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DHC-6 Twin Otter Series 300
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msn 342

Series 300



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

CF-DJF de Havilland Canada Inc., Downsview, ON. Rolled out -20-Apr-1972 First flight –20-Apr-1972.

EC-CAO Servicios Agricolas Aereos. Delivered 13-Jul-1972.

EC-CAO Operted by Spantax Airlines, Palma de Majorca.  Regd 13-Jul-1972.

F-BYAG Pyrenair, Gaspé, Pau-Uzein, France. Regd Feb-1977.

F-BYAG Leased to Air Rouergue, Aveyron, France. Regd 1978.

F-BYAG Returned to Pyrenair, Gaspé, Pau-Uzein, France. Regd 1978.

F-BYAG Leased to Air Alpes Courcheval, France. Regd 1980.

Noted at Paris-Orly 20-Dec-1980, all white with Air Alpes titles.

F-BYAG Returned to Pyrenair, Gaspé, Pau-Uzein, France. Regd 1982.

F-BYAG Air Limousin, Limoges, France Regd. Dec-1983.

F-BYAG Bought by TAT - Transport Aerien Transregional) 1988.

C-FHPG Sold to Pace Aviation, Winnipeg, MB. Regd Oct-1989.

C-FHPG Ashe Aircraft Enterprises (239665, Calgary, AB). Regd 10-Apr-1990. Canx 25-Apr-1990

Note: Initially remained in France, then flew Dinard – Glasgow – Reykjavik 05/08-Mar-1990 on delivery

N242CA Transferred to Beau Del Leasing, Las Vegas, NV. Regd .25-Apr-1990.

N242CA Leased to Corporate Air, Billings, MT. Regd -May-1991.

Incident: 01-Jun-1991. At dawn, the pilot and a mechanic went out to preflight the aircrat and then fly it on a local maintenance test flight. The hydraulic system circuit breaker was not 'in' when the aircraft engines were started. As the right engine rpm began to increase, the aircraft started to move forward. The pilot applied the brakes only to discover there was no hydraulic pressure in the brake lines. Before corrective action could be taken, the aircraft struck a parked aircraft.

N242CA LOPS Partnership, Billings, MT. Regd 19-Oct-1994.

N242CA Returned to Corporate Air, Billings, MT. Regd 19-Oct-1994.

Incident: 117 km (73.1 mls) NE off Hilo, HI, 12 Apr 1997. The Twin Otter aircraft departed Oakland at 10:50 PST for a ferry flight to Honolulu. For this flight the aircraft had been equipped with four ferry fuel tanks in addition to the normal forward and aft internal aircraft tanks. The pilot stated that at 18:00 PST (7 hours and 10 minutes into the flight), the estimated time to fuel depletion was found to be 8 hours and 40 minutes, with a time to go to destination of 7 hours and 40 minutes. Three hours later, the pilot determined that he was fuel critical due to unforecast headwinds. He declared a low fuel emergency and changed his intended destination to Hilo, HI. He also requested Coast Guard assistance at that time. Approximately 4 hours later, the pilot elected to ditch under power rather than remain airborne until fuel depletion.

PROBABLE CAUSE: "The pilot's inadequate en route fuel consumption calculations, which led to his failure to recognize a deteriorating fuel duration versus time-to-go situation in a more timely way".

N242CA Corporate Air, Billings, MT (LOPS Partnership, Billings, MT) Regd 19-Oct-1994 & 11-Jan-1995. Canx 09-Apr-1998.

Written off

CF-DJF with Spanish flag, at Toronto - CYYZ, Ontario.
Photo: Sheldon D. Benner © 29 May 1972 - Michael J. Ody Collection
EC-CAO at Malaga - LEMG, Spain.
Photo: Fred Barnes © 31 December 1974 - Michael J. Ody Collection
Photo: Unknown photographer © Date unknown - Michael J. Ody Collection
F-BYAG sits patiently.
Photo: P. Frei © June 1979 - Michael J. Ody Collection
F-BYAG at Paris / Orly - LFPO, France.
Photo: C. Laugier © 13 January 1981 - Michael J. Ody Collection
F-BYAG of AIR LIMOUSIN T. A., at Limoges - LFBL, France.
Photo: Oliver Constant © May 1987 - Erik Johannesson Collection