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DHC-6 Twin Otter Series 300
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msn 493

Series 300

N72348 • N148DE • C-GKSN

8Q-TAH

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

• N72348 de Havilland Canada Inc., Downsview, ON. Rolled out 03-Jun-1976. First flight 03-Jun-1976.

• N72348 Delivered to US Energy Research & Development Agency, Albuquerque, NM. 14-Jun-1976 22-Jul-1976.

• N72348 Operated by Ross Aviation, Albuquerque, NM., 14-Jun-1976.

Accident: Location unknown 25-Oct-1982. Pilot swerved off of runway on take-off roll when seat height retaining pin slipped from retaining hole and the seat dropped.  Sustained minor damage.

Accident: Location unknown. 17-Jun-2003. On landing an un forecast quartering tailwind caused pilot to lose directional control followed by a ground loop.

• N72348 Re regd to US Department of Energy, Albuquerque, NM., 07-Jul-1997.

• N148DE JHH Aircraft Inc Lancaster, CA. Regd 22-Oct-2010. Canx 09-Mar-2011 on export to Canada.

• C-GKSN 402677Alberta Ltd Calgary, AL. Regd 13-Apr-2011. Canx 20-Jul-2011.

• C-GKSN Air Labrador Ltd. Goose Bay. N & L. Regd 20-Jul-2011.

• C-GKSN Transferred to Air Borealis Ltd (PAL Airlines Ltd dba), Goose Bay, NL., 16-Jun-2017. Canx 31-Aug-2017.

Incident: 28-Sep-2014. Sustained damage on landing at La Tabatiere, QC; the aircraft was arriving from Blanc Sablon with 17 passengers and 2 crew.

Flew 26-Feb-2015 Springbank, AB - Great Falls, MT - Torrington, WY - Wellington, KS 27-Feb-2015 Wellington, KS - Mena, AR from Rocky Mountain Aircraft followingr maintenance/repair work and into paint shop at Mena.

20-Mar-2015 Mena, AR - Dicksinson, TN - Johnstown, PA 21-Mar-2015 Johnstown, PA - Presque Isle, ME - Goose Bay, NL

• C-GKSN Beau Del Leasing Inc.,  Calgary, AB. Regd 31-Aug-2017. Canx 11-Oct-2017 onexport to Maldives. .

Flew Goose Bay, NL – Wahbush, NL – Moosonee, ON – Geraldton, ON – Gimli, MB – Springbank 16/17-Jul-2017 on return to Rocky Mountain Aircraft.

Ferried 22/27- Sep-2017. Springbank – Didsbury AB – Thompson – Iqaluit – Keflavik – Wick – Nis – Sharm-el Sheikh on delivery to the Maldives.

• 8Q-TAH Maldivian Airways, Pty., Ltd., Malé, Maldive Islands, on lease from Beau Del Leasing Inc.,  Regd 11-Oct-2017.

Flew Coventry, Uk – Wick , UK– Keflavik, Iceland – Narsarsuaq, Greenland on 05-Feb-2019 but diverted to Nuuk, Greenland instead. On 07-Feb-2019 it continued Nuuk, Greenland – Goose Bay, NL and on 09-Feb-2019, Goose Bay, NL to .

• Current •

N72348 on the Downsview Line.
Photo: Bob Weinwurzel © June 1976 - Michael J. Ody Collection
N72348 at Albuquerque - KABQ, New Mexico.
Photo: Bruce Drum © 24 September 1987 - Michael J. Ody
C-GKSN of Air Labrador at Goose Bay - CYYR.
Photo: Air Labrador © 22 April 2015 - Erik Johannesson Collection
C-GKSN at Springbank - CYBW, Alberta.
Photo: Lenn Bayliss © 22 July 2017 - Aird Archives