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DHC-6 Twin Otter Series 300
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Series 300

A2-ABL • 7P-LAG • ET-AIW • C-GBQA • (9N-AEM)


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

• A2-ABL de Havilland Canada Inc., Downsview, ON. Rolled out date 05-Apr-1979. First flight 21-Apr-1979.

• A2-ABL Delivered to Air Botswana, "Shashe", 02-May-1979.

Delivered via Reykjavik, Iceland – Shannon, Ireland – Rabat, Morocco 13/14-May-1979.

• 7P-LAG Sold to Lesotho Airways, Maseru, Lesotho. Dec-1983.

Accident. Quthing, Lesotho 02-Apr-1984 Aircraft struck a tree approximately 200m from the runway threshold on landing at. While the aircraft remained controllable and landed safely, there was significant damage to the right wing. Repairable & returned to Service.

• ET-AIW Sold to RRC (Rehabilitation & Relief Commission) Air Seriesvice, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, Regd 19-Sep-1985.

• ET-AIW Sold to Jetstream Aircraft Sales, Jacksonville, FL 18-Nov-1997.

Flew Addis Ababa - Asmara, Eritrea - Luxor, Egypt - Heraklion, Greece - Rome-Ciampino, Italy - Pisa, Italy - Birmingham, UK - Prestwick UK - Reykjavik, Iceland - Kangerlussuaq, Greenland - Iqaluit, NU - Churchill, MB - Calgary, AB as C-GBQA (although not officially registered as such - see below).

• C-GBQA Sold Borek & Binder Aero Leasing, Calgary, AB [751209 Alberta Ltd., Calgary, AB], 26-Nov-1997. Regd 16-Dec-1997.

Note: Rolled out at Calgary, AB 12-May-1998 in Garud Air c/s & repainted as 9N-AEM 26-May-1998.

• (9N-AEM) Sold to Garud Air, Kathmandu, Nepal.13-May-1998 but NTU.

• 9N-AET Sold to Lumbini Airways, Kathmandu, Nepal. 24-Jul-1998.

Flew via Birmingham, UK 22-Aug-1998 on delivery to Nepal.

• 9N-AET Sold to Yeti Airways, Kathmandu, Nepal, 1999.

• 9N-AET Tara Air, Kathmandu, Nepal. Transferred Apr-2010.

• Current •


A2-ABL "SHASHE" of air botswana, at Johannesburg, RSA.
Photo: Unknown photographer © Date unknown - Erik Johannesson Collection
7P-LAG looking rather plain.
Photo: Unknown photographer © c. early 1984 - John Mounce Collection - Aird Archives
ET-AIW at Addis Ababa / Bole - HAAB, Ethiopia.
Photo: C. Witt © January 1993 - John Mounce Collection - Aird Archives
Photo: C. Witt © January 1993 - Erik Johannesson Collection
9N-AET of Lumbini Airways, at Calgary - CYYC, Alberta.
Photo: Unknown photographer © July 1998 - Erik Johannesson Collection
9N-AET at Lukla - VNLK, Nepal.
Photo: Romano Germann © Date unknown - Erik Johannesson Collection
9N-AET at Kathmandu - VNKT, Nepal.
Photo: John Roget © 25 january 2005 - John Mounce Collection - Aird Archives