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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-GCJE de Havilland Canada Inc., Downsview, ON. Rolled out date 18-Apr-1980. First flight 18-Apr-1980.

(• C-GCJE) Ordered but not delivered to CCIC - Consolidated Contractor 01-May-1980.

• C-GCJE de Havilland Canada Inc., Downsview, ON. On CCAR for May-1981.

• 9XR-KC Re regd to de Havilland Canada Inc., Downsview, ON., Aug-1981.

• 9XR-KC Delivered to Air Rwanda, Kigali, Rwanda, 02-Sep-1981.

• OY-SLI Sold to Sataircraft, Copenhagen, DK., 14-Sep-1992.

• YJ-RV10 Sold to Vanair, Port Vila, Vanuatu, 28-Apr-1993.

• YJ-RV10 Merged into Air Vanuatu, Port Vila, Vanuatu, Apr-2001.

Incident: Walaha 01-Oct-2016. An Air Vanuatu de Havilland DHC-6-300 Twin Otter, registration YJ-RV10 performing flight NF-228 from Espiritu Santo to Walaha (Vanuatu) with 19 passengers and one crew, was on short final to Walaha about 20-30 seconds prior to touch down when the elevator control cable fractured and snapped. The pilot was able to maintain control and continued for a safe landing. The airline reported that the pilot noticed an irregularity on the elevator control while on short final about 20-30 seconds prior to touchdown. A subsequent examination of the aircraft revealed the component failure. The fractured elevator control cable, that had been manufactured in New Zealand, was about 6 months old. All aircraft fleetwide were immediately inspected but no further fault was found.

Note: Test flown from Cairns, QLD 12-Jun-2017 following maintenance. The aircraft has been present in Cairns since arriving from Vanuatu on 03-Mar-2017.

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C-GCJE in picnic area at Downsview.
Photo: Sheldon D. Benner © August 1980 - Michael J. Ody Collection
C-GCJE at Zurich - LSZH, Switzerland.
Photo: Unknown photographer © September 1981
9XR-KC of AIR RWANDA looking rather "hurt" at Zurich - LSZH, Switzerland.
Photo: Peter Frei © 20 March 1983 - Erik Johannesson Collection
YJ-RV10 in heavy maintenance, at Port Vila.
Photo: Joe Barr © 30 November 2004
YJ-RV10 in service at Port Vila / Bauerfield - NVVV, Vanuatu.
Photo: Paul Howard © 21 July 2015 - Erik Johannesson Collection