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Series 300

N28SP  • ZS-OUK • N28SP • PZ-TBW • N471SC • XA-FIL • C-FZDS


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

• N28SP de Havilland Canada Inc., Downsview, ON. Rolled out date 17-Aug-1978. First flight 17-Aug-1978.

• N28SP Delivered to SPIA - South Pacific Island Airways, Pago Pago, American Samoa. 28-Sep-1978.

Accident: Jan Island, Samoa. 05-Nov-1979. – repaired.

• N28SP Returned to Service with SPIA - South Pacific Island Airways, Pago Pago, American Samoa. Date unknown.

• N28SP Sold to Allen James, Oregon City, OR., 04-Mar-1981.

• N28SP Leased to SPIA – South Pacific Island Airways, Pago Pago, American Samoa, 04-Mar-1981.

• N28SP Returned to Allen James, Oregon City, OR., 15-May-1982.

• N28SP Leased to Mojave Airlines, 19-Feb-1983.

• N28SP Returned to Allen James, Oregon City, OR., Oct-1983.

• N28SP Sold to SPIA - South Pacific Island Airways, Pago Pago, American Samoa, 15-Nov-1983. Canx Dec-1988.

Accident: Tau, Manu'a Samoa, 12-May-1984, According to the pilot, upon arrival in the vicinity of the airport it was determined that the windsock indicated south easterly winds at 15 to 20 kts. This, plus light to moderate turbulence encountered in the traffic pattern led the crew to fly a slightly faster than normal approach at 85 knots with 37.5 degs of flaps. During the flare wind shear was encountered causing a decrease in airspeed and an excessive rate of descent. Power was added but the aircraft landed hard in a wings level attitude.- repaired. Two crew and eighteen passengers uninjured.

• N28SP Sold to PAL Air International, Las Vegas, NV, 20-Dec-1988.

• N28SP Reported as sold to 239665 AB., Calgary, AB., 23-Dec-1988 but not shown on CCAR.

• N28SP Sold back to PAL Air International, Las Vegas, NV., 13-Feb-1989.

Accident:02-Dec-1990 Bird strike at cruise altitude. Pilot received minor injuries. Continued flight to destination.

• N28SP Leased to Samoa Air, Pago Pago, Samoa,1993.

Accident: Unknown Location, Samoa, 08-Jan-1994 A low level wind shear was experienced resulting in a hard landing. the pilot reported reduced left brake effectiveness and the aircraft rolled off the runway onto a coral packed Seriesvice road. Damage consisted of a pinched hydraulic brake line on the left side, two landing gear compression blocks (one on each side), faring, and the tail skid. The pilot reported weather conditions of 2,500 ft. overcast, unrestricted visibility, winds variable north northwest 15 gusts to 25, the runway being located on the downwind side of a 1621-foot mountain with the windsocks on either end of the runway opposing each other.

• N28SP Repossessed by PAL Air International, Las Vegas, NV., 03-Dec-1997.

• N28SP Sold to R.W. Martin, Poss Kent, OH., 07-Dec-1997.

• N28SP Sold to Cape Cod Fund, Centreville, MA., 26-Apr-2001. Regd 01-Jun-2001.

• ZS-OUK International Aviation Traders Pty., Ltd. Noted at Victoria - CYYJ in early 2002.

• N28SP Sold to Taylor, Taylor & Associates, Reno, NV. Regd 06-Dec-2002. Canx 24-Nov-2004. Regd 22-Sep-2004.

• PZ-TBW Sold to Gum Air, Paramaribo, Surinam, 12-Nov-2004.

• N471SC Bank of Utah Trustee, Salt Lake City, UT. Reserved 17-May-2012. Regd 24-May-2012. Canx 29-Jan-2013.

Flight planned for 09-Jun-2012 Port of Spain, Trinidad – St Croix, USVI. But the flight plan was cancelled.

• XA-FIL Transportes Aereos Terrestres S.A., Toyoltita, Durango, Mexico. Regd 29-Jan-2013 The aircraft Serves the San Dimas mine in the Mexican state of Durango for Toronto based gold and silver producer Primero Mining.

Total time: 39,805 hours.

Flew Laredo, TX – Big Spring, TX 02-Feb-2018 on delivery to Kenn Borek.

• C-FZDS Kenn Borek Air Ltd.y Calgary, AB. Regd 15-Feb-2018. Canx 13-Dec-2018. Removed from register 13-Dec-2018 on export to Netherlands Antilles.

Flew Calgary - Great Falls - Front Range - Neosho - Marianna - St. Augustine - Fort Lauderdale - Providenciales - Curacao 16/22-Dec-2018.

• PJ-DVF Divi Divi Air NV, Curacao, Netherlands Antilles. Regd Dec-2018.

• Current •

Photo: Unknown photographer © 21 November 1979 - Michael J. Ody Collection
N28SP with smaller registration, again, at Pago Pago.
Photo:John Mounce © 15 July 1981 - Aird Archives
PZ-TBW at Paramaribo - SMJP, Surinam.
Photo: Gum Air © Date unknown - Aird Archives
N471SC at Hampton.
Photo: Roger Botting © 18 June 2012
XA-FIL at Tayoltita, Mexico.
Photo: Gordon Shepherd © 21 April 2013
Photo: Gordon Shepherd © 21 April 2013
XA-FIL in a dramatic Durango pose.
Photo: Salvador Aguilar Aguirre © 2016
PJ-DVF (601 of DIVI DIVI AIR at Curaçao Hato - TNCC.
Photo: Patrick Lalande © 2022 - Aird Archives