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Series 300



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

• N384EX de Havilland Canada Inc., Downsview, ON. Rolled out date 07-Jun-1969. First flight 19-Jun-1969.

• N384EX MAC - Miami Aviation Corporation, Opa Locka, FL. Delivered 04-Jul-1969.

• N384EX Delivered to Executive Airlines, Boston, MA, Regd 04-Jul-1969.

Noted at Downsview, ON 27-Mar-1974 in basic Executive c/s, painted as C-GOES.

• C-GOES Sold to Bradley Air Services, Carp, ON. Regd 17-Jun-1974.

• C-GOES Leased to Labrador Airways, Goose Bay, NL. Unknown date in 1978

• C-GOES Returned to Bradley Air Services, Carp, ON. Regd 28-Oct-1978. Canx 19-Nov-1992 on export to USA.

Flew Goose Bay, NL – Baie Comeau, QC – Ottawa, ON on return 28-Oct-1978

• C-GOES Leased to PGR - Procuraduria General de la Republica, Mexico City. 06-Nov-1979

Flew Mexico City, DF – Brownsville, TX – Dallas-Redbird, TX – St. Louis, MO – Cleveland, OH – Ottawa, ON – Carp, ON 08/09-Mar-1980

• C-GOES Returned to Bradley Air Services, Carp, ON. Regd 08-Mar-1980. Canx 19-Nov-1992.

Accident: McKeand River, Nunavut 19-Jul-1992 Badly damaged during crosswind landing on a gravel esker at McKeand River, NU. Two crew and four passengers survived. Airframe determined to be beyond economic repair and sold to Air Transport Industries of Arlington, WA. It was subsequently resold in 1993 for rebuilding.

• N224SA Twin Otter Leasing, Las Vegas, NV. Regd 20-Aug-1993.

Note: Wreckage acquired for rebuilding Nov-1992, repaired & underwent Vistaliner conversion, completed Aug-1993.

Airworthiness date. 14-Oct-1994.

• N224SA Leased to Scenic Airlines, Las Vegas, NV. Regd Aug-1993.

• N224SA Returned to Twin Otter International, Las Vegas, NV. Regd Dec-1994.

Noted at Phoenix 30-Apr-1995 in basic Scenic colour scheme, no titles.

• N224SA Leased to Seaborne Aviation, Saint Croix, USVI. 1995.

Noted at Carlsbad, CA 16-May-1999 in basic Seaborne c/s, no titles or logos.

Accident: Ketchikan, Alaska 07-Aug-1999, About 0930 Alaska daylight time, the aircraft, sustained substantial damage while docked, when it was struck by another float equipped deHavilland DHC-6-300 airplane, N224SA. Both airplanes were being operated as visual flight rules (VFR) local area sightseeing flights under Title 14, CFR Part 121, when the accident occurred. Both airplanes were operated by Seaborne Aviation Inc.,, Ketchikan. The captain, the first officer, and the 15 passengers on N288SA, were not injured, neither were the captain, the first officer, and the 15 passengers on N224SA injured. Visual meteorological conditions prevailed. VFR company flight following procedures were in effect.

During a telephone conversation with the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) investigator-in-charge (IIC), on August 9, 1999, the Director of Operations for the company reported the crew of N288SA was beginning a passenger briefing to passengers before departing on a sightseeing flight. The passengers were on board the airplane, but the engines had not been started. N224SA, was also tied to the Ketchikan dock, parked behind N288SA. Each airplane was separated by about eight feet.

The director of operations said the crew of N224SA had completed their briefing to the passengers on board the airplane and had started the engines. The airplane was tethered to the dock by ropes attached to the floats at the forward and aft end of the airplane. Each rope was tended by a company dock handler. Due to a slight change in the manner the passengers arrived from a cruise ship, the passengers had not received a briefing booklet before boarding N224SA. A company representative approached the forward dock handler to hand the briefing booklets to the airplane crew. The aft dock handler observed this activity and mistook its meaning as a "thumbs up" signal. He released the docking rope, allowing N224SA to begin moving forward under idle power. The nose of N224SA collided with the tail of N288SA

N288SA received damage to the rudder and trim tab assembly. N224SA received minor damage to the left pitot tube, and the left side of the nose. Two crew and fifteen passengers uninjured, ANC99LA107B

• N224SA Returned to Twin Otter International, Las Vegas, NV. Regd date unknown in 2006.

• N224SA Sold to C-Plane, Salem, OR., 07-Apr-2006. Regd 10-May-2006.

• N224SA Seabourne Virgin Island Inc., Christiansted, VI. 09-Feb-2009.

• N224SA Sold to CAAMS LLC., Rutherfordton, NC. Regd 22-Dec-2011. Canx 30-Apr-2012.

Note: Following acquisition by CAAMS LLC., in Dec-2011 the nose & tail section were removed for use in another project. The remaining fuselage was sold to Ikhana Group in Apr-2012 for rebuilding.

• N224SA Sold to Ikhana Group, French Valley, Murrieta, CA. Regd 30-Apr-2012.

Note: Offered for sale/lease by Ikhana from Jun-2020 as a Twin Otter X2™ version. N247SA was a parts project acquired from CAAMS in 2011.

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Latest update

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

N384EX ready for delivery at Downsview - CYZD.
Photo: Unknown photographer © June 1969 - Michael J. Ody Collection
C-GOES of First Air at Ottawa / Carp - CYRP, Ontario.
Photo: G. Marshall © February 1978 - Michael J. Ody Collection
C-GOES at Carp, looking a little faded.
Photo: R. West © September 1978 - Michael J. Ody Collection
C-GOES working with BRADLEY out of Iqualuit - CYFB.
Photo: John Wegg © 24 July 1989 - Michael J. Ody Collection
N224SA completing another run at Ketchikan, Alaska.
Photo: Unknown photographer © June 1995 - Michael J. Ody Collection
N224SA with changed colours in the Misty Fjords region.
Photo: Danny Hoggard © 1997
N224SA with sister ship at their Ketchikan spot.
Photo: Michael J. Ody © May 1999
N224SA operating at St. Croix.
Photo: Sagar Pathak © 10 December 2003
N224SA back on wheels.
Photo: Unknown photographer © March 2011 - Michael J. Ody Collection
N224SA update montage - at Rutherfordton - KFQD, North Carolina.
Photos: CAAMS © January 2012