shoreham - EGKA, UK.
Photo: Unknown photographer © May 1969 - Michael J. Ody Collection
N660MA at Opa-Locka, Florida.
Photo: Nick Chalcraft © December 1980 - Michael J. Ody Collection
RDPL-34180 at Vientiane / Wattay - VLVT, Laos.
Photo: Jean Marc Braun © 05 July 2012
RDPL-34180 Oh dear. At Fort Pierce / St. Lucie County - KFPR, Florida.
Photo: AMS © 06 October 2014 - Erik Johannesson Collection