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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

• PJ-WIF de Havilland Canada Inc., Downsview, ON. Rolled out date 24-Jun-1977. First flight 24-Jun-1977.

• PJ-WIF Delivered to ALM-Antillean Airlines, Curaçao, 13-Jul-1977.

Flew via Columbus, OH 21-Jul-1977 to 13-Aug-1977 for avionics work prior to delivery to Saint Maarten

• PJ-WIF Transferred to Winair-Windward Island Airways, St Maarten, Netherland Antilles, 1979.

Damaged on landing at Saint Barthelemy, Guadeloupe 27-Jul-1983; repairable

Returned by sea to Port of Miami, then via road to Opa-locka, FL for repairs; noted at Opa-locka 05-Oct-1983

Withdrawn from use & stored at Saint Maarten 30-Jul-2002 (with a total of 132,000 landings)

Note: The aircraft was reported as WFU on 30-Jul-2002 by Winair and sold to Bombardier for research purposes.

Note: Later seen at Airdrie, AB Sep-2014. See sad photo below.

Reduced to spares


PJ-WIF for ANTILLEAN AIRLINES at Downsview - CYZD, Ontario.
Photo: Unknown photographer © June 1977 - John Mounce Collection - Aird Archives
PJ-WIF at Saint Maarten - TNCM, Netherlands Antilles.
Photo: Unknown photographer © Date unknown - Erik Johannesson Collection
PJ-WIF on finals.
Photo: Unknown photographer © November 1993 - John Mounce Collection - Aird Archives
PJ-WIF at Airdrie, Alberta, well, what's left!
Photo: Kenneth I. Swartz © 30 September 2014 - Aird Archives