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DHC-6 Twin Otter Series 300
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Series 300



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

• C-GRBY de Havilland Canada Inc., Downsview, ON. Rolled out date Feb-1981. First flight Feb-1981.

• C-GRBY Delivered to NorOntair, 12-Mar-1981.

• C-GRBY Operated by Air Dale from 31-Mar-1981.

• C-GRBY Returned to NorOntair ,10-Jul1996.

• P2-MCF Sold to MBA-Milne Bay Air, Port Moresby, PNG., 30-Jan-1997.

• P2-MCF Change of name to Airlines of Papua-New Guinea, Port Moresby, PNG, Apr-2001.

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

• PK-BRM Aviastar Mandiri, Jakarta, Indonesia. Regd Mar-2015.

Accident: Bajaja Mount, District of Luwu, South Sulawesi, Indonesia. 02-Oct-2015. The aircraft was being operated by Aviastar Mandiri as a scheduled passenger flight with flight number MV7503. The aircraft departed from Masamba/Andi Jemma Airport intended destination to Makassar-Sultan Hasanuddin International Airport on the island of South Sulawesi in Indonesia.

The pilot-in-command acted as Pilot Flying while the second-in-command acted as pilot monitoring. According to the flight plan clearance issued by Andi Jemma Airport Air Traffic Information Seriesvice (ATIS) the pilot intended to fly VFR with altitude of 8000 feet and fly a direct route from Masamba to Makassar. The aircraft departed from Masamba at 06:25 UTC (14:25 LT) and estimated time of arrival Makassar at 07:39 UTC.

A partial cloud formation was present at about 60 nautical miles from Masamba on the direct track to Makassar around Mount Bajaja and Mount Latimojong.

At 06:36 UTC, the pilot informed the Ujung Pandang Information officer that the aircraft had reached 8,000 feet. One minute later the pilots discussed to fly direct to Barru from their current position. Barru is a town located at about 45 Nm north of Makassar. Both pilots agreed to fly direct and the second-in-command (SIC) explained the experience of flying direct on the flight before. A few seconds later the SIC suggested to delay the direct flight for a while. At 06:50 UTC, the PIC told the SIC that he wanted to climb and the CVR stopped recording. The aircraft impacted treetops and crashed on the top of a mountain at an elevation of 7,734 feet. Two crew and 8 passengers died. The wreckage was located on Bajaja Mount on 5-October-2015.


C-GRBY of norOntair.
Photo: Chet Eleveld © August 1981 - Michael J. Ody Collection
C-GRBY at Thinder Bay - CYQT, Ontario.
Photo: Keith Fox © Late 1980's - Aird Archives
P2-MCF of MBA, at Camarillo, California.
Photo: Unknown photographer © 07 February 1997 - Kenneth I. Swartz Collection
P2-MCF at Cairns - YBCS, Queensland.
Photo: Unknown photographer © Date unknown - Erik Johannesson Collection
P2-MCF at Port Moresby - AYPY, Papua New Guinea.
Photo: Joe Barr © 30 September 2006
P2-MCF in revised colours.
Photo: Unknown photographer © 06 September 2007 - Erik Johannesson Collection