P2-MMU

250

DHC-6 Twin Otter Series 300

Aircraft Status:

Damaged beyond economical repair

Registration History:

CF-JCS ■ C-FJCS ■ N250CM ■ ZK-OTR ■ YJ-RV8 ■ P2-RDX ■ P2-MMU



Airframe History Chronology

Reg'n

CF-JCS

CF-JCS

CF-JCS

CF-JCS

CF-JCS

CF-JCS

CF-JCS

C-FJCS

C-FJCS

N250CM

N250CM

ZK-OTR

YJ-RV8

P2-RDX

P2-MMU

 

Operator

de Havilland Canada Inc., Downsview, ON

de Havilland Canada Inc., Downsview, ON

Northward Aviation, Edmonton, AB [J.C. Sproule Associates, Edmonton, AB]

Northward Aviation, Edmonton, AB [J.C. Sproule Associates, Edmonton, AB]

Northward Airlines, Edmonton, AB [J.C. Sproule Associates, Edmonton, AB]

J.C. Sproule Associates, Edmonton, AB

Gateway Aviation, Edmonton, AB

Broke through ice, becoming partially submerged while taxiing on Great Slave Lake at Yellowknife NT Apr-1978

Gateway Aviation, Edmonton, AB

Gateway Aviation, Edmonton, AB [Crowley Maritime, Oakland, CA]

Crowley Maritime, Oakland, CA

Noted at Anchorage, AK 15-Jun-1979, and Seattle-Boeing Field, WA 30-Oct-1979

Jim York

Via Oakland, CA 11-Nov-1985 – arrived Auckland 22-Nov-1985 & to Ashburton on delivery same day

Coast Air, Greymouth “The Province of Westland” [Ashburton Aviation Services dba]

Entered service 17-Jan-1986 Greymouth-Christchurch

Air Melanesiæ, Port Vila

Talair, Goroka

Withdrawn from use & stored at Goroka 25-May-1993, ferried to Cairns & Mareeba, QLD 09-Jul-1993 for storage

Ferried to Brisbane, QLD 12-Jun-1995 for maintenance by Flight West Airlines

Goroka Air Service, Goroka

Dates

Jun-1969

28-Jun-1969

25-Jun-1969

15-Jul-1969

19-May-1972

Apr-1975

27-May-1975

 

 

22-Jan-1979

24-Apr-1979

 

08-Nov-1985

 

22-Nov-1985

 

09-Apr-1987

23-Aug-1989

 

 

27-Oct-1995

 

Activity

Roll Out

F/Flight

Sold

Delivered

Renamed

Returned

Sold

 

Re-Reg'd

Sold

Returned

 

Reg'd

 

Reg'd

 

Reg'd

Reg'd

 

 

Reg'd

 

18-Jul-1997 The aircraft collided with mountainside at 7,400ft level while descending into Goroka in poor visibility. There were two fatalities.


Additional Historical Information

There are reports indicating this aircraft carried the registration VH-FNS circa mid-1995, however there is no supporting documentation.

Further details of Apr-1978 accident:

Broke through ice, becoming partially submerged while taxiing on Great Slave Lake at Yellowknife NT. During the recovery operation the aircraft was dropped by the helicopter lifting it off the ice, sustaining further damage. It was repaired, and returned to service.


 Sheldon D. Benner Photo © Downsview, ON 30-Jun-1969

Sheldon D. Benner Photo © Downsview, ON 30-Jun-1969


 William Haines Photo © Downsview, ON Jul-1969

William Haines Photo © Downsview, ON Jul-1969


 Sheldon D. Benner Photo © Toronto Island, ON 12-Jul-1969

Sheldon D. Benner Photo © Toronto Island, ON 12-Jul-1969


 John Kimberley Photo © Edmonton-Municipal, AB Jun-1977

John Kimberley Photo © Edmonton-Municipal, AB Jun-1977


 Kenneth I. Swartz Collection © Edmonton-Municipal, AB 05-Jun-1977

Kenneth I. Swartz Collection © Edmonton-Municipal, AB 05-Jun-1977


 Photographer Unknown © Edmonton-Municipal, AB

Photographer Unknown © Edmonton-Municipal, AB


 Photographer Unknown © Edmonton-Municipal, AB

Photographer Unknown © Edmonton-Municipal, AB


 John Kimberley Photo © Anchorage, AK Jun-1979

John Kimberley Photo © Anchorage, AK Jun-1979


 Richard Currie Photo © Ashburton 18-Dec-1985

Richard Currie Photo © Ashburton 18-Dec-1985


 Photographer Unknown © 1987

Photographer Unknown © 1987


 Joe Barr Photo © Port Vila 24-Jan-1988

Joe Barr Photo © Port Vila 24-Jan-1988


 Peter Keating Photo © Mareeba, QLD Oct-1993

Peter Keating Photo © Mareeba, QLD Oct-1993


 Photographer Unknown © Mareeba, QLD

Photographer Unknown © Mareeba, QLD


 Sir Steve in Cairns Photo © Cairns, QLD

Sir Steve in Cairns Photo © Cairns, QLD