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DHC-6 Twin Otter Series 200HG™
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Built as Series-100 (later Series 200HG)



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

• CF-WTE de Havilland Canada Inc., Downsview, ON. Rolled out 27-Dec-1967. First flight 05-Feb-1968.

Aircraft made a round-the-world sales tour flight in 1968.

Note from Sheldon D. Benner: Wilhelm returned the aircraft to Downsview after the world sales tour finished in Japan.  He flew it from Tokyo to Guam, Honolulu then to San Franciso in 3 steps that took about 15 hours each

• CF-WTE Leased to Georgian Bay Airways, Parry Sound, ON. Delivered 14-Jul-1969.

• CF-WTE Returned to de Havilland Canada Inc. Regd 25-Jul-1969.

• CF-WTE Leased to Nordair Artic, Frobisher Bay, NT., Regd Aug-1969.

• CF-WTE Returned to de Havilland Canada Inc. Regd Nov-1969.

• CF-WTE La Ronge Aviation, La Ronge, SK. Regd 19-Dec-1969.

Accident: Banks Island, NT 72,59N 122.30W. 25-Nov-1971. The pilot commenced descent from 2,500ft. Lights at the destination camp were temporarily lost due to what was thought to be patches of fog. The pilot crossed the strip at 2,000ft descending in a 270° wide turn to 1,000ft to line up with the strip. Lights did not become visible again after the turn inbound and the aircraft struck ground 2 miles short of the strip at 800ft. No navigation or radio aids were available. Substantial damage suffered to the aircraft. No injury to two crew and two passengers.

• C-FWTE Re regd to, La Ronge Aviation, La Ronge, SK. Regd Nov-1978.

• C-FWTE Leased to Brooker Wheaton Aviation, Edmonton, AB. Regd Feb-1983. Canx 12-Apr-1983.

• C-FWTE Returned to La Ronge Aviation, La Ronge, SK. Regd 10-May-1983. Canx 25-May-1983.

• C-FWTE Walsten Air Services (1986) Ltd., Kenora, ON. Regd 18-Jun-1993 & 12-Jul-1993.

• C-FWTE West Coast Air, Vancouver, BC, Regd 05-Mar-2007 & 12-Aug-2010. Removed from register and exported to USA 25-Feb-2014.

• N901RT Ikhana Group Inc., Murrieta, CA. Regd 26-Feb-2014. Canx 06-Dec-2015.

Airworthiness date 31-Aug-2015.

Flew 27-Nov-2015 Murrieta, CA - Caldwell-Industrial, ID 28-Nov-2015 Caldwell-Industrial, ID - Calgary-Int'l, AB. 01-Dec-2015 Calgary-Int'l, AB - Churchill, MB. 02-Dec-2015 Churchill, MB - Iqaluit, NU. 05-Dec-2015 Iqaluit, NU - Keflavík, Iceland. 06/07-Dec-2015 Keflavík, Iceland - Malmö, Sweden - Dubrovnik, Croatia. 08-Dec-2015 Dubrovnik, Croatia - Hurghada, Egypt. 09-Dec-2015 Hurghada, Egypt - Dubai-Nad Al Sheba

• DU-SD7 Skydive Dubai, United Arab Emirates. Regd 15-Dec-2015.

• A6-SD7 Re registered to Skydive Dubai, United Arab Emirates. Oct-2019 .

• Current •


CF-WTE DHC demo machine, at Hannover - EDDV, Germany.
Photo: Rainer Haufschild © 27 April 1968 - Aird Archives
CF-WTE in quasi military scheme at Toronto - CYYZ.
Photo: Sheldon D. Benner © 23 October 1968
CF-WTE demo machine, at Toronto Island Airport - CYTZ.
Photo: Sheldon D. Benner © 02 November 1968
C-FWTE at La Ronge, Saskatchewan.
Photo: John Kimberley © November 1977 - Erik Johannesson Collection
C-FWTE at the Kenora Town dock, Ontario.
Photos: Neil Aird © 13 July 1995
C-FWTE arriving and departing the inner harbour at Victoria.
Photos: Neil Aird © 31 May 2007
Photos: Neil Aird © 13 June 2007
C-FWTE WESTCOAST AIR fleet number 603.
Photo: Unknown photographer © May 2012 - John Mounce Collection - Aird Archives
Photo: Terry Fletcher © 05 July 2012
C-FWTE at CYWH awaiting next leg.
Photo: John W. Olafson © 28 August 2012
C-FWTE at Vancouver's Coal Harbour base.
Photo: Thomas Woodtli © 17 March 2013
C-FWTE earning her keep.
Photo: Ron Kosys © 03 June 2013 - Aird Archives
C-FWTE showing her sleek profile at CXH.
Photos: Ron Kosys © 05 June 2013 - Aird Archives
C-FWTE left the Canadian register 25 February 2014 as exported to USA.
Photo: Dirk Septer © 31 January 2014
N901RT at Calgary - CYYC, Alberta.
Photo: Unknown photographer © 29 November 2015 - Erik Johannesson Collection