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DHC-6 Twin Otter Series 300
8Q-MBG
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288

Series 300

HC-ASJ • N26TC • N288Z • C-GFXJ • N288Z • C-FCUS • VH-TGC • HB-LSP • ZS-OVD • TR-LGS • N102SK

8Q-MBG

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

HC-ASJ de Havilland Canada Inc., Downsview, ON Rolled Out 1970

HC-ASJ Delivered to Transportes Aéreos Orientales, Pichincha “Murialdo”. 03-Jul-1970.

N26TC Sold to Omni Aircraft Sales, Rockville, MD. Sold Oct-1973.

N288Z Sold to Intermountain Aviation, Marana, AZ., Feb-1974.

N288Z Merged into Evergreen Helicopters, McMinnville, OR., Mar-1975.

C-GFXJ Patricia Air Transport, Sioux Lookout, ON. Sold 11-Apr-1976.

Note: Provisional Certificate of Registration & Flight Permit issued 15-Apr-1976 to ferry Marana, AZ to Calgary, AB.

Arrived Calgary, AB 28-Apr-1976 on delivery.

C-GFXJ Sold Patricia Air Transport, Sioux Lookout, ON [Birchknoll Investments Ltd., Toronto, ON] 21-May-1976.

C-GFXJ Sold Patricia Air Transport, Sioux Lookout, ON [660 Syndicate/G.S. Niblett/D.S Mills] 21-May-1976

N288Z 660 Syndicate Inc/G.S. Niblett/D.S. Mills Returned 18-Feb-1978.

Ferried to Toronto, ON 18-Feb-1978 on failure of Patricia Air Transport.

N288Z Leased to Mountainwest Aviation, Tucson, AZ Leased 07-Mar-1978.

N288Z Returned to 660 Syndicate Inc / G.S. Niblett / D.S. Mills. Sep-1978.

N288Z Leased to Wyoming Airlines, Casper, WY., 26-Sep-1978.

N288Z Repossessed 660 Syndicate Inc / G.S. Niblett / D.S. Mills 19-Mar-1979.

N288Z Sold to Commutair, Houston, TX.. Oct-1979.

Incident: Sustained significant wing damage in ground collision with Braniff Boeing 727 at Houston-Intercontinental. The aircraft was repairable and was returned to service 02-Jan-1980.

N288Z Returned 660 Syndicate Inc / G.S. Niblett / D.S. Mills Jun-1980.

N288Z Leased Sierra Pacific Airlines, Tucson, AZ., 06-Feb-1981.

N288Z Returned 660 Syndicate Inc / G.S. Niblett / D.S. Mills, Jan-1983.

N288Z Crown Air System Inc., Hato Rey, PR [Banco de Ponce, Hato Rey, PR] Registered 10-Jan-1983.

N288Z Crown Air System Inc., Hato Rey, PR [Silvestre M. Miranda, Hato Rey, PR] Registered 03-May-1983.

N288Z Crown Air System Inc., Hato Rey, PR [KNP Air Lease Inc.,, Rosemont, IL] Registered 27-Oct-1987.

N288Z Returned 660 Syndicate Inc / G.S. Niblett / D.S. Mills, 31-Dec-1987

N288Z Ashe Aircraft Leasing, Springbank, AB [239665 Alberta Ltd., Calgary, AB] Registered 18-Jul-1988.

C-FCUS Transferred to Ashe Aircraft Leasing, Springbank, AB [239665 Alberta Ltd., Calgary, AB] 16-Sep-1988 .

VH-TGC Australian Regional Airlines, Cairns, QLD. Registered 12-Apr-1989.

VH-TGC Leased Vanair, Port Vila, Vanuatu, 31-Oct-1989.

VH-TGC Returned Australian Regional Airlines, Cairns, QLD., 07-Mar-1990.

VH-TGC Merged Sunstate Airlines, Brisbane, QLD., 01-Oct-1993.

HB-LSP Topscore Management, Geneva, Switzerland. Registered 31-Aug-1998.

HB-LSP Benavia Special Air Operations, Geneva, Switzerland.  Transferred Sep-1998

HB-LSP Returned to Topscore Management, Geneva, Switzerland.  06-Jan-2002.

ZS-OVD Rossair Executive Air Charter, Lanseria, RSA. [New Millen 130 Investments] Registered 12-Apr-2002

Flew via Algiers, Algeria – Palma de Mallorca, Spain 04-Feb-2004 enroute to Altenrhein, Switzerland.

TR-LGS Sold to Air Service Gabon, Libreville [CSAE Inc.,, Toronto, ON] . 24-Jun-2004.

Incident: 17-Nov-2008 Damaged in runway excursion on landing at Tsika, Gabon; repairable and returned to service.

N102SK Aerospace Trust Management LLC., Wilmington, DE. Registered 28-Feb-2011. Registration cancelled 16-Mar-2011.

Noted at Altenrhein, Switzerland 13-Feb-2011 in basic Maldivian Air Taxi c/s, no registration.

8Q-MBG Maldivian Air Taxi, Male, Maldive Islands. [Seaplane Holdings A/S., Vedbaek, Denmark]. Registered 24-Mar-2011

• Current •

HC-ASJ at Quito, Ecuador.
Photo: Unknown photographer © April 1973 - Michael J. Ody Collection
C-GFXJ at Pelican Lake seaplane base, Sioux Lookout, Ontario.
Photo: Sheldon D. Benner © 11 August 1977 - Michael J. Ody Collection
C-GFXJ sitting at Toronto - CYYZ.
Photo: Unknown photographer © February 1978 - Michael J. Ody Collection
N288Z on a FOD ridden ramp at Marana - MZJ, Arizona.
Photo: T. Williams © June 1982 - Michael J. Ody Collection
VH-TGC of AUSTRALIAN REGIONAL at Rockhampton - YBRK, Queensland.
Photo: Peter Keating © 17 October 1989 - Michael J. Ody Collection
VH-TGC after a shower.
Photo: Bob Wiseman © Circa 1989/1990 - Lance Higgerson Collection
VH-TGC with SUNSTATE, at Cairns, Queensland.
Photo: Unknown photographer © July 1997 - Erik Johannesson Collection
HB-LSP at a misty Bern / Belp - LSZB, Switzerland.
Photo: Paul Schuepbach © October 1998 - Erik Johannesson Collection
HB-LSP at Luqa - LMML, Malta.
Photo: Unknown photographer © Date unknown - John Mounce Collection - Aird Archives
ZS-OVD at Bratislava.
Photo: Wotjek Kmiecik © 19 February 2004 - Erik Johannesson Collection
TR-LGS at Libreville.
Photo: Unknown photographer © Date unknown - Erik Johannesson Collection
N102SK at Altenrhein - LSZR, Switzerland.
Photo: Tino Dietsche © February 2011 - Erik Johannesson Collection
8Q-MBG moored at Meedhupparu Island.
Photo: Darren Wilson © 17 September 2011 - Erik Johannesson Collection
8Q-MBG working in the Maldives.
Photo: Nigel Hitchman © 05 December 2012
8Q-MBG at Male.
Photo: Jeremy Denton © 04 April 2013
8Q-MBG at Meedhupparu Island.
Photo: Darren Wilson © 13 March 2014 - Erik Johannesson Collection
8Q-MBG in tma colours, at Meedhupparu.
Photo: Darren Wilson © 27 September 2016 - Erik Johannesson Collection