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DHC-6 Twin Otter Series 300
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Series 300

C-GDIU (5)


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

• C-GDIU (5) de Havilland Canada Inc., Downsview, ON. Rolled out date 19-Feb-1985. First flight date unknown.

• ET-AIO Delivered to Ethiopian Airlines, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, 06-Mar-1985.

Note: Ferried via Reykjavik, Iceland – Biggin Hill, UK 20-Mar-1985 Rome Ciampino and Cairo, Egypt-23 Mar-1985 en route to Ethiopia.

Crashed: Addiis Ababa, Ethiopia. 22-Oct-1995 When descending into Addis Ababa, Flight "ET 173" from Dessie collided with a large bird (white backed vulture - 6kg). The windshields failed and the Twin Otter made an emergency descend into Bole. When making forced landing 300m South of the runway, the aircraft fell into a depression and ground looped.

Written off

C-GDIU of ETHIOPIAN, at Downsview - CYZD, Ontario.
Photo: Michael J. Ody © March 1985
ET-AIO at Biggin Hill - EGKB, United Kingdom.
Photo: Unknown photographer © March 1985
ET-AIO at home in Addis Ababa - HAAB, Ethiopia.
Photo: Unknown photographer © Date unknown - John Mounce Collection - Aird Archives