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DHC-6 Twin Otter Series 300
N74GC
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Series 300

N63RA • N74GC • 9M-BCP • N74GC • J8-SVD • N74GC • (F-OIAV) • J6-AAK

N74GC

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

• N63RA de Havilland Canada Inc., Downsview, ON. Rolled out date Oct-1977. First flight 02-Nov-1977.

• N63RA Delivered to Rio Airways, Killeen, TX., 21-Nov-1977.

• N63RA Leased to Coral Airways, Dec-1982.

• N63RA Returned to Rio Airways, Killeen, TX., 1984.

• N63RA Sold to Grand Canyon Airlines, Grand Canyon, AZ., 14-Feb-1984.

• N74GC Re regd to Grand Canyon Airlines, Grand Canyon, AZ., Apr-1984.

Accident: Grand Canyon Nat. Park Airport, AZ. 27-Dec-1988.While taxiing for take-off, the underside of the left wing struck the boom of a backhoe parked adjacent to the aircraft ramp. The unattended backhoe was parked in a dirt area adjacent to the ramp with the boom in the extended position while the operator was on his lunch break. Repaired and returned to Seriesvice.

• 9M-BCP Leased to Tiram Air, Ulu Tiram, Malaysia, 09-Nov-1995.

• N74GC Returned to Grand Canyon Airlines, Grand Canyon, AZ., 07-Nov-1996.

• J8-SVD Leased to Mustique Airways, 02-Apr-1997. Also reported as Grenadines Express Airways.

Note: SVD is also the Airport code for E. T. Joshua Airport in Saint Vincent and the Grenadines.

• N74GC Returned to Grand Canyon Airlines, Grand Canyon, AZ., 13-Aug-1997.

• (F-OIAV) Leased to Pacific Aero Charter (ntu), Dec-1998.

• J6-AAK Leased to Helenair, St Lucia, 11-May-1999.

Noted at Saint Lucia-Vigie 29-Jun-2000 in all yellow scheme.

• N74GC Returned to Grand Canyon Airlines, Grand Canyon, AZ., 13-Nov-2001. Regd 27-Nov-2001.

Airworthiness date: 26-May-2005.

• N74GC Sold to Diamond Bar, Kirkland, WA., 24-Oct-2005.

• N74GC Lease continued to Grand Canyon Airlines, Grand Canyon, AZ., 24-Oct-2005.

• Current •

N63RA ready to go, at Downsview - CYZD.
Photo: Sheldon D. Benner © 19 November 1977 - Michael J. Ody Collection
N63RA of CORAL AIR, at San Juan, Puerto Rico.
Photo: Unknown photographer © 14 October 1983 - Erik Johannesson Collection
N74GC of GRAND CANYON AIRLINES.
Photo: Robert Garrard © 05 August 1985 - Michael J. Ody Collection
N74GC of GRAND CANYON AIRLINES in new livery, f/n 4.
Photo: Unknown photographer © November 1992- Michael J. Ody Collection
N74GC "Yellowbird" at North Las Vegas - VGT, Nevada.
Photo: Unknown photographer © August 1998 - Erik Johannesson Collection
J6-AAK at Port-of-Spain - TTPS, Jamaica.
Photo: Kenneth I. Swartz © 14 October 1999