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DHC-6 Twin Otter Series 300
8Q-MAN
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msn 435

Series 300

N27RM • N127RL • HK-2625X • N127RL • TF-ORN • TG-JAZ • C-FWKZ

8Q-MAN

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

• N27RM de Havilland Canada Inc., Downsview, ON. Rolled out 20-Nov-1974. First flight 23-Dec-1974.

• N27RM Rocky Mountain Airways. Denver, CO. Delivered 13-Feb-1975.

• N127RL Sold to Duncan Aviation, Lincoln, NB., Mar-1977.

• N127RL Operated for Naval Arctic Research Laboratories, Barrow, AK., Mar-1977.

• N127RL Sold to Air Group International Inc., Miami, FL, 07-Jun-1982.

• HK-2625X Leased to TAVINA Colombia (Transportes Colombiana de Aviación), Cartagena, Colombia, 1982.

• N127RL Returned to Air Group International Inc., Miami, FL., Jun-1984.

• N127RL Sold to Seminole Corporation, Miami, FL.

• N127RL Sold to American Financial & Trade Inc., Miami, FL.,16-Oct-1984. Canx Jan-1987.

• N127RL Sold to First Texas Turbine, Horseshoe Bay, TX., 08-Jan-1987.

• N127RL Sold to Coastal Express International Airways, Reno, NV., 01-Aug-1987.

• N127RL Repossessed by Fairchild Credit Union, Spokane, WA., 22-Oct-1987. Regn Canx Feb-1988.

Withdrawn from use & stored at Ontario, CA & noted there through Feb-1988.

• TF-ORN Sold to Flugfelag Ernir (Eagle Air), Reykjavik, Iceland, 03-May-1988.

• TF-ORN Leased to Zimex Aviation, 14-Sep-1989.

Ferried: Via Akureyri, Iceland - Glasgow, UK - Zürich, Switzerland 14-Sep-1989 on delivery.

Note: Operated in South Africa for the Red Cross.

• TF-ORN Returned to Flugfélag Ernir, (Eagle Air), Reykjavik, Iceland 16-May-1992.

Flew Zürich, Switzerland - Glasgow, UK - Ísafjörður, Iceland 16-May-1992 on return.

• TF-ORN Leased to Zimex Aviation, Zurich CH, 04-May-1993.

Flew Akureyri, Iceland - Newcastle, UK - Zürich, Switzerland 03-May-1993 on delivery.

• TF-ORN Returned to Flugfélag Ernir, (Eagle Air), Reykjavik, Iceland by unknown date.

• TG-JAZ Sold to AVCOM- Aviones Comerciales de Guatemala S. A., Guatemala City, Guatemala. 04-Jul-1996. Registration cancelled Aug-2008 on export to Canada 02-Feb-2009.

• C-FWKZ Sold to Kenn Borek Air, Calgary, AB., Feb-2009.

• C-FWKZ Kenn Borek Air, Calgary, AB. Regd 15-Oct-2009.

Ferried via Iqaluit, NU - Keflavik, Iceland 22-Oct-2009, Birmingham, UK 23-Oct-2009 on delivery to Maldives

• 8Q-MAN Maldivian Air Taxi Pvt., Ltd., Male, Republic of Maldives. Regd 01-Nov 2009.

• 8Q-MAN Maldivian Air Taxi Pvt., Ltd., Male (Seaplane Holdings A/S Vedbaek, Denmark). Republic of Maldives.

 05-Apr-2012.

• 8Q-MAN Merged to become Trans Maldivian Airways, Male, Republic of Maldives. 15-Aug-2013.

Accident: Kuredu Resort.02-Jul-2015. Sustained severe damage on landing offshore the Kuredu Resort, and subsequently sank. There were no apparent injuries to the 11 passengers and 3 crew aboard. The aircraft was en route from the Komandoo Resort, also located within the Lhaviyani Atoll.

• Current •

N127RL all white.
Photo: Unknown photographer © Date unknown - Michael J. Ody Collection
TF-ORN showing signs of previous duties.
Photo: Unknown photographer © Date unknown - Michael J. Ody Collection
C-FWKZ at Calgary - CYYC, Alberta.
Photo: Ian Kershaw © 03 March 2009 - Michael J. Ody Collection
TG-JAZ at Guatemala City / La Aurora - MGGT.
Photo: Unknown photographer © Date unknown - Erik Johannesson Collection
8Q-MAN of MALDIVIAN AIR TAXI, at Meedhupparu Island, Maldives.
Photo: Darren Wilson © 14 September 2011
8Q-MAN of TRANS MALDIVIAN AIRWAYS at Meedhupparu Island, Maldives.
Photo: Darren Wilson © 20 March 2014