On the Move
45 - DHC-6-100 N920R Aerodynamics Inc., Waterford, MI
Prior to entering service on contract overseas with ADI the aircraft appears to be doing some training and/or test flying from Pontiac, MI. On 19-Sep-2012 it flew Pontiac-Oakland County, MI (KPTK) to Moline, IL and returned to Pontiac via Wayland, MI (41C) the same day.
852 - DHC-6-400 C-FMJO Viking Air Ltd., Sidney, BC
Just an update on the changes outlined on 17-Sep-2012 - the aircraft was officially transferred to the U.S. Army - Fixed Wing Project Office in Huntsville (who manages the U.S. Army Golden Knights fleet) on 11-Sep-2012. Although the current location of N752RT is unknown, it is expected to still be with Ikhana in Murietta, CA.
655 - DHC-6-300 9N-ABQ Tara Air, Kathmandu
21-Sep-2012 The aircraft's left wing struck rocks while accelerating for take-off at Dolpa Airport, Juphal, Nepal resulting in a runway excursion of approximately 50 metres. The Nepalgunj Civil Aviation Office reports (unconfirmed) damage to the left wing, engine and main gear.
The rocky terrain adjacent to the runway can be seen in this video taken from a PAC 750-XL in 2011
This is the second incident for 9N-ABQ in as many months. On 19-Aug-2012 it was involved in another runway excursion at Jomsom, Nepal. Credit: Aviation Herald ; Aviation Safety Network