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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

• G-BGPC de Havilland Canada Inc., Downsview, ON. Rolled out date 17-Jul-1979. First flight 17-Jul-1979.

• G-BGPC Loganair, Glasgow, UK., 23-Aug-1979.

• G-BGPC Leased to Metropolitan Airways, 24-May-1982.

• G-BGPC Returned to Loganair, Glasgow, UK. Date unknown.

• G-BGPC Leased to Nordic Oil Services, 04-Jul-1983.

• G-BGPC Returned to Loganair, Glasgow, UK. Date unknown.

Accident: At Laphroaig , 5 miles from the airport at Port Ellen, Isle of Islay, 12-Jun-1986.

While on a scheduled passenger flight from Glasgow Airport a recently Twin Otter converted pilot was handling with a supervisory captain overseeing. The handling pilot descended towards the south of the Island rather than on the ATC directed track which took it below radar coverage. The weather was reported as visibility 2,000 metres in drizzle. Rather than the requested overflight of the airfield at 3,600,feet it appears that the aircraft tracked along the south coast at some 1,400 feet in what was now heavy drizzle and changed barometric pressure. The pilot reported that he was over the airfield but was not and was at low level at Laphroaig and very shortly afterwards crashed into rising ground that was obscured by hill fog at approx 360ft amsl. One crew and one passenger killed and one crew and ten passengers seriously injured. The aircraft was written off. The cause was determined as "The commander's decision to allow the handling pilot to carry out a visual approach in totally unsuitable meteorological conditions. An error in visual navigation was a contributory factor."

Note: The aircraft wreckage was acquired by Newcal Aviation and was initially transported to Teterboro, NJ - it was later transported to Calgary, AB., after being acquired by Viking Air.

• C-FJVT Viking Air Limited, Sidney, BC., 29-Oct-2010. Stored on top of container at Victoria, BC - for at least since 2015,

Remains stored


G-BGPC of LOGANAIR at Glasgow / Abbotsinch - EGPF, Scotland.
Photo: John Kimberley © October 1979 - Erik Johannesson Collection
G-BGPC of LOGANAIR at Glasgow / Prestwick - EGPK.
Photo: Ken Marshall © 06 June 1980 - Aird Archives
C-FJVT - maybe someday?
Photo: Matt Salkeld © 05 May 2020 - Aird Archives