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DHC-6 Twin Otter Series 300
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• Registration • Activity and details of Owner/Operator and other historical information

• C-GBOX de Havilland Canada Inc., Downsview, ON. Rolled out date 05-Feb-1980. First flight 05-Feb-1980.

• C-GBOX Delivered to Austin Airways, Timmins, ON., 25-Feb-1980.

 • C-GBOX U.S. Department of the Interior/U.S. Forest Seriesvice, Boise, ID. 15-Jun-1981.

• C-GBOX Returned to Austin Airways, Timmins, ON in 1981.

• C-GBOX Leased to White River Air Seriesvices, Timmins, ON. Canx 09-Feb-1983.

• C-GBOX Leased to Air Inuit Ltd., Kuujjuaq, QC. Regd Mar-1984. Canx 30-Jan-1986.

• C-GBOX Leased to Air Inuit (1985) Ltd., Dorval, QC. Canx 19-Feb-1987.

• C-GBOX Austin Airways Ltd., Timmins, ON. 19-Feb-1987.

• C-GBOX Merged into Air Ontario, London, ON., 19-Jun-1987. Canx 08-Oct-1987 to USA.

Note: Arrived Calgary, AB 30-Jul-1987 still in Air Inuit c/s & rolled out 28-Aug-1987 as N776BE.

• N776BE Sold to Boeing Equipment Holding Co., Seattle, WA., 28-Aug-1987. Regd Oct-1987.

• N776BE Sold to Otter Administration LLC., Kirkland, WA., 15-Nov-1996.

• N776BF Re regd to Otter Administration, Kirkland, WA., 21-Mar-1997.

• N776BF Sold to Continental Aviation Services, Naples, FL., 05-May-1997.

Accident: Elko Municipal Airport, Elko, Nevada 21-Jul-1997. Veered sharply to left whilst landing and left the runway. The incident caused the nose gear to snap off. The cause was apportioned to the failure of maintenance personnel to correctly diagnose and correct a reoccurring nose gear steering problem, and the improperly tensioned nose wh19-Feb-1987eel steering actuator cables which provided the pilot with an erroneous cockpit indication that the nose gear was centred when it was cocked.

N776BF Sold to Embassy of United Arab Emirates, Military Attaché, Washington, DC., 25-Jun-2004. Canx 01-July-2004.

Flew via Sept-Iles, QC - Goose Bay, NL - Narsarsuaq, Greenland - Prestwick, UK, Oxford, UK 11/14-Jul-2004.

• A6-MBZ Transferred to Government of the United Arab Emirates, 01-Jul-2004.

• UAE 2255 Transferred to United Arab Emirates Air Force. Operated by the UAE Army's Special Operations Command's 18 Group, out of Sas al Nakhil, Abu Dhabi. 14-Nov-2005.

• Current •


C-GBOX when serving with Austin Airways.
Photo: DHC © 1980 - Erik Johannesson Collection
C-GBOX at Redding - KRDD, California, when leased.
Photo: John Kimberley © September 1981 - Erik Johannesson Collection
N776BE at Vancouver - CYVR, British Columbia.
Photo: John Kimberley © Date unknown - Erik Johannesson Collection
N776BF at Lake Taho - KTVL, California.
Photo: Richard Silagi © July 2000 - Michael J. Ody Collection