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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

• XY-AEF de Havilland Canada Inc., Downsview, ON. Rolled out date 19-Apr-1977. First flight 28-Apr-1977.

• XY-AEF Delivered to Burma Airways, Rangoon, Burma. 12-May-1977.

• XY-AEF Sold to Fokker Aircraft, Oct-1984.

• PH-STE Sold to Schreiner Airways, Amsterdam, Netherlands, 22-Feb-1985.

• 7P-LAK Leased to Lesotho Airways, MaSeriesu, Lesotho, 06-Aug-1985.

• 5N-ATQ Returned to Schreiner Airways, Amsterdam, Netherlands, 12-Jun-1989.

• 5N-ATQ Leased to Aerocontractors of Nigeria, Lagos, 12-Jun-1989.

Accident: Karsana, Nigeria. 13-Sep-1994. The Twin Otter crashed after striking trees with the right wingtip and horizontal stabilizer. The trees were located on a 2,700 foot hill; the MDA at that point is ,3700 feet. A runway 22 instrument approach had to be flown due to bad weather (heavy rain, low clouds, severe turbulence), but the ILS glide path was out of calibration. The pilot is believed to have been flying an ILS localizer approach and using the AU VOR/DME. The pilot possibly thought the AU VOR was located at the runway threshold, while it was actually located 1,3nm short of it, causing a premature descent. One member of the crew and one passenger killed and one crew member and one passenger Seriesiously injured

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7P-LAK at Johannesburg, RSA.
Photo: Unknown photographer © November 1988 - Michael J. Ody Collection