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DHC-6 Twin Otter Series 300
C-GBEB
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Series 300

N388EX • N272Z • C-GBEB • 8Q-SUN • C-GBEB • 8Q-SUN

C-GBEB

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

• N388EX de Havilland Canada Inc., Downsview, ON. Rolled out date unknown. First flight 07-Nov-1969.

• N388EX MAC - Miami Aviation Corporation, Opa Locka, FL Delivered 18-Nov-1969

• N388EX GATX Armco Booth, Regd 18-Nov-1969.

• N388EX Executive Airlines, Boston MA. Poss subsidiary at Sarasota, FL Regd 18-Nov-1969.

• N388EX Leased to Anchorage Helicopter Service, Regd 1975.

• N388EX Returned to Executive Airlines, Boston MA. Poss subsidiary at Sarasota, FL Regd 1977.

• N388EX Leased to Rocky Mountain Airways, Regd Oct-1977.

• N388EX Returned to Executive Airlines, Boston, MA. Poss subsidiary at Sarasota, FL Regd Oct-1977.

• N388EX Leased to Air New England, Boston, MA. Regd 05-Nov-1977.

• N388EX Returned to Executive Airlines, Boston, MA. Poss Sarasota, FL Regd 1978.

• N388EX Mountainwest Aviation, Tuscon, AZ, Regd 17-Nov-1978.

• N272Z Leased to Sierra Pacific, Tuscon, AZ, Regd Nov-1978.

• N272Z Sub Leased to Eastern Caribbean Airways, St Croix, USVI. Regd 14-Jan-1980.

• N272Z Returned to Mountainwest Aviation, Tuscon, AZ. Regd May 1980.

• N272Z Returned to Sierra Pacific, Tuscon, AZ. Regd 11-May-1981.

• N272Z Re-regd to Sierra Pacific Airlines, Tuscon, AZ. Regd 11-May-1981.

• N272Z Banco de Ponze. Regd Jan-1983.

• N272Z Leased to Crownair, Solna, Sweden. Regd Jan-1983.

• N272Z Silvestre M Miranda. Regd Aug-1983.

• N272Z Leased to Crownair Solna, Sweden. Aug-1983.

• N272Z KNP Airleases Inc., Oct-1987.

• N272Z Kenneth N Pontikes (KNP). Apr-1989. Canx 19-Jun-1989.

• C-GBEB Beau Del Leasing, Springbank, AL 239699 Alberta Ltd, Calgary, AB, Regd 05-Jul-1989. Canx 17-Jul-1989.

• C-GBEB Air Tindi Ltd, Yellowknife, NT. Regd 17-Jul-1989 & 29-Dec-1989.

• C-GBEB Leased to Echo Bay Mines, Edmonton, AL. Regd 17-Jul-1989. Canx 20-Dec-1989.

• C-GBEB Returned to Beau Del Leasing, Springbank, AL. Regd 20-Dec-1989.

• C-GBEB Leased to Air Tindi, Yellowknife NT, Regd 29-Dec-1989. Canx 22-Mar-1991.

• C-GBEB Returned to Beau Del Leasing, Springbank, AL. Regd 22-Mar-1991.

• C-GBEB Leased to Echo Bay Mines, Edmonton, AL. Regd 08-Apr-1991. Canx 08-May-1991.

• C-GBEB Returned to Beau Del Leasing, Springbank, AL. Regd 08-May-1991.

• C-GBEB Leased to Ptarmigan Airways, Yellowknife, NT. Regd 08-May-1991.

• C-GBEB Returned to Beau Del Leasing, Springbank, AL. Regd 1991.

• C-GBEB Leased to Echo Bay Mines, Edmonton AL, Regd 07-Jan-1992.

• C-GBEB Returned to Beau Del Leasing, Springbank AL, Regd 1992.

• C-GBEB Leased to Ptarmigan Airways, Yellowknife NT. Regd Jul-1992.

• C-GBEB Returned to Beau Del Leasing, Springbank, AL. Regd date unknown.

• C-GBEB Leased to Corp Air. Dec-1994.

• C-GBEB Leased to Echo Bay Mines, Edmonton, AL. Regd 03-Jan-1995. & 20-Dec-1985

• C-GBEB Returned to Beau Del Leasing, Springbank, AL. Regd 1995.

• C-GBEB Leased to Ptarmigan Airways, Yellowknife, NT. Regd 27-May-1995.

• C-GBEB Returned to Beau Del Leasing, Springbank, AL. Regd 1995.

• C-GBEB Leased to Echo Bay Mines, Edmonton, AL. Regd date unknown. Canx 04-Dec-1997

• C-GBEB Returned to Beau Del Leasing, Springbank, AL. Regd 04-Dec-1997. Canx 25-Feb-1998.

• C-GBEB Leased to Sun Express, Malé, MI. Regd 01-Mar-1998.

• C-GBEB Returned to Beau Del Leasing, Springbank, AL. Regd 02-Mar-1999.

• C-GBEB Leased to Sun Express, Malé, MI. Regd 1999.

• C-GBEB Returned to Beau Del Leasing, Springbank, AL. Regd 12-Jul-2001. Canx 18-Sep-2001.

• C-GBEB Leased to North-Wright Airways, Norman Wells, NT. Regd 21-Sep-2001. Canx 12-Jan-2009.

Accident: Reslute Bay, Nunavut. 06-May-2005. The North-Wright Airways aircraft, was on a charter flight with a crew of two pilots, flying from Resolute Bay, NU to pick up passengers at Issachsen, NU. The ski-equipped aircraft departed from an ice strip on Resolute Bay. Approximately 20 minutes into the flight, the crew heard a loud bang and noticed that the right ski was in a vertical attitude up and against the right lift strut. The rear check cable and attachment fitting were wrapped around the right lift strut. After discussion with company maintenance personnel, the crew elected to return and land on the ice strip at Resolute Bay. To maintain flying attitude and ski orientation, the crew landed without flap. On touchdown, the ski separated from the landing gear and the gear leg dug into the snow surface. The crew used reverse thrust and opposite rudder to stop the aircraft and to counter the drag of the gear leg in the snow. The aircraft came to rest in an upright attitude heading approximately 90 degrees to the right of the landing heading. The aircraft sustained damage to the right lift strut, right ski, and to the right gear leg. The two crew members were not injured. CADORS Report 2005C0894

Accident: Hook Lake, NT 16-Jul-2008. TSB reported that the North-Wright Airways de Havilland DHC6-300 float equipped Twin Otter, was a cargo flight to Hook Lake, 90 nm west of Wrigley, NT. While turning westbound onto the final approach leg, the aircraft stalled into the trees short of the lake. There were no injuries to the two crew members, and the aircraft sustained substantial damage. A08W0134

• C-GBEB Returned to Beau Del Leasing, Springbank, AL. Regd 21-Jan-2009. Canx 22-Jan 2013.

• C-GBEB Ashe Aircraft Enterprises, Calgary, AB (Rocky Mountain Aircraft.Calgary, AB. Regd 22-Jan-2013. Canx 03-May-2013.

• C-GBEB Province of Manitoba, Winnipeg, MB. Regd 03-May-2013. Canx 09-Jul-2019.

Note: The aircraft remained at Springbank with Rocky Mountain Aircraft finishing up post rebuild checks, and upon completion was ferried for repainting at Straube's Aircraft Services facility in Ogden, UT prior to delivery to Winnipeg.

Flew 11-Jul-2013 Springbank, AB - Winnipeg, MB on final delivery.

• C-GBEB Registered to Transwest Air (Transwest Air Limited Partnership, By Its General Partner Transwest Management Ltd. Prince Albert, SK. 16-Jul-2019.

Flew Winnipeg, MB – Prince Albert, SK – LaRonge, on delivery 09-May-2019.

• Current •

N388EX free of titles at Tucson - KTUS. Sierra Pacific colours.
Photo: Unknown photographer © May 1977 - Michael J. Ody Collection
N388EX of EASTERN CARRIBBEAN AIRWAYS at Pointe-à-Petrie, Guadaloupe.
Photo: Unknown photographer © February 1980 - Erik Johannnesson Collection
N272Z wearing SIERRA PACIFIC titles in Arizona.
Photo: Unknown photographer © July 1982 - Michael J. Ody Collection
N272Z operating with Crown Air.
Photo: Unknown photographer © November 1985 - Michael J. Ody Collection
N272Z of Crown Air at Saint Thomas - TIST, USVI.
Photo: M. Jones © 16 June 1987 - Michael J. Ody Collection
C-GBEB of Sun Express at Springbank, Alberta.
Photo: A. J. Hickey © January 1998 - Erik Johannnesson Collection
C-GBEB of Sun Express passing through CYYT - St John's, Newfoundland.
Photo: Stephen R. Peck © February 1998
8Q-SUN of Sun Express in the sunshine.
Photo: Arron Mulder © c1998
C-GBEB at Yellowknife, Northwest Territories, in North-Wright Air livery.
Photo: Unknown photographer © August 2007 - Erik Johannnesson Collection
C-GBEB at Yellowknife seaplane base, Northwest Territories.
Photo: Anthony J. Hickey © July 1992 - Michael J. Ody Collection
C-GBEB ready for the paint shop, at Springbank.
Photo: Unknown photographer © 26 April 2013
C-GBEB at Ogden - KOGD, Utah.
Photo: Straubes © June 2013