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DHC-6 Twin Otter Series 300
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Series 300

C-GDIU (7) • FAE-449 • N463BA


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

• C-GDIU (7) de Havilland Canada Inc., Downsview, ON. Rolled out date 26-Aug-1986. First flight date unknown

• FAE-449 Delivered to Fuerza Aérea Equatoriana / Ecuador Air Force, Operated by Escuadron Twin Otter & TAME. Handed over on 26-Dec-1986 and arrived at Quito – BA, Mariscal Sucre, Peru, on 05-Jan-1987.

Accident: Tena . 08-Jul-1992. Ran off the runway on landing - no further details - repaired,

Accident: Near Pastaza, Shell-Mera Airport. 20-Jan-2011. Crashed 15 minutes after take-off en route to Tena and was damaged beyond repair in the accident in the El Capricho area of Ecuador. The airplane was Seriesving isolated communities of the Amazon, as part of a special economic air program of the ECORAE - Instituto para el Ecodesarrollo Regional Amazónico. There were five fatalities.

• N463BA Aviation Management Sales LLC., Port St. Lucie, FL. Regd 20-Aug-2012.

• N463BA National Aerotech Aviation Delaware Inc., Hampton, GA., & later Wilmington, DE., 22-May-2013. Regd 05-Aug-2013.

Note: Aircraft rebuilt by National Aerotech during 2013/2014.

Flew 29-Mar-2015 Hampton, GA Macon, GA - Fort Lauderdale-Executive, FL 30-Mar-2015 Fort Lauderdale-Executive, FL - Providenciales, Turks & Caicos - Saint Croix, USVI - Bridgetown, Barbados.

• N463BA Leased to SVG Air, Arnos Vale, St Vincent. Grenadine Air Alliance, 30 Mar-2015. Canx 11-Jun-2015.

• J8-GAW Re registered to SVG Air, Arnos Vale, St Vincent. Grenadine Air Alliance, Jun-2015.

• J8-GAW Leased to Trans Island Air 2000, Bridgetown by Nov-2017.

Note: Noted parked at Saint Lucia-Castries by 29-Nov-2017 in full Grenadine Air Alliance c/s. Repainted into Trans Island Air 2000 c/s (without titles) by Mar-2018, again noted at Saint Lucia-Castries as such.

Note: Trans Island Air (2000) suspended operations on 18-Apr-2018, and the aircraft is now for sale.

• Current •


FAE-449 at Miami - KMIA, Florida.
Photo: Eddy Gual © December 1986 - Michael J. Ody Collection
N463BA at Hampton / Tara Field - 4A7, Georgia.
Photo: Unknown photographer © 29 March 2015 - Erik Johannesson Collection