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• N126AS • N886EA • C-FOIJ


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

• N126AS de Havilland Canada Inc., Downsview, ON. Rolled out date 22-Apr-1981. First flight date unknown.

• N126AS Delivered to ASA - Atlantic Southeast Airlines, College Park, GA. 21-Apr-1981.

• N126AS Leased to MVA-Mississippi Valley Airlines, Moline, IL. 16-Jul-1984.

• N126AS Returned to ASA - Atlantic Southeast Airlines, College Park, GA. Oct-1984.

• N126AS Leased to Crown Airways (Allegheny Commuter), Washington Township, PA. 28-Nov-1984.

• N126AS Sold to Crown Airways (Allegheny Commuter), Washington Township, PA. 22-Oct-1986.

• N126AS Crown Airways, Dubois, PA (American Finance Group, Boston, MA) 20-Jan-1987.

• N126AS Sold to American Finance Group, Boston, MA, ec-1986 Regd Feb-1987.

• N126AS Leased to Brockway Air, Brockway, PA. Dec-1986.

• N126AS Returned to American Finance Group, Boston, MA, 01-Jun-1994.

• N126AS Sold to ERA Aviation Inc, Anchorage, AK. 02-Jun-1994.

• N886EA Re regd to ERA Aviation, Anchorage AK. 27-Jul-1994.

Accident Anchorage International Airport.10-Apr-2003 While the aircraft was being marshalled into a parking spot in the l-2 gate area at Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport, Anchorage, Alaska the aircraft's left wing tip brushed over the top of a parked ERA  Aviation service van. The left wing tip sustained major damage to the outboard flap hinge assembly. There were no injuries to the flight crew or passengers. Wing walkers were not utilized and only a single marshaller was being used for ground guidance.

• N886EA Sold to Ashe Aircraft Enterprises 23-Mar-2007.

• N886EA Transferred to Alberta Aircraft Leasing, Las Vegas, NV. 05-Apr-2007. Canx 11-Jun-2007.

• C-FOIJ Transferred to Beau Del Leasing, Calgary, AB, 11-Jun-2007.

Flew Springbank, AB - Boise, ID - Hollister, CA.

• PK-BRO Sold to Aviastar Mandiri, Jakarta, Indonesia. 12-Oct-2007.

Flew Honolulu, HI - Majuro, Marshall Islands - Jayapura, Indonesia 12/24-Oct-2007 on delivery.

Accident: Near Wamera 29-Jun-2009 The aircraft flew into the side of a mountain during a domestic cargo flight from Dekai to Wamena. The airplane departed Dekai about 15:30 carrying 1,600 kgs of cargo. The flight was in radio contact with Wamena from 15:54 until 16:00. Then contact was lost. The wreckage was sighted about a day later. The Papua Search and Rescue Team announced that the plane had crashed into a mountain slope in Tangma District, 9,600 feet above sea level. Wamena Airport is situated at the Baliem Valley with an airport elevation of 5085 feet and surrounded by mountains up to 12.000 feet high. The only navigation aid available is NDB " ZW". The instrument approach procedure is not available for this aerodrome. This aerodrome is VFR operation only. Three crew killed.

Written off

N126AS at Atlanta - KATL, Georgia.
Photo: Bryant Petitt © January 1984 - Michael J. Ody Collection
N886EA in earlier Era Aviation colours, at Kenai - PAEN, Alaska.
Photos: Ron Kosys © 03 August 1996 - Aird Archives
N886EA landin at Anchorage - PANC, Alaska.
Photo: Robbie Shaw © 29 April 2000
N886EA of ERA at Anchorage - PANC, Alaska.
Photo: Neil Aird © 13 September 2004