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Monday, 21 September 2015

Maldives Incident, 926 Continues on Delivery to Nepal, 793 Appears in Calgary & Photos from Colombia and Indonesia




MSN 727 - DHC-6-300 PNC-0201
Policia Nacional de Colombia
Boyaca, Colombia
Planespotting Tunja Photo


Below is a photograph of MSN 357 PK-VKL recently taken at Biak, Indonesia. This aircraft was previously operated by Aviastar Mandiri as PK-BRZ.

MSN 357 - DHC-6-300 PK-VKL
Skycab Aviation
Biak-Frans Kaiseipo, Indonesia Sep-2015
Edi Nurprasetya Photo


MSN 793 CC-PQQ has now moved on to Calgary, AB as can be seen in the photograph below from Dave Subelack. The aircraft had previously been photographed at Collingwood, ON on 12-Sep-2015.


MSN 793 - DHC-6-300 CC-PQQ
Barrick Chile
Calgary, AB 20-Sep-2015
Dave Subelack Photo


798 - DHC-6-300 8Q-TME Trans Maldivian Airways, Male

21-Sep-2015

Sank while docked at the Atmosphere Kanifushi Resort, in the Lhaviyani Atoll during strong winds and swells. It would appear that there is no significant structural damage other than what will have been caused by the sea water.

MSN 798 - DHC-6-300 8Q-TME
Trans Maldivian Airways
Kanifushi Resort, Maldives



MSN 798 - DHC-6-300 8Q-TME
Trans Maldivian Airways
Kanifushi Resort, Maldives


857 - DHC-6-400 TC-KHC Körfez Havaçilik, Istanbul

20-Sep-2015


  • Vilnius, Lithuania (EYVI/VNO) - Lviv, Ukraine (UKLL/LWO)
  • Lviv, Ukraine (UKLL/LWO) - Chisinau, Moldova (LUKK/KIV)
  • Chisinau, Moldoa (LUKK/KIV) - Istanbul, Turkey (LTBA/IST)

TC-KHC has returned to Turkey following a trip that began in Switzerland, and took it through the Czech Republic, Lithuania, Ukraine and Moldova. 



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

19-Sep-2015


  • Thompson, MB (CYTH/YTH) - Iqaluit, NU (CYFB/YFB)


20-Sep-2015


  • Iqaluit, NU (CYFB/YFB) - Keflavík, Iceland (BIKF/KEF)


21-Sep-2014


  • Keflavík, Iceland (BIKF/KEF) - Malmö, Sweden (ESMS/MMX)



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


Information Required:

A reader noted an all white Twin Otter parked at Tirana, Albania on 17-Sep-2015. It appeared as the aircraft had arrived recently. I am thinking this could have been 334 N344CS which went through Lelystad and Wick a couple days later.

Any offers of confirmation on the identity?