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DHC-6 Twin Otter Series 300
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Series 300

C-GDFT (8) • 9XR-KD • N190JM • C-FTLQ


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

• C-GDFT (8) de Havilland Canada Inc., Downsview, ON. Rolled out date 14-Aug-1985. First flight date unknown.

• 9XR-KD Delivered to Air Rwanda, Kigali, Rwanda, 03-Sep-1985.

Flew via Plymouth - Lisbon 05-Oct-1985 on delivery.

• 9XR-KD Transfer to Alliance Air Express, Kigali, Rwanda, 01-Mar-1998.

Accident: Lubotu, Zaire, 17-Aug-1999. The Twin Otter was flying cargo from Kigali to an airstrip on a widened road near Lobutu. Using GPS the crew managed to break through clouds near the airstrip. Visibility of 1km however caused the crew to land 3km past the prepared strip. The wing struck an embankment causing the aircraft to be damaged beyond repair. Two crew were uninjured but the aircraft was written off.

• N190JM Sold to F & M Aviation, Wilmington, DE., (reportedly for parts recovery), 15-Nov-2006.Regd 14-Feb-2008.

Delivered via road and sea transport to Airdrie, AB for rebuild by Erwin Aero.

• C-FTLQ Sold to BBS Aircraft, Saskatoon, SK., 03-Mar-2008. Canx 30-May-2008.

Flew Calgary, AB - Spokane, WA - North Bend, OR - Honolulu, HI – Christmas Island – Apia, Samoa 17/20-May-2008 on delivery.

• 5W-FAW Sold to Polynesian Airlines, Apia, Samoa, 30-May-2008.

• 5W-FAW Transfer to Samoa Airways, Apia, Samoa, 01-Nov-2017.

• Current •


9XR-KD gets reborn.
Photo: Erwin Aero © Date unknown
C-FTLQ a coat of gloss white!
Photo: Erwin Aero © Date unknown
Photo: Erwin Aero © Date unknown
C-FTLQ unmarked, doing engine runs.
Photo: Erwin Aero © February 2008
5W-FAW at Apia / Faeolo - NSAP, Samoa.
Photo: Christian Laugier © July 2009 - Erik Johannesson Collection