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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

• N98RA de Havilland Canada Inc., Downsview, ON. Rolled out date 20-May-1978. First flight 20-May-1978.

• N98RA Delivered to Rio Airways Inc, Killeen TX, 31-May-1978.

Airworthiness date 02-Jun-1978.

• N143SA Sold to Scenic Airlines, Boulder City. NV. 04-Apr-1985.

• N143SA Leased to Long Island Airways, 1992.

• N143SA Leased to Executive Air Charter 1992 (SDR note).

• N143SA Sold to Twin Otter International, Las Vegas, NV. Nov-1993.

• N143SA Leased to Scenic Airlines, Las Vegas, NV 1993.

• N143SA Returned to Twin Otter International, Las Vegas, NV. Regd 25-Apr-1985.

• N143SA Leased to Dolphin Express Airlines, Saint Croix, USVI.1996.

Accident: Virgin Gorda 07-Apr-1996 At 0600 Atlantic standard time, the aircraft crashed on take-off roll at Virgin Gorda Airport, British Virgin Islands. The flight was a 14 CFR Part 135 scheduled international passenger commuter flight. Visual meteorological conditions prevailed at the time and a VFR flight plan was filed. The airplane was substantially damaged and the captain, first officer, and eight passengers reported no injuries. One passenger received minor injuries. The flight was originating at the time of the accident. The captain stated the while on take-off roll the airplane veered sharply to the left and she could not exercise directional control. The airplane then departed the runway and crashed through a fence, ripping one wing off the airplane.

• N143SA Twin Otter International Ltd., Las Vegas, NV. Current on FAA record with an expiry date of 31-Jan-2020.

• Current status unknown •

N98RA at Dallas - KDFW, Texas.
Photo: Unknown photographer © Date unknown - Erik Johannesson Collection
N143SA at Las Vegas North terminal, Nevada.
Photo: Unknown photographer © Date unknown - Erik Johannesson Collection