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DHC-6 Twin Otter Series 300
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Series 300



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

• CF-ABW de Havilland Canada Inc., Downsview, ON. Rolled out 30-Jan-1970 First flight Feb-1970.

• CF-ABW Kenn Borek Air, Calgary, AB [Vic Turner Ltd / Borek Construction Ltd., Dawson Creek, BC].20-Feb-1970.

• CF-ABW Kenn Borek Air, Calgary, AB, Regd 31-Dec-1971.

• CF-ABW Leased to Aklavik Flying Services, Inuvik, NT, Regd 01-Aug-1973.

• CF-ABW Returned to Kenn Borek Air, Calgary, AB, Regd Dec-1973.

• C-FABW Kenn Borek Air, Calgary, AB. Regd Dec-1974.

Accident: Able Creek (Banks Island), AB. 03-Feb-1975. The aircraft struck a hill about 1.5 miles short of the strip during a landing attempt. Of the two crew and three passengers one passenger received minor injuries. The aircraft suffered substantial damage.

Accident: Namisivik NWT, 21-Dec-1977. The aircraft lost control while on final approach and crashed 2200 feet short of the runway in a 45deg. nose-down and 80deg. right bank attitude. 2 crew and 6 passengers killed – Aircraft written off.

PROBABLE CAUSE: Uncertain. Low-level turbulence and windshear of 10-20 kt s/ 1,000 feet existed. In-flight failure of flap and aileron control rods was considered since they were involved in similar accidents, one year later.

Written off

CF-ABW of Borek Construction, on Fraser River at Vancouver, British Columbia.
Photo: Peter Keating © 09 June 1973 - Michael J. Ody Collection
C-FABW awaits the next call.
Photo: Unknown photographer © July 1975 - Michael J. Ody Collection
C-FABW on tundra tires at Edmonton Municipal - CYXD.
Photo: Unknown photographer © April 1977 - Michael J. Ody Collection