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DHC-6 Twin Otter Series 300
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msn 461

Series 300



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

• PK-NUX de Havilland Canada Inc.,  Downsview, ON. Rolled out 08-May-1975. First flight 08-May-1975.

• PK-NUX Delivered to MNA Merpati Nusantara, "Rote", Jakarta, Indonesia. 26-May-1975.

Accident Sengehh Indonesia, 20-Dec-1984. No further details. Remains sold.

• C-FIZD Sold to Rocky Mountain Aircraft, Calgary, AB., 31-Oct-1990.

• C-FIZD 239665 Alberta Ltd., Calgary, AB. Regd 14-Nov-1990. Canx 14-Dec-1990 (See also below).

• C-FIZD 402667 Alberta Ltd., Calgary, AB., 14-Nov-1990, Canx 26-Jun-1991. Regd 26-Jun-1991. Canx 20-Aug-1991.

• C-FIZD Leased to Ptarmigan Airways, Yellowknife, NT.. 18-Jul-1991.

• C-FIZD Sub leased to Kenn Borek Air, Calgary, AB., 29-Feb-1992.

• C-FIZD Returned to Ptarmigan Airways, Yellowknife, NT., 05-Mar-1992. Canx 22-Jul-1996.

• C-FIZD Change of operator Bradley Air Services, Carp, ON., 22-Nov-1996. Canx 24-Jun-1998. (Poss operated by First Air, Ottawa, ON. 1997).

• C-FIZD Bradley Air Services, Carp, ON., 24-Jun-1998. Canx 05-May-2000.

• C-FIZD Returned to 402677 AB., Calgary, AB., 2000.

• C-FIZD Leased to Provincial Airlines, St John’s, NL., operated by Aviayion Québec Labrador 05-May-2000. Canx 05-Feb-2002.

• C-FIZD Returned to 402677 AB, Calgary, AB., 26-Feb-2002. Canx 08-Jul-2002.

• C-FIZD Leased to Provincial Airlines, St John’s, NL., 24-Jul-2002, 25-Jul-2002 & 08-Aug-2002 Canx 26-Sep-2008.

Accident. Port of Voisey’s Bay. 10-Jun-2004 The aircraft departed Voisey's Bay for Goose Bay without a flight plan. Voisey's Bay is within the ADIZ which requires a flight plan to be filed. Alleged Canadian Aviation Regulations (CARs) infraction.Goose Bay Dock, Happy Valley Goose Bay, NL, 06 November 2006. The aircraft had been converted from float to wheel landing gear and was being repositioned from the Marine Atlantic dock to the Goose Bay Airport. During the take-off from the dock, the main wheels of the aircraft struck a wooden safety curb that surrounded the dock perimeter. After visually inspecting the landing gear in flight, the pilots continued the planned flight and landed at the Goose Bay Airport. On landing, the right main gear collapsed and separated from the aircraft. The aircraft veered to the right and came to rest on a taxiway on the right side of the runway. There was damage to the right landing gear, the right wing tip, and the outboard aileron hinge. There were no injuries to the two pilots on board. The accident occurred at 16:31 Atlantic standard time during daylight hours.

Incident: 28-Apr-2008 The aircraft was being recovered from the accident location to be flown out as a sling load via helicopter. During the recovery process the sling failed, and the aircraft fell approximately 300 meters. The wreckage, which was now beyond economical repair was registered back to Ashe Aircraft Enterprises in 2009. A significant portion of the aft fuselage was donated to the repair of msn 650 C-GKBC, which itself was lost in Antarctica in Jan-2013.

• C-FIZD Ashe Aircraft Enterprises, Calgary, AB. (Rocky Mountait Aircraft Ltd). Regd 10-Feb-2009.

Current on CCAR but reportedly broken up

C-FIZD ex PK-NUX of Merpati Nusantara Airlines, at Springbank.
Photo: Anthony J. Hickey © July 1991 - Michael J. Ody Collection
C-FIZD of Ken Borek at Calgary - CYYC, Alberta.
Photo: Anthony J. Hickey © July 1991 - Michael J. Ody Collection
C-FIZD at Yellowknife - CYZF.
Photo: Anthony J. Hickey © July 1992 - Michael J. Ody Collection
C-FIZD in early snows.
Photo: Mark Gardner © 04 October 2006 - Aird Archives