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DHC-6 Twin Otter Series 300
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Series 300

C-GCGN • HK-2444X • FAP-230 • N7020G • N237SA • TI-BBF


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

• C-GCGN de Havilland Canada Inc., Downsview, ON. Rolled out date 16-Apr-1980. First flight 16-Apr-1980.

• HK-2444X Delivered to ACES - Aerolineas Centrales Colombia 30-May-1980.

• FAP-230 Panamanian Air Force / Fuerza Aérea Pananeña, 28-Aug-1984 Canx Sep-1988.

• N7020G Sold to Scenic Airlines (Twin Otter Intl. Ltd.)  North Las Vegas, NV., 07-Sep-1988.

• N237SA Re regd to Scenic Airlines, Mar-1989.

• N237SA Leased to Scenic / Skywest Airlines Nov-1993.

Incident. 04-May-1955. According to the crew while taking off on runway 34 at 60 knots the aircraft was hit with a gust of wind and veered 20 degrees to the left exiting the runway and becoming airborne. The aircraft then touched down in the sand in rough terrain. They stated that the aircraft was on the ground for three to four seconds hitting ruts until finally becoming airborne again. The following day an FAA inspector on scene obSeriesved the landing gear tracks in the sand traveling 1500 feet from the runway departure point. The crew continued the takeoff and failed to report the event at their destination. A panel at the tail skid was later found broken and on 10-May-2000, during a scheduled inspection, the engine inboard mount longeron was found broken.

Incident. 03-Jun-2001. The aircraft executed a go around and subsequently encountered engine failure prior to landing at North Las Vegas, NV airport, safely. After extensive inspections, and ground runs, engine was removed and returned to maintenance facility for futher inspection.

• N237SA Gloster Ltd., Las Vegas, NV. Regd 15-Sep-2003

Note: A vistaliner conversion. Date unknown.

• TI-BBF Nature Air San José, Costa Rica. Leased 12-Feb-2006.

Airworthiness Date Standard. Aerial Survey 17-May-2011.

• N683AR Twin Otter International, Las Vegas, NV. Reserved 21-Nov-2008. Regd 29-Sep-2010.

• N683AR Gloster Ltd., Grand Junction, CO. Operated by Twin Otter International. Re regd 15-May-2012 & 16-Jan 2015.

Note: Operated by U.S. Forest Seriesvice Twin Otter Smokejumpers fleet. Based Winnemucca, NV for summer 2013.

• Current •

HK-2444X of aces COLOMBIA at Downsview - CYZD, Ontario.
Photo: Unknown photographer © July 1980 - Michael J. Ody Collection
HK-2444X at Medellin, Colombia.
Photo: Unknown photographer © March 1982
N-7020G at Las Vegas - KLAS, Nevada.
Photo: Dave Dunsmore © February 1989 - Michael J. Ody Collection
N237SA at Phoenix / Scottsdale - 5CF, Arizona.
Photo: Erik Johannesson © Date unknown
TI-BBF of Nature Air at Pavas - MRPV, Costa Rica.
Photo: Unknown photographer © September 2010 - Michael J. Ody Collection