Saturday, 27 August 2016

Aircraft Update for 27-Aug-2016



883 - DHC-6-400 9M-SSB MASWings, Kota Kinabalu

Left paved surface of runway, and into an adjacent field while landing at Marudi, Malaysia 27-Aug-2016. The aircraft was arriving from Miri, and there were no injuries.

Interestingly, almost exactly a year ago to the day (26-Aug-2015) 9M-SSB was involved in a very similar runway excursion on landing at Mukah, Malaysia. The aircraft in that case was arriving from Miri.

Photo by Marudi Fire & Rescue

Friday, 26 August 2016

Aircraft Update for 26-Aug-2016



557 - DHC-6-300 9A-TOA European Coastal Airlines, Split


Following successful regulatory inspections, 9A-TOA is expected to return to service tomorrow, 27-Aug-2016 on the Split - Mali Losinj - Pula - Novalja routes. The inspection of the balance of the Twin Otter fleet (and their accompanying documentation) remains underway by the Croatian authorities.


937 - DHC-6-400 C-GVAT Viking Air Ltd., Sidney, BC

Flew Springbank, AB - Olds/Didsbury, AB - Whitehorse, YT 26-Aug-2016 on the start of its delivery flight to Taiwan for Daily Air Corporation. The is the 4th and final series 400 for Daily Air, all of them leased from CAVU Aviation Finance. The ferry flight is being undertaken by World Wide Ferry.

Maps generated using the Great Circle Mapper - copyright © Karl L. Swartz.



940 - DHC-6-400 C-GUVT Viking Air Ltd., Sidney, BC

Registration cancelled 22-Aug-2016 on export to Taiwan. Aircraft was delivered to Daily Air Corporation on 12-Aug-2016 and became B-55577.


946 - DHC-6-400 C-GVVA Viking Air Ltd., Sidney, BC

Flew Calgary-Int'l, AB - Spokane, WA 24-Aug-2016 as VKN946.


949 - DHC-6-400 C-GVFP Viking Air Ltd., Sidney, BC

Registered 25-Aug-2016.


950 - DHC-6-400 C-FVAM Viking Air Ltd., Sidney, BC

Registered 25-Aug-2016.



The Series 400 engineering prototype C-FDHT is seen below at Victoria, with thanks to Ken Swartz.

MSN 434 - DHC-6-400 C-FDHT
Viking Air
Victoria, BC 16-Aug-2016
Kenneth I. Swartz Photo

Friday, 19 August 2016

Aircraft Update for 19-Aug-2016



Continues to be extremely quiet on the newsfront, hence the lack of updates. Have been continuing to work on getting photos sent off to Neil for Twin Otter Archive, and he has been busy uploading what I send. The latest batch, which will be done in the coming days includes:


  • Grand Canyon N228SA
  • Maldivian Air Taxi 8Q-MBC on wheels and floats
  • Holiday Airlines N264Z
  • Aeroperlas HP-1283APP
  • Pilgrim Airlines N126PM
  • Maldivian Air Taxi 8Q-MAD
  • Province of Manitoba C-GBEB
  • Syd Aero SE-GTU
  • Maldivian Seaplane 8Q-IAJ
  • Maldivian Air Taxi 8Q-MAI
  • Air Loyauté F-OIJI
  • Berry Aviation N969AC
  • Seaborne C-GKBV
  • AirServ N910HD
  • Air Labrador C-GLAI
  • Grand Canyon N297SA
  • French Air Force F-RACD

59 new photos have already been added to Twin Otter Archive this month, with the ones above on the way.




Updating a report from 20-May-2016 regarding DHC-6-300 MSN 302 9N-ABB; the wreckage of the historically significant airframe was sold by Nepal Airlines Corporation to the BP Museum for the price of $1.00 USD. The sale was arranged via McLarens Aviation on 25-Apr-2016

The significance of this particular aircraft is that it was not only the first hijacking in Nepal, but it also set in motion a political change in the country. The scheme was masterminded by Girija Prasad Koirala, who later became the country's Prime Minister. The cash looted from an onboard bank transfer of 3 million Rupees (roughly $57,000Cad) was used to to finance an armed revolution to restore a multi-party democracy in the country.

The state of the aircraft below is not as a result of the 10-Jun-1973 hijacking (it went on to serve NAC for 40+ years after) but rather an accident that occurred on 16-Feb-2014.


MSN 302 - DHC-6-300 9N-ABB
Nepal Airlines Corporation
Rajendra KC Photo



With thanks to reader James Gardner, a selection of shots of Air Inuit taken on a recent trip to Kuujjuaq, QC to canoe the Leaf River.

MSN 631 - DHC-6-300 C-GTYX
Air Inuit
Tasiujaq, QC 14-Aug-2016
James Gardner, paddler on a Leaf River, QC canoe trip organized by Wanapitei Canoe


MSN 763 - DHC-6-300 C-GMDC
Air Inuit
Tasiujaq, QC 14-Aug-2016
James Gardner, paddler on a Leaf River, QC canoe trip organized by Wanapitei Canoe


MSN 763 - DHC-6-300 C-GMDC
Air Inuit
Tasiujaq, QC 14-Aug-2016
James Gardner, paddler on a Leaf River, QC canoe trip organized by Wanapitei Canoe


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Friday, 12 August 2016

Aircraft Update for 12-Aug-2016



464 - DHC-6-300 C-GPOQ Kenn Borek Air Ltd., Calgary, AB

Flew Kangerlussuaq - Iqaluit, NU 11-Aug-2016 returning to Canada from Iceland, where it had been operating since 11-Jul-2016.


874 - DHC-6-400 C-FOAE Planes & Parts Ltd., Turner Valley, AB

Registration cancelled 10-Aug-2016 to Taiwan as B-55571 with Daily Air Corporation. Aircraft is leased from CAVU Aviation Finance.


940 - DHC-6-400 C-GUVT CAVU Aviation Finance LLC (Daily Air Corporation)

Continuing from the last report in Adak, AK; C-GUVT flew on to Petropavlosk - Sapporo-Chitose - Kagoshima - Taitung  09/12-Aug-2016 on delivery. Will be B-55577. The ferry flight was undertaken by World Wide Ferry.


945 - DHC-6-400 C-GFAP Viking Air Ltd., Sidney, BC

Flew Spokane, WA - Victoria, BC 12-Aug-2016 after painting.



Tuesday, 9 August 2016

Aircraft Update for 09-Aug-2016




The former C-GKPG is seen below on the ramp at Saba, with thanks to Airport Manager Maegan Hassell.

MSN 802 - DHC-6-300 PJ-WIP
Winair
Saba, Dutch Caribbean Aug-2016
Maegan Hassell Photo


A few more from the pending upload file for Twin Otter Archive.



MSN 438 - DHC-6-300 C-GMAS
Harbour Air
Victoria Harbour, BC Nov-1998
Erik Johannesson Collection

MSN 163 - DHC-6-200 N201RH
Chicagoland Skydiving
DeLand, FL Mar-1998
M.J. Ody Collection

MSN 500 - DHC-6-300 N929MA
Metro Airlines
Downsview, ON Jul-1976
DHC Photo

MSN 410 - DHC-6-300 N974SW
Corporate Air
Aug-1998
Paul Howard Photo




Monday, 8 August 2016

Aircraft Update for 08-Aug-2016



940 - DHC-6-400 C-GUVT CAVU Aviation Finance LLC (Daily Air Corporation)


Continuing towards Taiwan on its delivery flight, C-GUVT flew Whitehorse, YT - Anchorage, AK - Unalaska, AK 07-Aug-2016, and on to Adak 08-Aug-2016.



Another day at the office for DHC-6-300 MSN 601  XA-FIL of Transportes Aéreos Terrestres S.A. The aircraft serves the San Dimas mine in the Mexican state of Durango, for Toronto-based gold/silver producer Primero Mining.


MSN 601 - DHC-6-300 XA-FIL
Transportes Aéreos Terrestres S.A. (TATSA)
Salvador Aguilar Aguirre Photo


MSN 601 - DHC-6-300 XA-FIL
Transportes Aéreos Terrestres S.A. (TATSA)
Salvador Aguilar Aguirre Photo


Thanks to Ken Swartz for a couple of nice shots of the Harbour Air owned 200HG™ conversions, one with Harbour Air titles, the other with Westcoast Air.

MSN 94 - DHC-6-200HG™ C-GQKN
Harbour Air
Vancouver Harbour, BC 05-Aug-2016
Kenneth I. Swartz Photo

MSN 106 - DHC-6-200HG™ C-FGQH
Westcoast Air
Vancouver-Harbour, BC 05-Aug-2016
Kenneth I. Swartz Photo

Saturday, 6 August 2016

Aircraft Update for 06-Aug-2016



TOI's N258SA was ferried across the mid-Atlantic on 22/24-Jul-2016 and is seen below at Palma de Mallorca on 24-Jul-2016.

MSN 350 - DHC-6-300 Vistaliner N258SA
Twin Otter International
Palma de Mallorca 24-Jul-2016
Kristof Vandermoere Photo

940 - DHC-6-400 C-GUVT CAVU Aviation Finance LLC (Daily Air Corporation)

Currently en route Springbank, AB - Whitehorse, YT on delivery to Taiwan. The ferry flight is being operated by Calgary-based World Wide Ferry.


MSN 940 - DHC-6-400 C-GUVT
CAVU Aviation Finance (Daily Air Corporation)
Springbank, AB 04-Aug-2016