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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

• FAF-742 de Havilland Canada Inc., Downsview, ON. Rolled out unknown date in 1981. First flight unknown date in 1981.

• FAF-742 Delivered to French Air Force, Escadron de Transportes Outre Mer 52, New Caledonia ( 52-LG / F-RALG), 27-Feb-1981.

• FAF-742 Change of unit French Air Force, Escadron de Transportes 65 ( 65-CB / F-RACB), Jun-1987.

• FAF-742 Change of unit French Air Force, Escadron d' Experimentation et de Transport 06/330 (  -IA / F-**IA) 1997.

• FAF-742 Change of unit French Air Force, Escadron de Transportes 65 (65-CB / F-RACB), Aug-2000. Marks worn as early as Aug-1987.

Accident: Near the village of El Thamad, about 80km from the town of Nakh in the Sinai Desert, Egypt 06-May-2007 The Twin Otter was owned by the French Air Force and operated on behalf of the Multinational Force and Observers (MFO) in the Egyptian / Israeli border in the Sinai Peninsula. The airplane departed the El Gora Air Base at 07:46 on a flight to Santa Katarina (SKV). Preliminary information suggests that the pilot attempted an emergency landing on a road. It collided with a truck and crashed. Two crew and ten passengers were killed.

Written off

742 / 52-LG at Downsview- CYZD, Ontario.
Photo: Fred Guthrie - DHC © 27 February 1981 - Rainer Haufschild Collection - Aird Archives
Photo: Fred Guthrie - DHC © February 1981 - Erik Johannesson Collection
742 / 52-LG at Eagle Farm / Brisbane - YBBN, Queensland.
Photo: Unknown photographer © August 1981 - John Rodger Collection - Aird Archives
742 / 65-CB at Balen / Keiheuval - EBKH, Belgium.
Photo: GVB © 23 August 1987 - Kenneth I. Swartz Collection - Aird Archives