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DHC-6 Twin Otter Series 300
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Series 300

N93985 • (VH-TGE) • N94457 • AP-AXP • C-GABJ • N4993X • N304PC • C-FATM • PJ-ATL


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

• N93985 de Havilland Canada Inc., Downsview, ON. Rolled out Oct-1969. First flight 15-Dec-1969 N9389S Painted in error.

• N93985 Ferried by Air Capital International, Augusta, KS to Australia. Regd 21-Dec-1969.

Accident: Tau Island US Samoa. 05-Jan-1970. The aircraft was on the Honolulu, Hawaii to Pago Pago, US Samoa leg of the delivery flight to Australia. It encountered stronger than anticipated upper level headwinds, suffered fuel exhaustion and consequent engine failure. The pilot, the sole occupant, landed the aircraft on a beach on Lau Island, hitting rocks some, 65 miles East of Pago Pago. The pilot was uninjured and the aircraft suffered substantial damage  and therefore was not accepted by Trans Australia Airlines, to whom it was being delivered. • The wreckage was moved by barge from Tau Island to Pago Pago on 27-Jan-1970 and subsequently shipped to Sydney-Bankstown for rebuilding by Hawker de Havilland Australia. The airframe was sold to Marathon Oil Company in December 1971; the rebuilding project began in early 1972 and was completed by September 1973.

 (• VH-TGE) TAA - Trans Australia Airlines. Regd Jan-1970 but NTU.

• N93985 Passed to de Havilland Canada Australia, Sydney, NSW., Australia. Regd Jan-1970. Rebuilt following emergency landing.

• N94457 Marathon Oil Company, Findlay, OH. Regd 29-Sep-1973.

Noted at Nouméa-Magenta 13-Oct-1973, all white c/s, en route to Canada.

Noted at Luqa, Malta on 03-Aug-1974

• AP-AXP Transferred and re-regd to Marathon Petroleum Pakistan Ltd.. Karachi, Pakistan. Regd 05-Jul-1974. De registered 08-Jun-1977.

Noted at Singapore-Seletar 30-Nov-1975, and at Downsview, ON 07-Jun-1977, 15-Jul-1977, 02-Sep-1977, 15-Sep-1977

• C-GABJ Air Brazaeu, Rouyn, QC. Regd 02-Sep-1977.

• N4993X Bannock Aerospace, Toronto, ON. Regd J22-Sep-1978.

• N4993X Sold to to Peabody Coal Company, Flagstaff, AZ, Regd Sep-1978.

• N304PC Re-regd to Peabody Coal Company, Flagstaff, AZ. Regd Dec-1980.

.• N304PC JAS - Jetstream Aircraft Sales & Leasing, Jacksonville,  and Boca Baton, FL. Regd 23-Dec-1997.

• N304PC Sold to The Shoe Store Ltd., Yellowknife, NT. 27-Feb-1998. Canx 02-Mar-1998.

• C-FATM Leased to Air Tindi Ltd., Yellowknife, NT. Regd 21-Apr-1998. Canx 14-Dec-1999 on export to Netherlands Antilles.

• PJ-ATL Leased to Winair - Windward Island Airways International, St Maarten. Regd 14-Dec-1999.

• C-FATM Returned to Air Tindi, Yellowknife, NT. (The Shoe Store Ltd). 08-May-2000. Canx & re regd 12-Jul-2005. Regd 22-Sep-2005. Re regd 30-Jul-2018.

• Current •

N94457 at Toronto - CYYZ, Ontario.
Photo: Sheldon D. Benner © 16 June 1974 - Michael J. Ody Collection
AP-AXP of MARATHON trying to hide at Downsview - CYZD.
Photo: Sheldon D. Benner © 20 August 1977 - Michael J. Ody Collection
C-GABJ of AIR BRAZEAU, at Toronto - CYYZ.
Photo: R. Brown © 08 September 1978 - Michael J. Ody Collection
N304PC at Flagstaff - KFLG, Arizona.
Photo: John Kimberley © February 1981 - Erik Johannesson Collection
N304PC at Calgary - CYYC, Alberta.
Photo: Anthony J. Hickey © November 1988 - Michael J. Ody Collection
C-FATM at Yellowknife, Northwest Territories.
Photo: Dietmar Schreiber © June 2009 - Erik Johannesson Collection
C-FATM at Yellowknife - CYZF, with tiny titles.
Photo: Dirk Septer © 20 June 2017
C-FATM of AIR TINDI on straight skis at Yellowknife.
Photo: Daniel Acton © 25 March 2018