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DHC-6 Twin Otter Series 300
J8-VBS
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Series 300

N9766 • N23RM • 5N-BAM • N23FL • 5N-BAM • N23FL • 5N-BAM • N15GM • 8P-ERK

J8-VBS

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

• N9766 de Havilland Canada Inc., Downsview, ON. Rolled out 10-Jun-1969 First flight 14-Jun-1969.

• N9766 MAC - Miami Aviation Corporation, Opa Locka, FL. Delivered 20-Jun-1969.

• N9766 Leased to Downtown Airlines, Philadelphia, PA. Regd 20-Jun-1969.

Note: Never entered service and remained parked at Reading Air Services, Reading, PA.

• N9766 Returned to MAC - Miami Aviation Corporation, Opa Locka, FL. Regd 08-May-1970.

• N23RM Sold to Rocky Mountain Airways, Denver, CO. Regd 10-Feb-1971.

• N23RM Re regd to Rocky Mountain Airways, Denver, CO by Jun 1972.

Noted at Denver-Stapleton, CO 20-Jun-1972 as such.

Accident: Denver-Stapleton, CO, 28-Jun-1974. On final approach the aircraft collided with a Beechcraft V35 Bonanza. Although the aircraft sustained substantial damage in landed safely with no injuries to passengers or crew. The aircraft was repaired and returned to service.

Noted at Downsview, ON 23-Jul-1974 undergoing repairs.

Note: Seen in Continental Express Colours.

• N23RM Sold to Rocky Mountain Airways, Denver, CO. (Great American Management, Cincinnati. OH. 26-Jul-1984.

• N23RM Sold to Rocky Mountain Airways, Denver, CO. 05-Nov-1986.

• N23RM Sold to Pal Air International, Tonopah, NV, Regd 30-Jun-1988.

• N23RM Sold to Global Equipment Leasing, Reno, NV, (International Aviation Development, Reno, NV.) Regd 29-Dec-1988.

• N23RM Leased to ACN - Aerocontractors of Nigeria, Ikeja, Lagos State, Nigeria. Regd date unknown.

• 5N-BAM Re-regd to Aerocontractors of Nigeria, Ikeja, Lagos State, Nigeria. Regd 27-May-1992.

• N23FL Returned to Global Equipment Leasing, Reno, NV. Regd 05-Aug-1994.

Note: Withdrawn from use & stored at Maastricht, Netherlands Aug-1994

• 5N-BAM Leased to ACN - Aerocontractors of Nigeria, Nigeria. Regd 22-Feb-1995.

Flew via Palma de Mallorca, Spain 09-Mar-1995 on delivery to Nigeria again.

• 5N-BAM Returned to Global Equipment Leasing, Reno, NV. (International Aviation Development, Reno, NV.) Regd Jun-1999.

• N15GL Re regd to to Global Equipment Leasing, Reno, NV. (International Aviation Development, Reno, NV.) Regd 22-Jul-1999.

• N15GL Leased to Benavia Special Air Operations, Geneva, Switzerland. Regd 31-Jul-1999.

Flew Maastricht, Netherlands - Geneva, Switzerland 31-Jul-1999 and on to Algeria 03-Aug-1999 on delivery.

• N15GL Sub Leased to Tassili Airlines, Algiers, Algeria, Regd 04-Aug-1999.

Note: Withdrawn from use & stored at Maastricht, Netherlands Sep-2001.

• N15GL Returned to Benavia, Geneva, Switzerland. Regd Jan-2002.

• N15GL Returned to Global Equipment Leasing, Reno, NV, (International Aviation Development, Reno, NV.) Regd Jan-2002. Canx 20-Jan-2004.

• 8P-ERK Sold to Trans Island Air, Christ Church, Barbados. (Acquisition Air, St. Michael Parish, Barbados 09-Oct-2003Regd 20-Jan-2004.

• J8-VBS Transferred to SVG Air - St Vincent Grenadine Air, E.T. Joshua Airport St Vincent. Regd 26-Apr-2005.

Incident: Saint Vincent 18-Dec-2008 While exiting the runway to the company ramp at Saint Vincent the aircraft entered an open drainage ditch. The aircraft was repaired and returned to service.

• Current •

N23RM at Grand Canyon Airport, Arizona.
Photo: Unknown photographer © September 1975 - Jay Sherlock Collection - Aird Archives
N23RM of ROCKY MOUNTAIN at Denver, Colorado.
Photo: R. Garrard © 15 August 1985 - Michael J. Ody Collection
N23RM at Denver with CONTINENTAL EXPRESS.
Photo: S. Hills © June 1988 - Michael J. Ody Collection
N15GL at Geneva, Switzerland.
Photo: Unknown photographer © August 1999 - Erik Johannesson Collection
J8-VBS of SVG Air.
Photo: Unknown photographer © November 2006 - Michael J. Ody Collection
J8-VBS oops!
Photo: Unknown photographer © Date unknown - Michael J. Ody Collection
J8-VBS now with large tail logo.
Photo: Unknown photographer © January 2007 - Michael J. Ody Collection
J8-VBS "Endeavour" at Saint Vincent.
Photo:Gordon Shepherd © 27 July 2013 - Erik Johannesson Collection