AE-259

140

DHC-6 Twin Otter Series 200

Aircraft Status:

Damaged beyond economical repair

Registration History:

AE-259



Airframe History Chronology

Reg'n

AE-259

AE-259

AE-259

Operator

de Havilland Canada Inc., Downsview, ON

de Havilland Canada Inc., Downsview, ON

Argentine Army – Escuadrón de Aviación de Apoyo General 603, Campo de Mayo

 

Dates

17-Jun-1968

20-Aug-1968

30-Aug-1968

 

Activity

Roll Out

F/Flight

Delivered

 

05-Jan-1975 While operating a reconnaissance mission from Tucumán the aircraft collided with Nunorco Chico. There were 12 fatalities. These details are reported in several different venues, however an alternative version from Argentina follows below;

05-Jan-1975 Crashed near La Angostura, in Tafi del Valle after being hit by anti-aircraft fire, with a total of 13 fatalities. Both reports are in similar geographic regions, and it is certainly possible that the second version is what precipitated the collision with the mountain.


 DHC Photo © Sep-1968

DHC Photo © Sep-1968


 Sheldon D. Benner Photo © Downsview, ON Sep-1968  from the Michael J. Ody Collection

Sheldon D. Benner Photo © Downsview, ON Sep-1968 from the Michael J. Ody Collection