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DHC-6 Twin Otter Series 300
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Series 300


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

• JDFT-6 de Havilland Canada Inc., Downsview, ON. Rolled out date 28-Apr-1977. First flight 28-Apr-1977.

• JDFT-6 Delivered to Jamaica Defence Force, 16-May-1977.

Accident: At Up Park Camp Air Base, Kingston, Jamaica, 17-May-1978. The Twin Otter was used on a training flight at Up Park Camp. Whilst in the circuit for the third landing, the pilots were going to practice a simulated engine failure. The aircraft was then seen to bank to the left and crashed on a cricket pitch to the west of the airstrip. Aircraft destroyed by fire. Two crew killed.

Written off


JDFT-6 of the JAMAICA DEFENCE FORCE at Opa-Locka, Florida.
Photo: Nigel Chalcraft © May 1977 - Erik Johannesson Collection