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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

• 9N-ABP de Havilland Canada Inc., Downsview, ON. Rolled out date 20-Nov-1979. First flight 20-Nov-1979.

• 9N-ABP Delivered to Royal Nepal Airlines, Kathmandu, Nepal, 05-Dec-1979.

Accident: Jarayakhali hill, Nepal. 27-Jul-2000. The aircraft departed Bajhang at 10:11 for a 30-minute flight to Dhangadhi. Last radio contact was at 10:31. The aircraft was found to have collided with pine trees on the 4,300 feet Jarayakhali hill on the Churia mountain range, also known as Sivalik Hills, before catching fire. Three crew and twenty-two passengers were killed. The aircraft was written off.

Written off


9N-ABP unmarked in primer, at Downsview.
Photo: DHC © November 1979 - Michael J. Ody Collection
9N-ABP of ROYAL NEPAL AIRLINES, freshly painted.
Photo: DHC © November 1979 - Michael J. Ody Collection