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msn 353
DHC-6 Twin Otter Series 300
P2-MBA
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msn 353

Series 300

LN-BNX • C-FWAX

P2-MBA

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

• LN-BNX de Havilland Canada Inc., Downsview, ON. Rolled out –Mar-1973. First flight Mar-1973.

• LN-BNX Widerøes Flyveselskap AS, Bodø, Norway, Delivered 21-Mar-1973 Regd 27-Mar-1973. Canx 14-Jul-1995.

• LN-BNX Leased to Loganair, Glasgow, UK.

Note: Ferried Bergen to Glasgow on 26-Mar-1988. Positioned Glasgow to Inverness on 26-Mar-1988 and flew its first service, Inverness to Glasgow, “LOG462” on the same day.

• LN-BNX Returned to Widerøes Flyveselskap AS., Bodø, Norway. Canx 14-Jul-1995.

Note: Ferried Glasgow to Bergen on 01-May-1988 on return to Wideroes.

• C-FWAX Sold to Rocky Mountain Aircraft, Calgary, AB, (Ashe Aircraft Enterprises, Springbank, AB). Regd 17-Jul-1995. Canx 22-Aug-1995.

• C-FWAX Bradley Air Services Ltd., Carp, ON. Regd 16-Oct-1995. (NTU).

• C-FWAX Ashe Aircraft Enterprises, Springbank, AB. Regd 18-Oct-1995. Canx 15-Nov-1995.

• C-FWAX Bradley Air Services Ltd., Carp, ON. Shown on CCAR as regd 16-Oct-1995 and Canx 16-Dec-1995.

• C-FWAX Ashe Aircraft Enterprises, Regd 18-Oct-1995. Canx 22-Jan-1996.

Noted at Springbank, AB 05-Nov-1995, all white.

Flew ex-Calgary, AB 06-Dec-1995 & via Muscat 16-Jan-1996 on delivery to PNG.

• P2-MBA Leased to MBA- Milne Bay Air, Port Moresby, PNG., 06-Dec-1995.

• P2-MBA Name changed to Airlines of Papua-New Guinea, PNG., Apr-2001.

Accident: Between Onange and Yongai, 29-Jul-2004 The Twin Otter departed Port Moresby on its weekly cargo flight to Ononge, carrying store goods. Ononge airstrip is located at an elevation of 1,792 meters in the rugged Goilala region. It has a single 500-metre runway 16/34 of which, due to the 7% slope, only the runway 34 direction can be used for approach. The airplane reportedly approached Ononge shortly after 10:00. Because of a cloud cover the approach had to be abandoned. The pilot probably decided to head for Yongai airport, located 27 km to the East of Ononge. Then in a mountain valley at an elevation of 2,286 meters above sea level the aircraft collided with trees and crashed. The wreckage was found a day later and only the loadmaster had survived the crash.

Written off

LN-BNX of WIDERØE.
Photo: Unknown photographer © September 1983 - Erik Johannesson Collection
LN-BNX on lease to Loganair at Glasgow - EGPF, Scotland.
Photo: Unknown photographer © April 1988 - Erik Johannesson Collection