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DHC-6 Twin Otter Series 300
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msn 309

CC-138. Series-300


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

13807 de Havilland Canada Inc., Downsview, ON. Rolled out 10-Sep-1971. First flight –Sep-1971.

13807 CAF - Canadian Armed Forces, - Taken on strength. 17 September 1971. Delivered 01-Oct-1971. With No. 440 Squadron at CFB Namao, Edmonton, AB

Accident: In the Kananaskis Park, 74 kilometres (46.3 miles) west of Calgary, Alberta, 14-Jun-1986. Used by crew from reserve unit No. 418 Squadron at time of crash. Was searching for another SAR aircraft (civilian) that had gone down looking for an overdue light plane. The aircraft flew into the side of a mountain, killing all on board: pilot Capt. Ted Kates, co-pilot Capt. Wayne Plumtree and 6 observers. According to official accident report, the crash was caused by a freak optical illusion in that the colourof rocks in the mountain combined with sun angle at the time of the crash combinrd to make a large ledge impossible to see

13807 CAF - Canadian Armed Forces. Struck off charge 05-May-1987.

Out of service

13807 in yellow RESCUE / SAUVETAGE scheme.
Photo: R. Moneta © September 1977 - Michael J. Ody Collection
13807 visits Fairchild AFB - KSKA, Spokane, Washington.
Photo: P. Kirkup © 16 July 1981 - Michael J. Ody Collection