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DHC-6 Twin Otter Series 100
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N582PA • N241GW • CF-ZUV • CF-AUS


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

N582PA de Havilland Canada Inc., Downsview, ON. Rolled out 16-May-1967. First flight 31-May-1967.

N582PA Pacific Architects and Engineers, Taiwan. Delivered 26-Oct-1967.

N582PA Sold to Golden West Airlines, Van Nuys, CA. Regd Dec-1967.

N241GW Re registered with Golden West Airlines, Van Nuys, CA. Apr-1968.

N241GW Sold to Aero Commuter Long Beach CA. 11-Mar-1969.

N241GW Sold to Western Skyways Inc., Montrose, CO. Regd Dec-1969.

N241GW Golden West Airlines, Los Angeles, CA. 12-Feb-1971. Canx 23-Feb-1971 on export to Canada.

Note. Western Skyways is an aircraft engine facility.

CF-ZUV Sold to de Havilland Canada Inc., Downsview, ON 16 March 1967. Regd 25-Feb-1971.

Noted at Downsview, ON, 25-Feb-1971 in ex Golden West colour scheme.

CF-AUS de Havilland Canada Inc., Downsview, ON. Re regd 11-Mar-1971.

CF-AUS Sold to Roynat Leasing, The Pas, MB. Operated by Lambair, The Pas, MB. 25-Mar-1971.

Note: The registration was requested by Lambair in recognition of a Stinson operated by the Lamb family in the 1930’s.

Note: Operated on contract to Mobil Oil Mar-1971 to Mar 1972 based at Halifax and operating to Sable Island 300km SE of Halifax. NS.

C-FAUS Re regd to Roynat Leasing, The Pas, MB. Operated by Lambair, Winnipeg, MB. Feb-1975.

C-FAUS Inuit Leasing Ltd., Port Chimo, QC. Operated by Air Inuit. Kuujjuaq, Nunavik. QC. Regd 06-Dec-1978.

C-FAUS Returned to Inuit Leasing Ltd., Port Chimo, QC. 09-Apl-1979.

Note: Reported also as returned from lease to Lambair, Winnipeg, Manitoba. 22-Apr-1979 to Opa Locka, FL.

C-FAUS Labrador Airways, Goose Bay, Labrador & Newfoundland. Regd 25-May-1979.

Note: Departed from Opa-Locka on delivery to Labrador Airways  12-Jun-1979.

Accident: Mealy Mountains, NL, 11-Oct-1984. The Twin Otter departed Goose Bay on a medical evacuation flight to St. Anthony. The flight was uneventful and landed in St. Anthony at 15:24. At 16:02, the aircraft departed St. Anthony on a VFR flight back to Goose Bay. On board were the two pilots and the doctor and nurse. Approaching the Goose Bay Airport, weather became marginal, but the crew continued visual flight. The crew likely encountered near zero forward visibility in snow showers and fog; it is probable that they were able to maintain vertical contact with the ground and were confident they could continue flight with visual reference to the ground. The crew may not have been able to see terrain ahead and therefore may not have been able to determine if the aircraft would clear the hills, particularly, when steep hills were encountered. The plane struck a rock outcrop 100 feet below the summit of a 2,050-foot mountain. After bouncing twice, the Twin Otter had come to rest in a small, wooded gully, approximately 350 feet from the initial point of impact.

C-FAUS Registration withdrawn from use on 31-May-1985.

Deleted following accident

N582PA the day after roll-out at Downsview.
Photo: Sheldon D. Benner © 17 May 1967 - Michael J. Ody Collection
N241GW a very golden Golden West at KLAX - Los Angeles.
Photo: Neil Aird © 13 September 1968
Photo: T. Waddington © Date unknown - Michael J. Ody Collection
N241GW former Golden West without titles.
Photo: T. Waddington © May 1969 - Michael J. Ody Collection
CF-AUS of Lambair at Toronto - CYYZ.
Photo: Sheldon D. Benner © April 1971 - Michael J. Ody Collection
C-FAUS receiving essential nectar.
Photo: Unknown photographer © March 1976 - Michael J. Ody Collection
Photo: Unknown photographer © December 1981 - Michael J. Ody Collection