N37ST

207

DHC-6 Twin Otter Series 200

Aircraft Status:

Damaged beyond economical repair

Registration History:

N562MA ■ (N32TW) ■ F-BTAO ■ J2-KAB ■ F-GHXZ ■ N37ST



Airframe History Chronology

Reg'n

N562MA

N562MA

N562MA

N562MA

N562MA

N32TW

N562MA

N562MA

N562MA

N562MA

F-BTAO

F-BTAO

J2-KAB

F-GHXZ

N37ST

N37ST

N37ST

 

Operator

de Havilland Canada Inc., Downsview, ON

de Havilland Canada Inc., Downsview, ON

MAC-Miami Aviation Corporation, Opa-locka, FL

Tradewinds Airlines, New York, NY [Tradewinds Investment Corp., Philadelphia, PA]

Airspur Corp., New York, NY [Tradewinds Investment Corp., Philadelphia, PA]

Airspur Corp., New York, NY [Tradewinds Investment Corp., Philadelphia, PA]

Airspur Corp., New York, NY [First Pennsylvania Banking & Trust]

First Pennsylvania Banking & Trust, Philadelphia, PA

Airspur filed for bankruptcy 13-Nov-1970

MAC-Miami Aviation Corporation, Opa-locka, FL

Withdrawn from use at Opa-locka, FL & available for lease from Jan-1971

Touraine Air Transport, Tours

Ferried via London-Gatwick, UK to Tours, France 18-Aug-1971

Touraine Air Transport, Tours

Air Djibouti, Djibouti

Air Djibouti, Djibouti “Commandant Gauchet”

Noted at Paris-Le Bourget, France 11-Aug-1991, and Troyes, France 16-Sep-1991

SAGA-Ste. Generale de Trading, Troyes

Flew Dinard – Glasgow – Stornoway – Keflavik – Kangerlusuaq – Iqaluit, NU 21/31-Jan-1993

Sunshine Air Spares Inc., Fort Lauderdale, FL

Great Barrier Airlines, Auckland

Noted at Fort Lauderdale-Executive, FL 28-Jan-1995, still painted as F-GHXZ

Ted McGill, Fort Lauderdale, FL

Dates

Jan-1969

30-Jan-1969

20-Feb-1969

14-Mar-1969

19-Feb-1970

1970

25-May-1970

26-Aug-1970

 

Nov-1970

 

06-Aug-1971 

Aug-1971

Sep-1975

Jun-1980

 

30-Jan-1992

 

22-Dec-1994

Dec-1994 

01-Feb-1995

Activity

Roll Out

F/Flight

Delivered

Delivered

Renamed

NTU

 Sold

Repo’d

Returned

 

 Sold

Reg'd

Sold

Re-Reg'd

 

Reg'd

 

Reg'd

 Sold

Reg'd

 

16-Mar-1995 Ditched into the Pacific Ocean approximately 175 nautical miles northeast of Honolulu, Hawaii while on delivery flight to Great Barrier Airlines of Auckland, New Zealand. The aircraft began experiencing significant fuel flow problems 6 hours & 30 minutes into the 17 hour ferry flight from Oakland, CA to Honolulu, HI which culminated in the ditching just after the 14 hour mark. All three occupants survived and were rescued.

Additional Historical Information

There are anecdotal reports that Airspur leased this aircraft to Golden West Airlines during 1970, however there remains no definitive record of such. During 1970 Golden West actually had several of their own aircraft leased to Airspur. If a lease to Golden West occurred, it is possible that it may have been in very late 1970/early 1971 when the aircraft was in the possession of MAC. During that period Golden West was in litigation with bankruptcy trustees of Airspur attempting to repossess their own Twin Otters.


 Photographer Unknown © Opa-locka, FL Jan-1971

Photographer Unknown © Opa-locka, FL Jan-1971


 Photographer Unknown © Paris-Le Bourget

Photographer Unknown © Paris-Le Bourget


 Fred J. Barnes Photo © London-Gatwick 15-Mar-1974

Fred J. Barnes Photo © London-Gatwick 15-Mar-1974


 Photographer Unknown ©

Photographer Unknown ©


 Jacques Guillem Photo © Tadjourah 20-Jun-1977

Jacques Guillem Photo © Tadjourah 20-Jun-1977


 Photographer Unknown © Djibouti Jul-1980

Photographer Unknown © Djibouti Jul-1980