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DHC-6 Twin Otter Series 300
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Series 300

YV-26C • YV-526C • N75482

N122SA

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

• YV-26C de Havilland Canada Inc., Downsview, ON. Rolled out date 21-Dec-1976. First flight 21-Dec-1976.

• YV-26C Delivered to LAV - Aeropostal, 19-Apr-1977.

• YV-526C Sold to Linea Turistica Aerotuy, Caracas, Venezuela, Jan-1988.

• N75482 Sold to World Jet Aircraft International, Ft Lauderdale, FL. Jun-1993.

• N75482 Sold to Twin Otter International Ltd., Las Vegas, NV. Regd 29-Oct-1993.

• N122SA Re regd to Twin Otter International, 06-Sep-1994.

• N122SA Leased to Scenic / Skywest Airlines, Nov-1993.

• N122SA Change of ownership Scenic / Eagle Canyon Airlines, 1996.

Service Difficulty Report 03-Feb-1999. During scheduled inspection, maintenance personnel found right elevator hinge plate rivet fasteners working loose in stabilizer end rib. Upon removal of right elevator to allow repair, found rivets pulled through elevator bottom outboard and trailing edge skins. Repairs were accomplished by replacement of damaged parts.

Service Difficulty Report 01-dec-2000. During cruise flight from Grand Canyon National Park Airport to Las Vegas, flight crew reported hydraulic pressure fell to zero and emergency pump did not work either. An emergency was declared to ATC and a successful landing was made. Company maintenance personnel found hydraulic fluid leaking at threaded union of nose wheel steering actuator and actuator filter. Helicoil threads in actuator port appeared to not provide adequate thread engagement to filter assy. Actuator was replaced.

• N122SA Returned to Twin Otter International Ltd., Las Vegas, NV, Mar-2002.

• N122SA Leased to USFS - US Forest Service, Boise, ID, Jun-2002.

• N122SA Returned to Twin Otter International Ltd., Las Vegas, NV, Sep-2002.

Service Difficulty Report 27-Aug-2003. Pilot reported during cruise flight smoke entered cockpit from AC electrical panel area. No system malfunction was noted. No electrical power was lost. Once on ground DC power could not be turned off through normal switching. Battery was disconnected to remove DC power from aircraft. Maintenance has discovered that smoke came from connector J31, located in left overhead panel in cockpit.  Cause unknown. Recorded as Berry Aviation Inc.

Flew 28-Apr-2013 Moosonee, ON - Iqaluit, NU 29-Apr-2013 Iqaluit, NU - Sondre Stromfjord, Greenland 30-Apr-2013 Sondre Stromfjord, Greenland - Keflavik, Iceland 01-May-2013 Keflavik, Iceland - Liverpool, UK.

Flew 25-May-2013 Sondre Stromfjord, Greenland - Iqaluit, NU 26-May-2013 Iqaluit, NU - La Grande, QC - La Grande, QC - Thunder Bay, ON 27-May-2013 Thunder Bay, ON - Duluth, MN - Grand Junction, CO.

Flew 06-Aug-2014 Sioux Falls, SD - Thunder Bay, ON 07-Aug-2014 Thunder Bay, ON - Kuujjuaq, QC 08-Aug-2014 Kuujjuaq, QC - Iqaluit, NU 09-Aug-2014 Iqaluit, NU - Sondre Stromfjord, Greenland - Egilsstadir, Iceland 10-Aug-2014 Egilsstadir, Iceland - Wick, UK.

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• Revised Format and updated data added 24-Apr-2020 •

YV-26C of AEROPOSTAL at Miami - KMIA, Florida.
Photo: Unknown photographer © May 1977 - Erik Johannesson Collection
YV-526C of AEREOTUY at Fort Lauderdale - KFLL, Florida.
Photo: Unknown photographer © March 1989 - Erik Johannesson Collection
N122SA baking at North Las Vegas, Nevada.
Photo: Unknown photographer © October 2002 - Michael J. Ody Collection
N122SA at Victoria -CYYJ, British Columbia.
Photo: Neil Aird © 18 October 2002
N515AR with appropriate registration, owned by Twin Otter International.
Photo: Unknown photographer © 12 August 2014 - Erik Johannesson Collection