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DHC-6 Twin Otter Series 100
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Series 100


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

67-056 de Havilland Canada Inc., Downsview, ON. Rolled out 16-Jun-1967. First flight 28-Jun-1967.

67-056 Royal Norwegian Air force, 719 Sqd, Bodø. (coded XJ-K) Delivered at Downsview and taken on Charge by RNoAF Material Command 18-Jul-1967.

RNoAF History - Delivery flight to Norway. Downsview – Bagotville, 26-Jul-1967: Bagotville – Knob Lake, 27-Jul-1967, Knob Lake - Frobisher Bay - Söndre Strömfjord, 28-Jul-1967: Söndre Strömfjord – Keflavik, 29-Jul-1967: Keflavik - Flesland – Kjeller, 01-Aug-1967: Kjeller - Værnes - Bodø AFB where it joined 719 Squadron. It received maintenance at RNoAF Material Command at Kjeller AFB between 20 & 28-Mar-1969, between 08-Mar & 01-Apr-1970 and between 02 & 11-Jun-1971.

Accident: Lille Tussen Mountain on Grytoya Island, 15km NNW of Harstad, Norway. 11-Jul-1972 The airplane operated on a flight from Bardufoss (BDU) to Bodø (BOO) via Skagen (SKN). At Bardufoss the pilot was advised to cut out Skagen because of bad weather, and instead continue directly to Bodø. However, the pilot decided to head to Skagen, taking off at 15.18. At 15:43 the airplane struck Lille Tussen Mountain (800 m) on Grytøya Island, some 20 metres below the summit. The plane had drifted somewhat to the north and should have passed over the south-east end of the island on a west/south westerly course. It appeared that the pilot had insufficient rest following a party the night before. Also, the blood alcohol concentration was 1-1,5 per mille. Fourteen passengers and three crew were killed and the aircraft was written off.

Written off


67-056 coded XJ-K
Photo: Royal Norwegian Air Force © Kongelige Norske Luftforsvaret