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DHC-6 Twin Otter Series 300
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Series 300

C-GGAA • N7138K • HK-3777X • 8P-MLK


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

• C-GGAA de Havilland Canada Inc., Downsview, ON. Rolled out 09-Apr-1976. First flight 14-Apr-1976.

• C-GGAA Delivered to Austin Airways, Timmins, ON., 29-Apr-1976.

Accident: Eastmain PQ, 18-Nov-1976. The aircraft broke through the ice during the landing roll and ended up in water and muskeg. Seriously damaged No injuries reported. Repaired.

• C-GGAA Returned to service with Austin Airways, Timmins, ON., 1977.

• C-GGAA Leased to Air Inuit, Kuujjuak, QC., 31-Mar-1984. Canx 16-Dec-1985.

• C-GGAA Air Inuit (1985) Ltd.. Dorval, QC. Canx 08-Apr-1986.

• C-GGAA Returned to Austin Airways, Timmins, ON. Canx 21-Oct-1987.

• C-GGAA Merged with Air Ontario, London, ON.  Regd 19-Jun -1987. Canx 23-Mar-1989

• C-GGAA V. Kelner Airways Ltd., Pickle Lake, ON. Regd 28-Mar-1989, Canx 03-May-1989. Deleted 14-May-1990.

• N7138K Sold to Satair USA Inc., Atlanta, GA., 14-May-1990.

• N7138K Leased to Southern Jersey Airways, Atlantic City, NJ., 01-Jun-1990.

Incident: Passenger interfered with flight crew while flying. Restrained by co pilot and male passenger. Arrested by police on landing.

• N7138K Returned to Satair USA Inc., Atlanta, GA., 26-Dec-1991.

• HK-3777X Sold to ACES - Aerolineas Centrales, Colombia, 08-Oct-1992.

Noted at Bridgetown, Barbados 03-Dec-2000, all white, no titles.

• 8P-MLK Sold to Trans Island Air, Bridgetown, Barbados, 03-Dec-2000.

Accident: E. T. Joshua Airport, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines. 30-Jun-2004 The Twin Otter had arrived on a cargo flight from Bridgetown (BGI) and was prepared for a ferry flight back. On takeoff the airplane veered to the right. The pilot overcorrected. Takeoff was aborted but the airplane departed the right hand side of the runway. The airplane travelled across a field, crossed a ditch and ran into the airport perimeter fence. Substantial damage & repaired.

Note: Transported to Murietta-French Valley, CA for repairs by Ikhana Group.

Flew Murietta-French Valley, CA - Tucson, AZ - San Angelo, TX -Baton Rouge, LA - Orlando, FL - Nassau, Bahamas 27-Oct-2005 following repairs

• J8-SUN Sold to Grenadine Airways, E. T. Joshua Airport, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines.By Mar-2006.

• J8-SUN SVG Air, Kingstown, Saint Vincent. "Pasture" [Mustique Airways, Saint Vincent]

• Current •

C-GGAA at Pickle Lake - CYPL, Ontario.
Photo: Keith Fox © July 1988 - Aird Archives
C-GGAA at Timmins - CYTS, Ontario.
Photo: Caz Caswell © 27 March 1990 - Michael J. Ody Collection
8P-MLK of trans island air at Bridgetown - TBPB, Barbados.
Photo: Michael J. Ody © 01 May 2001
J8-SUN at sunny Saint Lucia.
Photos: Kenny Antoine © February 2013 - Michael J. Ody Collection
J8-SUN after a bath, at Saint Vincent.
Photo: Gordon Shepherd © 27 July 2013