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DHC-6 Twin Otter Series 300
5A-DDC (2)
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Series 300


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

• 5A-DDD de Havilland Canada Inc., Downsview, ON. Rolled out date 18-Feb-1980. First flight 18-Feb-1980.

• 5A-DDD Delivered to Libyan Government - Council for Land Reclamation & Development, 10-Mar-1980.

Note: Reported as passing through Luqa, Malta  on 26-Jan-1980 on delivery to Libya.

• 5A-DDD Transferred to Tripoli Flying Club. Date unknown.

Accident: Hamada Airfield, 30-Nov-1988 The Twin Otter left the oil fields at Hamada around 07:05 on a regular daily oilfield crew-change flight to Tripoli (TIP). Twelve employees of Arabian Gulf Oil Co/AGOCO and Halliburton Company were on board. Due to military activities in the area of the flight route, the crew were instructed to return to Hamada. In the meantime, a thick morning mist had suddenly precipitated at Hamada. The crew circled the area for a while. While attempting to land, the plane contacted an asphalted pipeline bridge which was crossing just west of the main [concrete] runway, hit a wooden electrical pylon, came to rest and burnt. He pilot had probably mistaken the bridge for the runway. Also, a DF beacon was located about half a mile offset westward from the runway. 14 occupants killed.

Written off


5A-DDD at Southend - EGMC, United Kingdom.
Photo: Richard Vandervord © February 1980 - Michael J. Ody Collection
5A-DDD at Geneva / Cointrin - LSGG, Switzerland.
Photo:vUnknown photographer © 04 November 1984 - Erik Johannesson Collection