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DHC-6 Twin Otter Series 300
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Series 300



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

• C-GDKL (7) de Havilland Canada Inc., Downsview, ON. Rolled out date 31-Oct-1985. First flight date unknown.

• C-GIQS Re regd to Worldwide Aircraft Ferrying, 12-Dec-1985.

• 9N-ABX Delivered to Royal Nepal Airlines, Kathmandu, Nepal, 10-Jan-1986

• 9N-ABX Change of name to Nepal Airlines, Kathmandu, Nepal, in 2007.

Accident: Kangel Danda Airfield 19-Apr-2010. The aircraft  was damaged during a landing at Kangel Danda Airfield, Nepal. The aircraft, operated by Royal Nepal Airlines had left Kathmandu-Tribhuvan Airport (KTM) on a domestic flight to Phaplu Airport (PPL) with Kangel Danda as designated alternate airport. It was unable to land at Phaplu due to poor weather. The crew decided to divert to their alternate, the remote mountainous airstrip at Kangel Danda. The airplane touched down on its nose gear first, caused some minor damage in the nose section (station 60).

Note: Will undergo the upgrade program that was tendered back in 2015 for installation of TAWS and TCAS, as well as wing repair (replacement?). 9N-ABX has been grounded at Kathmandu for about five years. The company also acquired a needed replacement engine for 9N-ABX in late 2016, but it was instead installed on 9N-ABT, the only serviceable Twin Otter at the time.

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C-GDKL at Downsview - CYZD, ready for Nepal delivery.
Photo: Unknown photographer © November 1985 - Michael J. Ody Collection
C-GIQS at Toronto - CYYZ, bound for Royal Nepal Airlines - शाही नेपाल बायुसेवा.
Photo: Ray Moneta © December 1985 - Michael J. Ody Collection
9N-ABX at Kathmandu / Tribhuvan - VNKT, Nepal.
Photo: Kurt Roth E March 1986