C-FZZM

156

DHC-6 Twin Otter Series 200

Aircraft Status:

Damaged beyond economical repair

Registration History:

N553MA ■ CF-ZZM ■ C-FZZM



Airframe History Chronology

Reg'n

N553MA

N553MA

N553MA

N553MA

N553MA

N553MA

N553MA

CF-ZZM

CF-ZZM

C-FZZM

Operator

de Havilland Canada Inc., Downsview, ON

de Havilland Canada Inc., Downsview, ON

Princeton Airways, Princeton, NJ [Fairfield Aviation Corporation]

MAC-Miami Aviation Corporation, Opa-locka, FL

New York Airways, New York [International Controls Corporation]

International Controls Corporation

North Air, Fairbanks, AK

North Air filed for bankruptcy Jan-1971

Gateway Aviation, Edmonton, AB

La Ronge Aviation Services, La Ronge, SK

La Ronge Aviation Services, La Ronge, SK

Damaged in water collision with two aircraft at Stony Rapids, SK 10-Jun-1982; repairable

Damaged when nose ski struck a one foot snow ridge landing at Mountain Lake, NT 22-Mar-1984; repairable

Dates

19-Aug-1968

29-Aug-1968

 

12-Sep-1968

12-Sep-1968

1969

Sep-1970

 

23-Apr-1971

Mar-1975

May-1978

 

 

Activity

Roll Out

F/Flight

Not Del'd

Delivered

Sold

Returned

Sold

 

Sold

Sold

Re-reg'd

 

Additional Historical Information

On approximately 25-May-1986, the aircraft landed on lake ice at Reliance, NWT; while taxiing the nose gear settled into a crack in the ice. The people of the community managed to prevent the aircraft from sinking further using pallets and empty drums. While the insurance company assessed methods of possibly removing the aircraft it continued to sink, eventually to a depth where only the tail remained above water. A military Chinook helicopter was eventually dispatched to Reliance, and it successfully lifted the aircraft out of the lake, and set it down in front of the weather station pending preparations to sling load it 143 nm to Yellowknife. After lift off, and a distance of approximately 200 yards the helicopter's load master elected to drop the aircraft, which plowed nose first into the lake, through the remaining lake ice. Some parts were salvageable and barged back to Yellowknife, however the aircraft was a total loss.


 DHC Photo © Downsview, ON Aug-1968  from the Michael J. Ody Collection

DHC Photo © Downsview, ON Aug-1968 from the Michael J. Ody Collection


 Sheldon D. Benner Photo © Downsview, ON Apr-1971

Sheldon D. Benner Photo © Downsview, ON Apr-1971


 Michael J. Ody Photo © Edmonton-Municipal, AB Nov-1980

Michael J. Ody Photo © Edmonton-Municipal, AB Nov-1980


 Reliance, NWT May-1986

Reliance, NWT May-1986


 Reliance, NWT May-1986

Reliance, NWT May-1986


 Reliance, NWT May-1986

Reliance, NWT May-1986