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DHC-6 Twin Otter Series 300
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Series 300

C-GERL (4) • TR-LAK • C-FTJD • 5N-BFW • 8Q-HIH


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

• C-GERL (4) de Havilland Canada Inc., Downsview, ON. Rolled out date 13-May-1982. First flight May-1982.

• TR-LAK Delivered to Compagnie de Constructions Internationales-Eurotrag, Libreville, Gabon. 20-May-1982.

Note: CCI Eurotrag was the consortium building the Transgabonais railway that began in 1974.

• C-FTJD Sold to Davrit Enterprises, Richmond, Vancouver, BC., 27-Aug-1987. Regd 06-Apr-1988.

Flew via Casablanca, Morocco - Glasgow, UK - Reykjavík, Iceland 27/29-Aug-1987 on delivery to Canada.

Noted at Springbank, AB 24-Sep-1987 in full CCI c/s, still painted as TR-LAK with Canadian registration in tape.

• (C-GTJD) Incorrectly painted at Springbank, Calgary, AB., 08-Nov-1987.

• C-FTJD Sold to Interhome Energy Inc., Toronto, ON., 12-Jan-1989.

• C-FTJD Name changed to Interprovincial Pipeline Inc., Toronto, ON., 24-. May-1991. Regd 28-Jun-1991. Canx 19-Jun-1995.

Flew via Goose Bay, NL - Reykjavík, Iceland 13-Jun-1995 on delivery to Redhill, UK for Bristow Helicopters.

• 5N-BFW Sold to Bristow Helicopters Nigeria, Lagos, Nigeria, 19-Jun-1995.

• 8Q-HIH Leased to Hummingbird Airways, Male, MI., 06-Aug-1999.

• 8Q-HIH Change of name to Trans Maldivian Airways, Male, MI., 30-Jan-2000.

• 8Q-TME Re regd to Trans Maldivian Airways, Male, MI., (Hummingbird Island Airlines Ltd., Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands), 02-Jul-2003.

• 8Q-TME Maldivian Air Taxi, Male, Maldives, 27-Mar-2013; registered to Trans Maldivian Airways Pvt., Ltd., Male 15-Aug-2013.

Incident: Atmosphere Kanifushi Resort, in the Lhaviyani Atoll 21-Sep-2015 The aircraft, was moored at Kanifushi Island Resort overnight. In the morning the aircraft was found to be partially submerged. The right hand float was submerged, along with the right hand wing up to the no.2 engine. It would appear that there is no significant structural damage other than what will have been caused by the sea water.

• Current •


C-FTJD / TR-LAK at Springbank - CYBW, Alberta.
Photo: Anthony J. Hickey © September 1987 - Michael J. Ody Collection
C-FTJD at Winnipeg - CYWG, Manitoba.
Photo: Tim Martin © 16 August 1994
8Q-TME of TRANS MALDIVIAN AIRWAYS at Male, Maldive Islands.
Photo: Thomas Jones © 01 December 2014