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DHC-6 Twin Otter Series 300
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Series 300

C-GCVZ • AP-BCG • N726JM • P2-EMO • C-GALU (3) • J8-MIA


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

• C-GCVZ de Havilland Canada Inc., Downsview, ON. Rolled out date 11-Sep-1980. First flight 11-Sep-1980.

• C-GCVZ Delivered to Austin Airways, Timmins, ON, 11-Nov-1980. Canx 27-May-1982.

• C-GCVZ Leased to Air Creebec, Val D'Or, QC., 10-Jun-1982. Canx 05-Feb-1985.

• C-GCVZ Returned to Austin Airways, Timmins, ON., Feb-1985 Canx 05-Feb-1985 on export to Pakistan.

Note: Painted as AP-BCG and arrived at Toronto 06-Feb-1985 in full Air Creebec colours with small PIA stickers.

 It was fitted with long range tanks on 07-Feb-1985 and departed on 07-Feb-1985.

• AP-BCG Sold to PIA-Pakistan International Airlines, 06-Feb-1985 Named “Mangla Dam”.

Accident: Islamabad, 15-Sep-1985 collided with DHC-6 AP-BCH in bad weather and 70 mph winds - badly damaged – repaired.

• AP-BCG Returned to Seriesvice with PIA-Pakistan International Airlines, 23-Dec-1985. De registered 12-Aug-2006.

• N726JM Sold to F & M Aviation LLC., Wilmington, DE. Regd 16-Sep-2006. Canx 29-Mar-2007.

Note: Remained in Pakistan through end of 2006, and flew via Malta-Luqa 26-Jan-2007 on delivery to USA.

• N726JM Emerald Air, Port Moresby, PNG. Delivered 20-Mar-2007.

• P2-EMO Emerald Air, Port Moresby, PNG (PNG Air Later Airlines PNG) Boroka NCD. 29-Mar-2007.

• P2-EMO PNG Air (Later Airlines PNG), Boroka, NCD. 16-Apr-2008.

Accident: Kikori, PNG 18-Jan-2010 Left runway on take-off, collided with trees and came to a halt down an embankment.

Note: Seen stored at Port Moresby, PNG Aug-2014.

Note: Following ferry tank installation, C-GALU departed Mount Hagen, PNG 27-May-2016 and flew to Tokua and Majuro.

Note Reported as officially registered 18- May-2016.

Flew 02/05-Jun-2016 Flew Mount Hagen, PNG - Rabaul, PNG – Majuro, Marshall Islands - Honolulu, HI - Klamath Falls, OR - Calgary-Int'l, AB. for overhaul and refurbishment at Regent Aircraft Seriesvices.

• C-GALU (3) Gravitas Aviation Ltd., West Vancouver, BC. Imported 05 May or 16-Jun-2017. Regd 29-Jun-2017. Canx 24-Oct-2017. Exported to Antigua and Barbuda.

• J8-MIA Air Adelphi (Mustique), St Vincent and Grenadines. Regd 24-Oct-2017.

• J8-RAF Air Adelphi (Mustique), St Vincent and Grenadines. Re regd Oct-2017.

Note: Air Adelphi is based on Mustique, a private island in the Caribbean archipelago of St. Vincent and the Grenadines, Air Adelphi is owned by The Mustique Company. It had previously operated four Twin Otters on island transfer flights to Mustique from each of Barbados and St. Lucia Vigie.

Note: Has received a full exterior / interior structural mechanical overhaul completed by Regent Aircraft Seriesvices as well as Avionics and engine upgrades. Date unknown.

• Current •

C-GCVZ at Val d'Or - CYVO, Québec.
Photo: John Kimberley © July 1982 - Erik Johannesson Collection
AP-BCG at Toronto - CYYZ, Ontario.
Photo: Michael J. Ody © February 1985
P2-EMO of EMERALD AVIATION, at Cairns - YBCS, Queensland.
Photo: Unknown photographer © 27 October 2007
C-GALU at Calgary - CYYC, Alberta.
Photo: Unknown photographer © 06 June 2016
C-GALU at Calgary - CYYC, Alberta.
Photo: Regent © September 2017