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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

• 5A-DCP de Havilland Canada Inc., Downsview, ON. Rolled out date 21-Nov-1978. First flight 04-Dec-1978.

• 5A-DCP Delivered to Libya Government, Operated by Libyan Ministry of Agriculture.  16-Feb-1979. Noted during my tour of Downsview Plant, still on the ramp 11-Mar-1979.

Accident: Benghazi Airport 30-Mar-1983. The Twin Otter contacted another aircraft while taxiing on the ramp. The aircraft was then moved off to the side of the apron area and jacked up so that repairs could be carried out. An unusually strong wind came up a few days later and blew the aircraft over. It was subsequently broken up and parted out.

Broken up and parted out

5A-DCP on the ramp at Downsview - CYZD.
Photo: Unknown photographer © March 1979 - John Mounce Collection - Aird Archives
5A-DCP during my visit to Downsview - CYZD.
Photo: Neil Aird © 11 March 1979 - Aird Archives