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DHC-6 Twin Otter Series 300
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Series 300

C-GDKL (5) • A40-DB


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

• C-GDKL (5) de Havilland Canada Inc., Downsview, ON. Rolled out date 13-Jul-1984. First flight date unknown.

• A40-DB Delivered to Oman Aviation Services, Seeb, Muscat, 03-Aug-1984.

Flew via Keflavík - Amsterdam 11-Aug-1984 on delivery to Oman.

Accident: Khasab, Oman, 05-Dec-1991. When landing in heavy rain nose gear failed and it ran off the runway – repaired.

• A40-DB Returned to Service with Oman Aviation, Seeb, Muscat. 22-Apr-1992

• 7O-ADK Sold to Yemenia, Sana’a, Yemen. 20-Mar-2001

Incident: An-Naeem Airstrip, Yemen, 23-Jun-2007. The aircraft had just arrived at An Naeem Airstrip, located near an Occidental Petroleum oil exploration area when a security guard opened fire with an automatic weapon. Two crew and four passengers were apparently hit in the shooting and one passenger later died. The aircraft sustained substantial damage.

Status unknown


A40-DB of OMAN AVIATION, at Amsterdam - EHAM, Netherlands.
Photo: Peter DeGroot © 11 August 1984 - Erik Johannesson Collection
Photo: Paul Zethof © 11 August 21984 - John Mounce Collection - Aird Archives