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DHC-6 Twin Otter Series 300
8Q-IAE
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629

Series 310

G-BGMD • ZK-KHA • 9M-MDO • C-GKVT

8Q-IAE

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

• G-BGMD de Havilland Canada Inc., Downsview, ON. Rolled out date 24-May-1979. First flight 14-Jun-1979.

• G-BGMD Delivered to Brymon Airways, Plymouth, UK, 10-Jul-1979.

Flew via Reykjavík, Iceland - Cardiff, Wales 15-Jul-1979 on delivery to Plymouth.

• G-BGMD Sold to C. Walker & Sons Ltd., Jersey (JEA - Jersey European Airways, Jersey, Channel Islands). 09-Jun-1982.

• G-BGMD Leased to Spacegrand Aviation, Blackpool, UK. 23-Sep-1982.

Note; Operated for both Spacegrand Aviation & Jersey European Airways from Nov-1983 (both Walker companies).

• G-BGMD Sub leased to Hubbardair Ltd, Southend-on-Sea, UK, 21-Aug-1985.

• G-BGMD Returned to Spacegrand Aviation, Blackpool, UK. 1987.

• G-BGMD Returned to JEA - Jersey European Airways, Jersey, Channel Islands. 1987.

Note: Jersey European & Spacegrand Aviation were amalgamated in Oct-1985 under the JEA name.

• G-BGMD Leased to Brymon Airways, Plymouth UK Jun-1987.

• G-BGMD Sub Leased to SEA - South East Air, Shoreham, UK. Nov-1987.

Note: Replacing MSN 617 G-BGMC which had been damaged at Heathrow 16-Oct-1987.

Note: Impounded by British Airports Authority 11-Feb-1988, released 12-Feb-1988 & ferried Heathrow-Jersey.

• G-BGMD Returned to Brymon Airways, Plymouth UK. 12-Feb-1988.

• G-BGMD Returned to JEA - Jersey European Airways, Jersey, Channel Islands. Feb-1989.

• G-BGMD Sold to BAC Charter, Bournemouth [BAC Leasing, Bournemouth]. Jul-1989. Canx 18-Aug-1989.

Flew via Darwin, NT 13-Aug-1989, and arrived Auckland, New Zealand 16-Aug-1989; UK registration cancelled 16-Aug-1989.

• ZK-KHA Sold to Cook Island Airways, (Cook Islandair) Roratonga, NZ 18-Aug-1989. Named "Tavaki".

Note: Ex-Christchurch, New Zealand 25-Sep-1989 on delivery.

Arrived Auckland, New Zealand 17-Sep-1991 for maintenance prior to sale; registration cancelled 08-May-1992.

• 9M-MDO Sold to MAS - Malaysian Airline System, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. 10-May-1992.

• 9M-MDO Transferred FAX - Fly Asian Express, 01-Aug-2006.

• 9M-MDO Transferred back to MASWings, Miri, Sarawak. 01-Oct-2007.

Accident: Marudi Airport, Subang,Sarawak, Malaysia, 07-Nov-2012.The aircraft skidded almost 40 meters after landing on runway 10 at Marudi Airport, into a drain near the runway. collided with a perimeter fence and came to rest in a drain/ditch approximately 20 metres left of the runway. One passenger received injuries, however the remaining 18 occupants (including pilots) escaped safely. Aircraft suffered substantial damage receiving damage to its undercarriage, both propellers and its left wing.

Note: Officially imported to Canada 09-May-2014.

• C-GKVT Unity Group Ltd., Airdrie, AB. Regd 15-May-2014. & 14-Feb-2015. Canx 19-Mar-2015 as exported to Maldives.

Delivered by sea container and road transport to Airdrie, AB for rebuilding.

Note: Test flown from Airdrie, AB 17-Feb-2015 following rebuild.

Flew 26-Feb-2015 Calgary, AB - Iqaluit, NU 28-Feb-2015 Iqaluit, NU - Keflavik, Iceland 03-Mar-2015 Keflavik, Iceland - Malmö, Sweden. 04-Mar-2015 Malmö, Sweden - Nis, Seriesbia. 07-Mar-2015 Nis, Seriesbia - Hurghada, Egypt. 08-Mar-2015 Hurghada, Egypt - Salalah, Oman 09-Mar-2015 Salalah, Oman - Male, Maldives

• 8Q-IAE Island Aviation Services, Male (Unity Group Ltd.). Regd 25-Mar-2015.

• Current •

G-BGMD when with BRYMON.
Photo: Unknown photographer © Date unknown - Erik Johannesson Collection
G-BGMD both sides - at Luton - EGGW, United Kingdom.
Photos: Ron Kosys © 18 September 1982 - Aird Archives
G-BGMD "MANANNAN" at Paris / Le Bourget - LFPB, France.
Photo: Christian Volpati © 21 August 1985
G-BGMD of Brymon, at Birmingham / Elmdon - EGBB, UK.
Photo: S. Hill © 09 May 1987 - Michael J. Ody Collection
G-BGMD back to older colours.
Photo: D. Bourgaud © June 1989 - Michael J. Ody Collection
G-BGMD gets a recent rinse.
Photo: Unknown photographer © Date unknown - John Mounce Collection - Aird Archives
ZK-KHA at Rarotonga - RAR, Cook Islands.
Photo: Kurt Roth © 20 January 1990 - Michael J. Ody Collection
ZK-KHA at Blenheim - NZBM, New Zealand.
Photo:
ZK-KHA at Blenheim - NZBM, in new 9M-MDO livery.
Photos: John Mounce © 06 May 1992 - Aird Archives
Photo: Unknown photographer © May 1992 - Michael J. Ody Collection
9M-MDO in service with malaysia.
Photo: Unknown photographer © April 1998 - Erik Johannesson Collection
9M-MDO at Longlellang - WBGF, Malaysia.
Photo: Unknown photographer © Date unknown - Erik Johannesson Collection
9M-MDO of MASwings at Kota Kinabalu - KKIA, Malaysia.
Photo: T. Ekanada © September 2013
8Q-IAE at Airdrie - CEF4, Alberta.
Photo: Unknown photographer © 21 February 2015 - Erik Johannesson Collection