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DHC-6 Twin Otter Series 300
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Series 300

N72348 • N148DE • C-GKSN • 8Q-TAH • C-GKSN


• 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 .

• C-GKSN Rocky Mountain Aircraft, Calgary, AB (Beau Del Leasing). Regd 08-Sep-2020. Canx 15-Feb-2021.

Flew Springbank, AB - Boise, ID - Santa Maria, CA - Honolulu, HI - Majuro - Biak 03/12-Feb-2021

• PK-OTW PT Rimbun Air, Jakarta,Indonesia (AER LLC). Regd 21-Feb-2021.

Accident: 15-Sep-2021 Jaya, Indonesia - Crashed during go-around. 3K.

As the crew attempted an approach to Intan Jaya's Bilorai Airport, there was dense fog in the area and the crew later initiated a go-around.Shortly after, loud noises of an impact were heard at the airport and a signal from the airplane’s emergency locator transmitter activated.Emergency services were activated and the airplane was located about two hours into the search at an altitude of 7,870 feet MSL (2,400meters). From the crash site, it appears the airplane hit its nose first during the crash and its wings were lodged into trees with the cockpit completely destroyed. There were so signs of any survivors.

Report from Aviators Maldives website.


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
Photo: Unknown photographer © 2017 - via