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DHC-6 Twin Otter Series 400
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• Registration • Activity and details of Owner/Operator and other historical information

• C-GNVA (2) Viking Air Ltd., Sidney, BC. 20-Mar-2012. Canx 09-Sep-2013 on export to Russian Federation.

Note: Flight tested on 27,28 30-Apr-2012.

Flew Calgary, AB – Spokane, WA 12-May-2012 for painting and retuned Spokane, WA – Victoria, BC 26-May-2012 after painting.

Ferried 26-Oct-2012 Victoria, BC - Ketchikan, AK 27-Oct-2012 Ketchikan, AK - Anchorage, AK 28-Oct-2012 Anchorage, AK - Nome, AK - Nome, AK - Anadyr-Ugolny, Russia. Delivered to Vityaz Avia at Anadyr-Ugolny, Russia arriving 28-Oct-2012.

• C-GNVA (2) Chukotavia Air Company, Anadyr-Ugolny, (Vityaz-Aero) Russia. Delivered Nov-2012.

• RA-67282 Chukotavia Air Company, Anadyr-Ugolny, (Vityaz-Aero) Russia. Regd 09-Sep-2013.

Accident: Anadyr, Russia. 05-Feb-2014 Nose gear failed after runway excursion on landing at Anadyr-Ugolny following a scheduled service from Cross Bay (Zaliv Kresta), Chukotka. The aircraft sustained fairly typical station 60 damage, as can be seen in the photo. There were no injuries to the nine on board. Following the accident the aircraft underwent repairs in a joint project between Viking Air and Zimex Aviation, on behalf of Chukotavia Air Company. The aircraft was test flown from Anadyr on 20-Nov-2014 was returned to service.

 Chukotavia de Havilland DHC-6-400 Twin Otter, registration RA-67282 performing a flight from Zaliv Kresta to Anadyr (Russia) with 7 passengers and 2 crew, landed on Anadyr's runway but veered off the runway at about 14:18L (02:18Z) and came to a stop with the nose gear collapsed. There were no injuries, the aircraft received substantial damage.

The airport reported the aircraft had already touched down and was in the roll out when a strong gust of wind caused the aircraft to veer off the runway

On Jun 23rd 2015 Russia's Far Eastern Transport Investigation Department reported, that the commander, pilot flying, lowered the nose onto the runway without decrabbing the aircraft causing the aircraft to veer off the runway while landing in strong cross wind. The aircraft received damage of about 75 million rubels (about 1.2 million Euros, 1.4 million USD). A criminal case has been brought forward against the commander.

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C-GNVA taxiing at Victoria - CYYJ, British Columbia.
Photo: Tim Martin © 25 May 2012
C-GNVA sharing a hangar with shipmate C-GFVT (msn 860).
Photo: Ben Cogger © 27 October 2012
C-GNVA ready for Russia, at Anchorage - PANC, Alaska.
Photo: Ben Cogger © 28 October 2012
RA-67282 at Anadyr - UHMA, Russia.
Photo: Mikhail A. Mardamshin © 20 November 2014
RA-67282 showing wheel-ski gear.
Photo: Mikhail A. Mardamshin ©