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DHC-6 Twin Otter Series 300
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Series 300

G-BGMC • G-JEAC • OY-SLA • C-GKBR • HP-1167APP • C-GKBR • 8Q-MAU • C-GKBR 

8Q-RAE

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

• G-BGMC de Havilland Canada Inc., Downsview, ON. Rolled out date 04-Apr-1979. First flight 04-Apr-1979.

• G-BGMC Delivered to Brymon Airways, Plymouth, UK., 19-Apr-1979.

• G-BGMC Sold to C. Walker, 09-Jun-1982.

• G-BGMC Leased to Spacegrand Aviation, Blackpool, UK., Sep-1982.

• G-BGMC Registered to Spacegrand Aviation, Blackpool, UK., 27-Oct-1982.

Note: Operated for both Spacegrand Aviation and Jersey European Airways  from Nov-1963 (Both C Walker companies).

• G-BGMC Merged into JEA Jersey European Airways, Oct-1985.

Jersey European and Spacegrand Aviation were amalgamated in 1985 under JEA name.

• G-BGMC Leased to Loganair, Glasgow, UK., 01-Nov-1985.

• G-BGMC Returned to JEA Jersey European Airways, 02-Nov-1986.

• G-BGMC Leased to SEA South East Air, Shoreham, Sussex, UK. 06-Nov-1986.

Incident: Sustained windstorm damage while parked at London Heathrow,16-Oct-1987 repaired and aircraft was returned to Jersey European for repairs.

• G-BGMC Returned to JEA Jersey European Airways, Oct-1987.

• G-BGMC Leased to SEA South East Air, Shoreham, UH., Jan-1988.

• G-BGMC Returned to JEA Jersey European Airways, (Guide Leasing, Blackpool, UK) 04-Mar-1988.

• G-JEAC Sold to Guide Leasing Ltd., (Blackpool), 04-Mar-1988.

• G-JEAC Leased to JEA Jersey European Airways, 04-Mar-1988.

• G-JEAC Returned to Guide Leasing Ltd., Blackpool, UK., 1989.

• G-JEAC Leased to BAC Charter, Bournemouth, UK., Sep-1989.

• G-JEAC Returned to Guide Leasing, Blackpool, UK. Canx 25-Jan-1990.

• G-JEAC Sold to BAC Charter, Bournemouth, UK., Jan 1990.

• OY-SLA Sataircraft, Copenhagen, DK., 25-Jan-1990.

• C-GKBR Sold to Kenn Borek Air, Calgary, AB., 15-Feb-1990.

• C-GKBR Leased to Empire Airways, Hayden Lake, Coeur d’Alene, ID., May-1990.

• C-GKBR Returned to Kenn Borek Air, Calgary, AB., 16-Oct-1990. Canx & Del 16-Oct-1990.

• HP-1167APP Leased to Aeroperlas, Panama City, Panama, 26-Oct-1990.

• C-GKBR Returned to Kenn Borek Air, Calgary, AB., 21-May-1995.

• C-GKBR Leased to Canadian Helicopters, 18-Nov-1999.

• C-GKBR Returned to Kenn Borek Air, Calgary, AB., by.2005. Canx & Del 17-Oct-2006.

Flew via Keflavik, Iceland – Birmingham, UK on 12-Nov-1999, and Muscat, Oman on 13-Nov-1999 on delivery to Maldives.

• C-GKBR. Leased to Maldivian Air Taxi, Male, MI. 14-Nov-1999.

Flew via Luxor, Egypt – Heraklion, Greece – Coventry, UK and Keflavik, Iceland on 19 -21-Feb-2005 on return to Canada.

• C-GKBR Returned to Kenn Borek Air, Calgary, AB., 22-Feb 2005.

Flew via Keflavik, Iceland – Birmingham, UK – Heraklion, Greece – Luxor, Egypt on 17 to 19-Dec-2005 on delivery to Maldives.

• C-GKBR. Leased to Maldivian Air Taxi, Male MI.18-Dec-2005.

Flew Luxor, Egypt – Rome, Ciampino, Italy -. Coventry, UK – Keflavik, Iceland on 08-09 Mar-2006 when returning to Canada.

• C-GKBR Returned to Kenn Borek Air, Calgary, AB.. 10-Mar-2006.

• 8Q-MAU Leased to Maldivian Air Taxi, Male, MI,, 17-Oct-2006.

• C-GKBR Returned to Kenn Borek Air, Calgary, AB., 20-Apr-2007. Canx & Del 03-Oct-2007.

• 8Q-MAU Leased to Maldivian Air Taxi, Male, MI., 03-Oct-2007.

Ferried Luxor, Egypt – Keflavik, Iceland 16/17 May-2009 returning to Canada.

• C-GKBR Returned to Kenn Borek Air, Calgary, AB., 09-Apr-2008. Canx 22-Oct-2008.

• C-GKBR Returned to Kenn Borek Air, Calgary, AB., Regd 22-May-2009.

• C-GKBR Leased to Seaborne Airlines, Saint Croix, USVI. Dates unknown.

Flew 28-Sep-2012 St. Thomas, USVI -Providenciales, Turks & Caicos - Nassau, Bahamas -West Palm Beach, FL - Gainesville, FL. 29-Sep-2012 Gainesville, FL - Muscle Shoals, AL - Kirksville, MO Pierre, SD - Glasgow, MT 30-Sep-2012 Glasgow, MT - Calgary, AB.

• C-GKBR Returned to Kenn Borek Air, Calgary, AB., 30-Sep-2012.

Ferried 24-Feb-2013 Calgary, AB - Great Falls, MT - Torrington, WY 25-Feb-2013 Torrington, WY - Warrensburg, MO - Jefferson, GA. - Ft. Lauderdale-Executive - Providenciales, Turks & 28-Feb-2013 Providenciales, Turks & Caicos - Saint Croix-H.E. Rolson, U.S.V.I returning to Seaborne .

• C-GKBR Leased to Seaborne Airlines, Saint Croix, USVI. 24-Feb-2013.

• C-GKBR Returned to Kenn Borek Air, Calgary, AB., 09-Mar-2015.

• C-GKBR Leased to Seaborne Airlines, Saint Croix, USVI., 24-Jun-2015.

Flew 09-Mar-2015 Providenciales, Turks & Caicos - Fort Lauderdale-Executive, FL. 10-Mar-2015 Fort Lauderdale-Executive, FL - Albany, GA - Anniston, AL 11-Mar-2015 Anniston, AL - Kirksville, MO.

Flew 24-Jun-2015 Calgary, AB - Willison, ND Spencer, IA - Cape Girardeau, MO. 25-Jun-2015 Cape Girardeau, MO - Albany, GA - Gainesville, FL - Nassau, Bahamas.  01-Jul-2015 Nassau, Bahamas - Providenciales, Turks & Caicos - Saint Croix, USVI.

• 8Q-RAE Manta Air Pvt., Ltd., Male, Maldives. Regd 30-Nov-2020. Flipped over when landing 07:31 local 14-Feb-2021.

tt 43,932 hours.

Narrative from Aviation Safety Network:

The float-equipped DHC-6 aircraft operated by Manta Air was on a domestic passenger flight "NR117" from Como Maalifushi Resort to Velana International Airport.
The aircraft touched down on the water at Velana International Airport and veered right, causing the right-hand wing to dug into the water. The aircraft the swung and flipped upside down. Substatial damage. 9 okay.

From Official AICC Maldives report:

The wreckage was loaded on to a flat top barge using a crane and was transported and offloaded at the Operator’s main base at Dhaalu Airport at Dhaalu Kudahuvadhoo island. During salavage, secondary damage to the wreckage was observed.

Presume under repair

G-BGMC at Birmingham / Elmdon - EGBB, United Kingdom.
Photo: Unknown photographer © 13 May 1980 - John Mounce Collection - Aird Archives
G-BGMC at Gatwick - EGKK, United Kingdom.
Photo: Unknown photographer © 04 June 1983 - Michael J. Ody Collection
G-BGMC of JERSEY EUROPEAN at Jersey - EGJJ.
Photo: Chris Mak © October 1985 - Erik Johannesson Collection
G-BGMC of South East Air, at Gatwick - EGKK.
Photo: Unknown photographer © Circa 1987 - John Mounce Collection - Aird Archives
G-JEAC at Southend - EGMC.
Photo: Unknown photographer © July 1988 - Erik Johannesson Collection
G-JEAC wearing BAC charter titles.
Photo: Unknown photographer © Date unknown - John Mounce Collection - Aird Archives
HP-1167AP of AEROPERLAS, at Calgary - CYYC, Alberta.
Photo: Anthony J. Hickey © October 1990 - Michael J. Ody Collection
8Q-MAU at Kuredu, Maldive Islands.
Photo: Stephen John Rendle © 15 April 2009
8Q-MAU at Kuredu, in action!
Photo: Stephen John Rendle © 16 April 2009
C-GKBR at St. Croix, USVI.
Photo: David E. Baird © Date unknown
C-GKBR with SEABORNE titles, at St. Croix, USVI.
Photo: David E. Baird ©
C-GKBR at Calgary - CYYC, Alberta.
Photo: Dave Subelack © 20 June 2015 - Erik Johannesson Collection
C-GKBR back at St. Croix, USVI.
Photo: Prayitno © 02 November 2015
C-GKBR having some fine tuning done at Calgary - CYYC, Alberta.
Photo: Dave Subelack © 02 October 2020 - Aird Archives