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DHC-6 Twin Otter Series 300
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Series 300


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

• N383EX de Havilland Canada Inc., Downsview, ON. Rolled out date unknown. First flight date unknown.

• N383EX MAC - Miami Aviation Corporation, Opa Locka, FL. Delivered 30-Jun-1969

• N383EX GATX Armco Booth, Regd 30-Jun-1969

• N383EX Leased to Executive Airlines, Boston, MA. Poss subsidiary at Sarasota, FL. Regd 30-Jun-1969.

• N383EX Golden West Airlines, Van Nuys, CA Regd Apr-1972.

• N383EX Anchorage Helicopter Service, Anchorage, AK. Regd 1976.

• N383EX Air New England, Boston, MA. Regd 04-Mar-1977.

Service Difficulty Report circa 15-Nov-1978. Returned due to 5-10 knot fluctuation in both airspeed indicators. Cleaned pitot- static lines & sys tested Ok.

Service Difficulty Report circa 17-Nov-1978. Returned due to loss of all electrical power in flight. Found an over voltage condition. Voltage regulators adjusted.

Accident: Hyannis MA. 17-Jun-1979. The flight crew reported for duty at 08:45 in the morning for 12 legs out of Hyannis, MA. They arrived back at Hyannis at 18:31. The crew then learned they were had to fly two additional flights of two legs each (Hyannis-New Bedford-New York-LGA v.v.) The captain was visibly upset about this. On the return flight from La Guardia the crew decided to skip New Bedford because of poor weather there. At 21:32 the flight departed La Guardia for Hyannis. At 22.39 the crew was given Hyannis weather, which included: indefinite ceiling of 200 feet, sky obscured, visibility 3/4mile in fog, wind 210deg at 10 knots. Five minutes later the aircraft was vectored for a runway 24 ILS approach. The aircraft descended below the glide path and crashed into a heavily wooded area.

• N383EX Newcal Aviation, Little Ferry, NJ. Regd 17-Mar-1988. Canx 23-Apr-2009.

Removed from register

Latest update

• Revised Format and updated data added 24-Aug-2020 •

N383EX at Downsview, pre-delivery.
Photo: Unknown photographer © c June 1969 - Michael J. Ody Collection