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DHC-6 Twin Otter Series 300
N72GC
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Series 300

N13264 • N264Z • N72GC • TI-BVF

N72GC

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

• N13264 de Havilland Canada Inc., Downsview, ON. Rolled out 03-Sep-1969. First flight 03-Sep-1969.

• N13264 Los Angeles Airways, Westchester, CA. [Warwick Leasing, Abingdon, PA]. Delivered 14-Oct-1969.

Note: Los Angeles Airways ceased operations 29-May-1970

Note: Although there is no confirming documentation, during the period May-1970 to Jul-1971 the aircraft is reported to have been operated by Golden West, although it remained in full LA Airways c/s through at least Feb-1971.

• N13264 Warwick Leasing, Abingdon, PA. Jul-1970

• N13264 Golden West Airlines. Regd Jul-1971.

• N13264 Sold to Intermountain Aviation, Marana, AZ, Regd Dec-1971.

• N264Z Merged with Evergreen Helicopters, Anchorage, AK, Regd Jan-1975.

• N264Z Leased to Air New England, Boston, MA. Regd 25-Nov-1975.

• N264Z Air New England, Boston, MA. Regd. 30-Apr-1976.

Note: Withdrawn from use at Marana, AZ 31-Oct-1981 on bankruptcy of Air New England.

• N264Z Leased to Aerodyne Corporation Inc.,, Renton, WA, Regd 05-May-1982.

Noted at Renton, WA 05-May-1982, operated for U.S. Forest Service.

Note: Withdrawn from use at Las Vegas, NV Oct-1982 through May-1983.

Noted at Renton, WA 10-May-1983, 06-Oct-1983 operated for U.S. Forest Service.

• N264Z Holiday Airlines, Newark, NJ, Regd 10-Nov-1983.

• N264Z Scenic Airlines, Las Vegas, NV. Regd 26-Oct-1988.

• N72GC Re-regd to Scenic Airlines, Las Vegas, NV. Regd Feb-1989.

• N72GC Grand Canyon Airlines, Grand Canyon, AZ. Regd 14-Apr-1989.

• N72GC Leased to Scenic Airlines, Las Vegas, NV. Regd Aug-1998.

Incident Anchorage International Airport, May 25, 1999. At about 00:05 Alaska daylight time, the aircraft, sustained substantial damage when it struck a bird during the downwind portion of the landing phase, about 2 miles southwest of the Anchorage International Airport, Anchorage, Alaska. The airplane was being operated as an instrument flight rules (IFR) scheduled flight under Title 14 CFR Part 121 when the accident occurred. The airplane was operated by ERA Aviation Inc., Anchorage, as Flight 4857. The two flight crew members and the two passengers were not injured. Night visual meteorological conditions prevailed. An IFR flight plan was filed. The flight originated at the Kenai Municipal Airport, Kenai, Alaska, about 2348.The Director of Operations for the operator reported the flight was cleared for a right downwind approach for runway 14 at Anchorage. The airplane was about mid-channel between Fire Island, and the approach end of runway 6R. About 1,800 feet msl, the flight crew briefly observed several birds. The crew then felt an impact. Upon landing, damage to the leading edge of the left wing was discovered. Small portions of a bird were found on the leading edge. During an interview with the flight crew on May 27, 1999, the crew said the size and type of bird could not be identified. Personnel from the U.S. Department of Agriculture, Wildlife Services Program, responded to the Anchorage International Airport and gathered forensic, biological material from the accident airplane's wing surface. The material was submitted to the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History for identification. The examination identified the bird as a Common Eider.Examination of the damage to the wing revealed denting of the leading edge, about four feet inboard from the left wing tip, and wrinkling of the upper wing surface. An internal examination of the wing disclosed two broken nose ribs.

• N72GC Returned to Grand Canyon Airlines, Grand Canyon, AZ. Regd date unknown.

• N72GC Monarch Enterprises, Kirkland, WA. Regd 26-Oct-2005.

• N72GC Grand Canyon Airlines, Grand Canyon, AZ. Regd date unknown.

• N72GC Monarch Enterprises, Kirkland, WA, Regd 26-Oct-2005.

• N72GC Lease continued to Grand Canyon Airlines, Grand Canyon, AZ. 26-Oct-2005.

• N72GC Monarch Enterprises, Kirkland, WA. Regd date unknown.

• N72GC Leased to LC Peru, Lima, Peru. Jul-2012. Delivered Oct-2012.

Flew via Brownsville, TX - Veracruz, Mexico 02-Jul-2012 on delivery to Perú.

Returning from Peru 18-Mar-2014 Brownsville, TX -Junction, TX - El Paso, TX 19-Mar-2014 El Paso, TX - Tucson, AZ - Boulder, NV.

• N72GC Grand Canyon Scenic Airlines, Grand Canyon, AZ [Monarch Enterprises, Kirkland, WA] 19-Mar-2014.

Flew 10-Nov-2014 Boulder City, NV - Albuquerque-Double Eagle II, NM 11-Nov-2014 Albuquerque-Double Eagle II, NM - Midland/Odessa, TX - Brownsville, TX 12-Nov-2014 Brownsville, TX - Veracruz, Mexico.

• TI-BFV Nature Air, San Jose, Costa Rica. Leased 26-Nov-2014.

• N72GC Monarch Enterprises Inc, Kirkland, WA. Regd 22-May-2015. Operated by Grand Canyon Airlines.

• N72GC Leased to Nature Air, Costa Rica.

• Current •

N13264 at Downsview - CYZD, Ontario.
Photo: Unknown photographer © 1969 - Michael J. Ody Collection
N13264 of LAA - Los Angeles Airways.
Photo: Unknown photographer © Date unknown - Michael J. Ody Collection
N13264 at Los Angeles - KLAX, California.
Photo: Unknown photographer © February 1971 - Erik Johannesson Collection
N264Z graces the Renton tarmac.
Photo: Tim White © September 1975 - Jay Sherlock Collection - Aird Archives
N264Z "664" of Air New England at Renton - KRNT, Washington.
Photo: Unknown photographer © August 1982 - Michael J. Ody Collection
N264Z with U.S. Forest Sevice, shown here at Renton.
Photo: Tim White © August 1982 - Jay Sherlock Collection - Aird Archives
N264Z now with crudely applied marks for Aero-Dyne.
Photo: P. Kirkup © 06 August 1982 - Michael J. Ody Collection
N264Z with HOLIDAY, at Newark - KEWR, New Jersey.
Photo: Unknown photographer © Date unknown - Erik Johannesson Collection
N72GC "2" in earlier Grand Canyon colours.
Photo: Unknown photographer © 17 November 1991 - Michael J. Ody Collection
N72GC at Anchorage - PANC, Alaska.
Photo: Ron Kosys © 28 June 1999 - Aird Archives
N72GC of Grand Canyon arriving after scenic tour.
Photo: Unknown photographer © June 2006 - Michael J. Ody Collection
N72GC enjoying some ramp time.
Photo: Unknown photographer © June 2006 - Michael J. Ody Collection