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Series 300

FAP-317 • OB-R1161  N495NS


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

FAP-317 de Havilland Canada Inc., Downsview, ON. Rolled out 23-Jul-1971. First flight 23-Jul-1971.

FAP-317 Peruvian Air Force / Fuerza Aérea del Perú. Grupo Aéreo 42, Escuadron Transportes Aéreos Nacionales de la Selva 421, Iquitos, Peru. Delivered 04-Sep-1971.

OB-R1161 Leased to TANS - Transportes Aéreos Nacionales de Selva, Iquitos, Peru

Accident: Laguna Caballococha, Peru. 09-Mar-09-Mar-2012 The aircraft sustained substantial damage in a hard water landing at Laguna Caballococha, Peru. The float-equipped airplane landed hard in a lagoon, causing the right hand pontoon to collapse after which it sank. The eight passengers and three crew members survived the accident. There were two injuries. The aircraft was later recovered from the accident site and moved to Iquitos.

This aircraft was offered for salvage by GAB Robins with bids closing on 19-Jul-2012. It was offered "as is, where is" with the following known damage: Right wing: spoiler broken and skin corrugated; leading edge of outboard flap cracked and skin corrugated; flap ruptured and skin corrugated; leading edge of inboard flap dented and skin corrugated; flap hinges bent; wing roots distorted; wing strut ruptured and deformed. Left wing: wing is deformed and there are cracks on its upper side surface; there is also extensive damage on the trailing edges of the wing, flap and spoiler; strut is deformed at its attachment to the fuselage. Fuselage: severely distorted, especially around the central fuselage at the unions of the wings and struts. Most windows on both sides are damaged. Empennage: vertical fin is broken and the horizontal stabilizer deformed Pontoons: right destroyed and the left deformed. Fuel System: damaged and contaminated. Hydraulic System: damaged and contaminated. Flight Controls: damaged and corrosion has started.

N495NS Sold to Sunshine Airspares Plantation, FL. Regd Apr-2013 and registered in Jul-2013 has now received its FAA certificate of registration as of 02-Dec-2013.

N495NS Safeway Asset Management LLC., Indialantic, FL. Regd 13-Apr-2016.

Flew Following completion of work at Regent Aircraft Services in Calgary, N495NS flew Calgary-Intl, AB - Great Falls, MT - Rapid City, SD - Lincoln, NE - Marshall, MO 18/19-Nov-2018.

Airworthiness date 12-Dec-2018.

N495NS TVPX Aircraft Solutions, Salt Lake City, UT., as trustee toSBI Leasing Services Co/Seaplane Holdings Cayman Islands Ltd., Georgetown, Grand Cayman. 02-Sep-2019. Canx 02-Oct-2019 on export to Maldives.

Flew Fort Pierce, FL – Bermuda – Santa Maria 20 & 21-Sep-2019 and then Santa Maria - Tunis - Hurghada - Abu Dhabi - Male 23/26-Sep-2019 on route to Trans Maldivian.

8Q-TAL Trans Maldivian Airways, Pvt., Male, Maldive Islands. Delivered 26-Sep-2019. Regd 15-Oct-2019


317 at Toronto Island Airport dock.
Photo: Sheldon D. Benner © 31 July 1971 - Michael J. Ody Collection
317 in later livery.
Photo: Unknown photographer © Date unknown - Erik Johannesson Collection
N495NS at Fort Pierce, Florida.
Photo: Aviation Management Sales © October 2018 - Erik Johannesson Collection
N495NS at Calgary - CYYC, Alberta.
Photo: Regent Aircraft Services © November 2018 - Erik Johannesson Collection