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DHC-6 Twin Otter Series 300
PK-YRU
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Series 300

N107AC • ZK-FQL • A3-FQL • VH-VHP

PK-YRU

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

• N107AC de Havilland Canada Inc., Downsview, ON. Rolled out date 09-Apr-1980. First flight 09-Apr-1980.

• N107AC Delivered to Southern Jersey A/W, Atlantic City, NJ., 24-Apr-1980.

• N107AC Sold to GPA Jetprop Inc., Stamford, CT., 18-Apr-1988. Canx 04-May-1988.

• ZK-FQL Leased to Friendly Island Airways, Nuku'Alofa, Tonga, 05-May-1988.

• ZK-FQL Change of name to Royal Tongan Airlines, Nuku'Alofa, Tonga, May-1989.

• A3-FQL Re regd Royal Tongan Airlines, Nuku'Alofa, Tonga, 31-Mar-1993.

• VH-VHP Sold to Hawker Pacific Aircraft, Mascot, NSW., 10-Dec-2004.

• VH-VHP Sold to Nordic Aviation Contractors, Billund, Denmark, 08-Jun-2006.

• PK-YRU Sold to Trigana Air Seriesvices, Jakarta, Indonesia, 19-Jul-2006.

Accident Mulia Airport (LII). Indonesia. 01-Jun-2007 The aircraft left the runway and impacted a ditch and rocks on the right shoulder of the runway. Main-wheel tire marks for more than 65 meters on the runway indicated that heavy braking action was being applied to the left brake. The aircraft was substantially damaged. None of the occupants were injured.

The handling pilot was undergoing captaincy training under the supervision of an instructor. The investigation was unable to determine why the aircraft commenced veering to the right during the early acceleration phase of the take-off. The pilots continued the take-off and directional control was lost during the take-off roll. The instructor pilot was unable to regain directional control of the aircraft before it left the runway. No aircraft or system defect was found that could have contributed to the pilots’ inability to maintain directional control during the take-off roll. The pilot under training stated that "things happened fast" and he was "unaware that the power levers were still in the full-on position” but was "conscious that his left hand was on the steering handle". He said that he did not immediately respond to a shout from the instructor to not use the steering handle.

Mulia Airport (LII). Indonesia. 01-Jun-2007

Accident. Enarotali, Papua 11-Jan-2015 A Trigana Air de Havilland DHC-6-300 Twin Otter, registration PK-YRU performing a positioning flight from Timika to Enarotali [WABT] (Indonesia) with 2 crew, landed at Enarotali in clear weather but strong gusting winds and veered off the runway at 13:30L (04:30Z). The aircraft came to a stop off the runway with the nose gear collapsed and damage to the nose section and a propeller. No injuries incurred.

The aircraft positioned to Enarotali to pick up passengers. Enarotali features a runway 08/26 of 765 meters/2500 feet length at an elevation of 5,800 feet MSL. The local weather station reported scattered cloud at 12:00L, westerly winds at 5.6kph (3 knots), visibility 8,000 meters, temperature 23 degrees C, dew point 16 degrees C. At 15:00L the weather station reported overcast cloud, southerly winds at 1.9 kph (1 knot), 3,000 meters visibility, 20 degrees C, dew point 14 degrees C. No Metars are available.

Incident: Kenyam Airstrip. Indonesia. 25-Jun-2018. After landing, the plane was shot at by Papua separatists. The airframe sustained bullet holes. The captain was injured as a result of a gunshot. This was the second similar incident in three days. The aircraft carried 18 personnel who were to be deployed to guard a local election to be held on June 27, 2018.

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N107AC of ALLEGHENY COMMUTER, at Philadelphia - KPHL, Pennsylvania.
Photo: Joe Lezark © 21 September 1984 - Michael J. Ody Collection
A3-FQL of ROYAL TONGAN AIRLINES in earlier livery.
Photo: Unknown photographer © 1993 - John Mounce Collection - Aird Archives
VH-VHP of ROYAL TONGAN at Cairns - YBCS, Queensland.
Photo: Paul Howard © 2007 - Erik Johannesson Collection
PK-YRU of TRIGANA AIR at Wamena - WAJW, Indonesia.
Photo: Tufan Sevincel © Date unknown