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DHC-6 Twin Otter Series 300
PK-WAX
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Series 300

N200AS • PZ-TCB • C-GBNI • VH-TNS • P2-IAE

PK-WAX

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

• N200AS de Havilland Canada Inc., Downsview, ON. Rolled out 19-Sep-1969. First flight 08-Sep-1969.

• N200AS Alaska Airlines, Anchorage, AK. Delivered 23-Oct-1969.

• N200AS Sold to Boreas International Corporation, Miami, FL. Regd 17-Aug-1976.

Noted at Opa-locka, FL 08-Aug-1976, again 16-Sep-1976.

• N200AS Leased to SLM - Surinaamse Luchtvaarrt Maatschppij/ Surinam Airways, Paramaribo. Regd 05-Nov-1976

• PZ-TCB Re registeredSLM - Surinaamse Luchtvaarrt Maatschppij/ Surinam Airways, Paramaribo. Canx 19-Sep-1979.

• C-GBNI Sold to Bannock Aerospace, Toronto, ON. Regd 18-Dec-1979.

Flew Via Reykjavík, Iceland - Jersey, UK 09-Mar-1980 & arrived Perth, WA 20-Mar-1980.

• VH-TNS Trans West Airlines, Jandakot, WA., Named “RMA Boab”. Regd 25-Mar-1980.

Flew Perth, WA - Derby, WA 23-Apr-1980 on delivery to Trans West

• VH-TNS Sold to Ian Baillie Aircraft Sales, Moorabin, Melbourne, VA 13-Jun-1982.

Note: Arrived Melbourne, VIC 13-Jun-1982, and repainted into all white c/s by 04-Jul-1982

• VH-TNS Sunstate Airlines, Brisbane, QLD. Regd 01-Sep-1982.

• VH-TNS Islands Aviation, Rabaul, PNG. [Islands Helicopter Services, Rabaul]. Regd Dec-1991

• P2-IAE Islands Aviation, Rabaul, PNG. [Islands Helicopter Services, Rabaul] 03-Dec-1991.

• P2-IAE Mortgaged to Islands Nationair. Dec-1984.

• PK-WAX Sold to P T Air Regional, Jakarta, Indonesia. May-2003.

Accident: Mulia Irian Jaya. Indonesia. 19-Jan-2004 While on approach to Mulia's runway the Twin Otter was forced down by down draught. It landed hard, nose-first, groundlooped and came to rest in a ditch. Mulia's runway 09/27 gravel runway has a 10% down slope to the West and can only be used in one direction: 09 for landing and 27 for takeoff.255.

Note: Remains arrived in Cairns 29-Aug-2006 for possible rebuild? Still there in Mar-2008, but no recent reports.

Status unknown

Latest update

• Revised Format and updated data and one image added 09-Mar-2020 •

N200AS soon to be bound for Alaska, at Downsview - CYZD.
Photo: Unknown photographer © October 1969 - Michael J. Ody Collection
N200AS returns from a test flight.
Photo: Unknown photographer © 1969 - Michael J. Ody Collection
N200AS at Opa-locka - KOPF, Florida.
Photo: Bob Garrard © November 1976 - Michael J. Ody Collection
VH-TNS at Dalby - YDAY, Queensland.
Photo: Unknown photographer © 26 June 1980 - Michael J. Ody Collection
VH-TNS ready for passengers.
Photo: Unknown photographer © November 1982 - Michael J. Ody Collection
VH-TNS at Brisbane - YBBN, before repaint.
Photo: Unknown photographer © September 1987 - Michael J. Ody Collection
VH-TNS with SUNSTATE titles and new styling.
Photo: Peter Keating © 04 November 1987 - Michael J. Ody Collection
VH-TNS at Rockhampton - YBRK, Queensland.
Photo: Peter Keating © 09 November 1987 - Michael J. Ody Collection
VH-TNS at Brisbane - YBBN.
Photo: Gerard Helmer © 11 November 1989 - via AirHistory.net - Aird Archives
VH-TNS in ISLANDS markings, at Cairns - YCNS.
Photo: Paul Howard © 1991 - Erik Johannesson Collection
P2-IAE undergoing maintenance.
Photo: Lance Higgerson © Date unknown - Erik Johannesson Collection
PK-WAX of air regional.
Photo: Unknown photographer © November 2006 - Michael J. Ody Collection
PK-WAX resting at Cairns.
Photo: Paul Howard © 2006 - Erik Johannesson Collection
PK-WAX ex air regional, still at Cairns - BCNS, Queensland.
Photo: Stewart Kedar © 17 March 2008