C-FAIV

215

DHC-6 Twin Otter Series 200

Aircraft Status:

Damaged beyond economical repair

Registration History:

N652MA ■ N916SA ■ CF-AIV ■ C-FAIV



Airframe History Chronology

Reg'n

N652MA

N652MA

N652MA

N916SA

N916SA

N916SA

N916SA

CF-AIV

CF-AIV

CF-AIV

C-FAIV

Operator

de Havilland Canada Inc., Downsview, ON

de Havilland Canada Inc., Downsview, ON

MAC-Miami Aviation Corporation, Opa-locka, FL

Sun Airlines, St. Louis, MO [Allegheny Leasing & Financial Corp., Pittsburgh, PA]

Sun Airlines ceased operations 10-Jun-1969 & filed for bankruptcy 13-Jun-1969

Allegheny Leasing & Financial Corp., Pittsburgh, PA

Interior Airways, Fairbanks, AK

Allegheny Leasing & Financial Corp., Pittsburgh, PA

Withdrawn from use & stored at Fresno, CA

Midwest Airlines, Winnipeg, MB

Flew Fresno, CA – Provo, UT – Rapid City, SD – Winnipeg, MB on delivery

Norcanair, Prince Albert, SK

Operated for Midwest-Transair

Airwest Airlines, Richmond, BC

Airwest Airlines, Richmond, BC

Dates

?

28-Feb-1969

14-Mar-1969

Apr-1969

 

Jun-1969

1969

 

 

23-Jul-1971

 

Apr-1972

 

May-1974

Sep-1974

 

Activity

Roll Out

F/Flight

Delivered

Delivered

 

Returned

Leased

Returned

 

Sold

 

Transfer

 

Sold

Re-reg'd

 

03-Sep-1978 At approximately 175 feet above the water, on final approach to Vancouver Harbour, BC, the left flap actuator tube failed which resulted in an asymmetric flap condition. The aircraft plunged into the water, 2500 feet short of the intended landing area. There were 11 fatalities & 2 survivors.

Additional Historical Information

The remains of the aircraft were subsequently transported to Calgary, AB for spares recovery. The entire aft fuselage and tail were used in the rebuild of DHC-6-100 msn 68, C-GEAW in 1981.


 Photographer Unknown © Fresno, CA

Photographer Unknown © Fresno, CA


 Bruce Drum Photo © Regina, SK 30-Jul-1973

Bruce Drum Photo © Regina, SK 30-Jul-1973


 Photographer Unknown © Vancouver-Harbour, BC Aug-1975

Photographer Unknown © Vancouver-Harbour, BC Aug-1975


 John Kimberley Photo © Vancouver-Harbour, BC Sep-1976

John Kimberley Photo © Vancouver-Harbour, BC Sep-1976


 Kenneth I. Swartz/Aeromedia Communications Photo © Vancouver, BC Dec-1977

Kenneth I. Swartz/Aeromedia Communications Photo © Vancouver, BC Dec-1977


 Photographer Unknown © Vancouver-Harbour, BC 1977

Photographer Unknown © Vancouver-Harbour, BC 1977