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DHC-6 Twin Otter Series 300
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msn 483

Series 300

FAP-303 (2)


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

• FAP-483 de Havilland Canada Inc., Downsview, ON. Rolled out 16-Mar-1976. First flight 13-Apr-1976.

Note: In full TANS c/s & noted as "483" at Downsview 16-Mar, 12-Apr, 23-Apr, and 30-Apr-1976.

• FAP-303(2) de Havilland Canada Inc. Downsview, ON. Rolled out 16-Mar-1976. First flight 13-Apr-1976.

• FAP-303(2) Delivered to Peruvian Air Force/Fuerza Area del Peru. Grupo 42. Iquitos, Peru. 21-May-1976.

• OB-R-1336 Transferred to TANS - Transportes Aéreos Nacionales de Selva, Date unknown.

Noted at Cuzco, Peru, 03-Nov-1996 carrying both OB-1336 and 303.

Accident: In mountains en route Orellana, 24-May-2007. The Twin Otter operated on a flight from Iquitos Airport (SPQT) to Pucallpa (SPCL) with en route stops at Requena (SPQN), Orellana, Pampa Hermosa (SPPH), and Contamana (SPCM). It departed Iquitos at 11:37 and landed in Requena at 12:10. Ten minutes later the Twin Otter departed again, heading for Orellana, where it arrived at 13:10. Departure from Orellana was at 16:25. At 17:45 an ELT signal was received. The wreckage was found in mountainous area; Three crew and ten passengers were killed and seven passengers had survived the accident. The aircraft was damaged beyond repair.

Written off

483 at Downsview - CYZD, Ontario.
Photo: Sheldon D. Benner © 10 May 1976 - Michael J. Ody Collection
303 at Manú / Boca Manu - SPNU, Peru.
Photo: Jonathan Verschuuren © 18 August 1995 - via - Aird Archives
303 landing at Cuzco / Velazco Astete - SPZO, Peru.
Photo: Unknown photographer © June 2006 - Michael J. Ody Collection