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DHC-6 Twin Otter Series 300
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Series 300

CF-MPF • C-FMPF

C-GCKB

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

CF-MPF de Havilland Canada Inc.,  Downsview, ON. Rolled out 21-Apr-1971. First flight date unknown.

CF-MPF RCMP - Royal Canadian Mounted Police. Delivered 08-Jul-1971. Regd 20-Jul-1971. Based Iqaluit.

Accident: Alexandria Fjord, NT. 78-30N. 78-30W. 28-May-1973. During runout after landing the aircraft struck an unseen rock and collapsed the nose gear. No injuries recorded. Substantial damage to the aircraft.

C-FMPF Re regd to RCMP - Royal Canadian Mounted Police, Mar-1981. Canx 25-Jul-2001.

C-GCKB Re regd to RCMP - Royal Canadian Mounted Police. Regd and canx on 25-Jul-2001.

C-GCKB Sold to Kenn Borek Air, Calgary, AB. Regd 25-Jul-2001.

Involved in Antarctica in Dec-2002 to Jan-2003 with an Airborne Magnetic and Gravity survey over the Prince Charles Mountains, Australian Antarctic Territory, based at Mount Cresswell.

Ferried to Antarctica between 27-Oct-2011 and 02-Nov-2011 via Calgary, Colorado Springs Brownsville, TX, Libreville, Costa Rica, Guayaquil, Ecuador, Arica, Chile, Punta Arenas, Chile and Patriot Hills Antarctica.

Ferried from Antarctica by the same return route arriving at Calgary 18-Feb -2012.

Ferried 31-Oct-2012 Calgary, AB - Colorado Springs, CO, Colorado Springs, CO - Brownsville, TX then 01-Nov-2012 Brownsville, TX - Liberia, Costa Rica en route to Antarctica.

Ferried 17-Oct-2014 Calgary, AB - Denver-Centennial, CO - McAllen-Miller, TX and on 18-Oct-2014 McAllen-Miller, TX - Liberia, Costa Rica en route to Antarctica.

Flew 09-Feb-2015 McAllen-Miller, TX - Cheyenne, WY - Calgary, AB on return from Antarctica.

Ferried 08/09-Oct-2015 Calgary-Int'l, AB - Colorado Springs, CO - Colorado Springs, CO - McAllen-Miller Int'l, TX - Liberia, Costa Rica en route to Antarctica.

Accident: Skiway 20, Antarctica 29-Jan-2016, Sustained repairable damage during rejected take-off when ski attachment harness failed. Aircraft ground looped and came to a stop at the side of the skiway with damage limited to flaps, aileron and left wingtip.

Ferried 13-Oct-2016 Flew Calgary-Int'l, AB - Denver-Centennial, CO - McAllen-Miller, TX 14-Oct-2016 Flew McAllen-Miller, TX – Liberia 15/18-Oct-2016. Liberia - Guayaquil - Arica - Concepción - Punta Arenas.

Flew Roatan - Dallas-Addison, TX 08-Feb-2017 and then to Calgary on 09-Feb-2017 on return from Antarctica.

Ferried 11/12-Oct-2017 Calgary International, AB – Colorado Springs, CO – McAllen Miller, TX – Liberia en route to Antarctica.

Arrived Calgary-Int’l, AB 24-Sep-2018, test flown 15-Oct-2018 in preparation for ferry to Antarctica.

Ferried Calgary-Int’l, AB - Casper-Natrona, WY - McAllen-Miller, TX 18-Oct-2018.

Flew Punta Arenas - Puerto Montt, Chile – Arica, Chile – Guayaquil, Equador – Roatan, Honduras - Dallas-Addison, TX - Gillette, WY - Calgary-Int’l, AB 10/16-Feb-2019 returning from Antarctica.

Flew back to Antarctica for the 2019/2010 season . Calgary International, AB – Colorado Springs, CO McAllen-Miller, TX – Liberia – Guayanquil – Arica – Conception – Punta Arenas between 31-Oct-2019 and 05-Nov-2019.

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CF-MPF on the ramp at Downsview - CYZD.
Photo: Peter Keating © 05 November 1973 - Michal J. Ody Collection
C-GKCB being used by the Australians.
Photos: Photographer unknown © c.2002 - Erik Johannesson Collection
C-GKCB at Rankin Inlet - CYRT.
Photo: Dirk Septer © 06 July 2009
C-GKCB in a spot of trouble 195nm north of Iqualuit.
Photos: Photographer unknown © 30 April 2012 - Erik Johannesson Collection