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DHC-6 Twin Otter Series 300
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Series 300

HB-LIS • G-BLIS • 9Q-CBN (2) • N50EW • ZS-OHS • 5Y-BOS • 5Y-ETA • ZS-SCJ • 5Y-SLF • VQ-TCG • N167LG


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

• HB-LIS de Havilland Canada Inc., Downsview, ON. Rolled out date 19-Apr-1977. First flight 21-Apr-1977.

• HB-LIS Delivered to Foundation Anthinea, Belgium, 09-May-1977.

Flew via Reykjavik, Iceland 15-May-1977 on delivery to Zürich & noted at Bern 24-Jun-1977

• HB-LIS Operated by Air Aid 24-Jun-1977.

Note: Also shown as Swiss Federal Office of Topography.

HB-LIS Leased to Schreiner Airways, Maastricht , NL.11-Jan-1980

Note: Arrived Maastricht, Netherlands 11-Jan-1980; noted at Rotterdam, Netherlands 23-Mar-1980

Note: Arrived Jersey, UK 11-Apr-1980 on delivery to Jersey European.

• G-BLIS Sold to JEA Jersey European Airways, Jersey, Channel Islands, UK. 11-Apr-1980.

• G-BLIS Leased to Aer Lingus, Dublin, Eire. 20-Jun-1980.

• G-BLIS Returned to JEA - Jersey European Airways, Jersey, Channel Islands, UK 01-Jul-1980.

• 9Q-CBN/2 Sold to Scibe Airlift Société Commerciale et Industrielle Bemba, Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of the Congo. 12-Aug-1980.

Noted at Ostend, Belgium 22-Sep-1980.

Note: There is a photo of this aircraft with SBZ marks, the precursor to Scibe taken at Gap, France in Aug 1998 at the time of the demise of the airline. Presumably never reached USA.

• N50EW Sold to East West Helicopters, Harrison, OH. 31-Jul-1998. Regd 06-Aug-1998.Canx 06-Aug-1998 on export to South Africa.

• ZS-OHS Sold to Rossair Contracts, Lanseria, SA. 06-Aug-1998.

Noted however at Gap-Tallard, France 22-Aug-1998, still in full SCIBE c/s and painted as 9Q-CBN .

Noted at Nairobi-Wilson, Kenya 26-Oct-2000 in full ICRC c/s

• 5Y-BOS Sold to Rossair, Nairobi, Kenya, 06-Nov-2000.

• 5Y-ETA Re registered to Safari Link, Nairobi, Kenya, by-Aug-2006.

Noted at Lanseria, South Africa 31-Jul-2006 in basic Safarilink c/s.

• ZS-SCJ Sold to New Order Vehicle Sales. 19-Feb-2008 and 27-Jul-2009.

• ZS-SCJ Seen in United Nations Humanitarian Air Services (World Food Programme) Mar-2008 at Lanseria.

• 5Y-SLF Safarilink, Wilson Airport, Nairobi, Kenya.04-Aug-2009.

Note: Operated for United Nations Humanitarian Air Services/World Food Programme.

Accident: Keekorok, Kenya 6-Apr-2011 Aircraft initially ran off left side on runway, but was successfully realigned; it then ran off the right side of the runway at about 45kts. Control was then taken by the aircraft Captain who elected to continue the take-off along the right side of the runway. It struck a low hill, the landing gear failed and the aircraft ground looped. The flight was destined for Olkiombo, Kenya. There are some reports that this aircraft was operated by TMK Air Commuter by 1998, however if so, it remained in full SCIBE colours as it was noted at such in Aug-1998.

Flew Nairobi-Wilson, Kenya - Entebbe, Uganda - São Tomé - Ilha do Sal - Cayenne, French Guiana - Providenciales,

Total hours at sale 18,730 hours.

Flew Nairobi-Wilson – Entebbe 22-Feb-2016 on the first sector of its delivery flight from Africa. 24-Feb-2016 Flew Entebbe - São Tomé 27-Feb-2016 Flew São Tomé - Ilha do Sal. 28-Feb-2016 Cayenne – Providenciales.

• VQ-TCG InterCaribbean Airways, Providenciales, Turks and Caicos Islands. Regd Mar-2016.

• N167LG  To Aircraft Investments Ltd., Providenciales, Turks and Caicos Islands. 27-Nov-2019.

Note: Last service Port-au-Prince – Providenciales – Nassau 26-Nov-2019.

• N167LG TVPX Aircraft Solutions Inc., Trustee, North Salt Lake, UT. Temporary regd 11-Dec-2019 with an expiry date of 10-Jan-2020.

Flew Fort Pierce, FL – Bermuda – Santa Maria 12-14-Jan-2020 on delivery to the Maldives.

N167LG SBI Leasing Services, Georgetown [BCPE  Flying Paradise]. Canx 28-Jan-2020 on export to Maldives.

Note: FAA record shows as TVPX Aircraft Solutions Inc., Trustee, so the exact owner unclear.

• 8Q-TAP Trans Maldivian Airways, Malé, Maldive Islands (SBI Leasing Services Ltd). Regd 10-Feb-2020.

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HB-LIS on DHC photo shoot.
Photos: de Havilland Canada © April 1977
HB-LIS at Reykjavik - BIRK, Iceland.
Photo: Baldur Sveiinsson © Date unknown - Michael J. Ody Collection
HB-LIS on home ground at Zurich - LSZH, Switzerland.
Photo: Unknown photographer © July 1977 - Michael J. Ody Collection
G-BLIS arrives at Jersey - EGJJ.
Photo: Ron Kosys © 24 May 1980 - Aird Archives
G-BLIS resting at Jersey - EGJJ.
Photo: Ron Kosys © 25 May 1980 - Aird Archives
9Q-CBN at Ostend - EBOS, Belgium.
Photo: Unknown photographer © September 1980 - Michael J. Ody Collection
5Y-ETA at Lanseria - FALA, South Africa.
Photo: Olav Rhensius © 31 July 2006
ZS-SCJ operated for UNITED NATIONS - WFP, at Johannesburg, South Africa.
Photo: Afavia © July 2008
5Y-SLF of Safarilink, landing at Nairobi / Wilson - HKNW, Kenya.
Photo: David Osborn / Aeroprints © 24 September 2014
VQ-TCG of interCaribbean.

Photo: Inter Caribbean © website
8Q-TAP with TRANS MALDIVIAN AIRWAYS shipmates at Malé,
Photo: Stephan Barth © 17 March 2022 - Aird Archives