C-FATM

265

DHC-6 Twin Otter Series 300

Aircraft Status:

Operational

Registration History:

N93985 ■ VH-TGE ■ N94457 ■ AP-AXP ■ C-GABJ ■ N4993X ■ N304PC ■ C-FATM ■ PJ-ATL ■ C-FATM



Airframe History Chronology

Reg'n

N9398S

N93985

N93985

N93985

VH-TGE

N94457

AP-AXP

C-GABJ

N4993X

N4993X

N304PC

N304PC

C-FATM

C-FATM

PJ-ATL

C-FATM

 

Operator

de Havilland Canada Inc., Downsview, ON

Registration painted incorrectly & subsequently amended

de Havilland Canada Inc., Downsview, ON

de Havilland Canada Inc., Downsview, ON

Air Capital International, Augusta, KS

Ferry contractor appointed for delivery flight to Trans Australia Airlines

Crashed on Tau Island, American Samoa 05-Jan-1970 on delivery flight (see synopsis below)

Trans Australia Airlines, Melbourne, VIC

Wreckage shipped to Australia, and rebuild commenced 1972 by de Havilland Australia

Marathon Oil Company, Findlay, OH

Noted at Nouméa-Magenta 13-Oct-1973, all white c/s, en route to Canada

Marathon Oil Company, Pakistan

Noted at Singapore-Seletar 30-Nov-1975, and at Downsview, ON 07-Jun-1977 - 15-Sep-1977

Air Brazeau, Rouyn, QC

Bannock Aerospace, Wilmington, DE

Peabody Coal Company, Flagstaff, AZ

Peabody Coal Company, Flagstaff, AZ

JAS Aircraft Sales & Leasing Inc., Jacksonville, FL

The Shoe Store Ltd., Yellowknife, NT

Air Tindi, Yellowknife, NT

Winair-Windward Island Airways International, Saint Maarten

Air Tindi, Yellowknife, NT [The Shoe Store Ltd., Yellowknife, NT]

Dates

Oct-1969

 

Oct-1969

15-Dec-1969

21-Dec-1969

 

 

Jan-1970

 

29-Sep-1973

 

05-Jul-1974

 

23-Sep-1977

22-Sep-1978

Sep-1978

Dec-1980

23-Dec-1997

27-Feb-1998

01-Mar-1998

14-Dec-1999

08-May-2000

 

Activity

Roll Out

 

Re-reg'd

F/Flight

Delivered

 

 

Not Del

 

Reg'd

 

Transfer

 

Reg'd

Reg'd

Sold

Re-Reg'd

Sold

Sold

Leased

Leased

Returned

 

Additional Historical Information

05-Jan-1970 While en route from Honolulu, HI to Pago Pago, American Samoa the aircraft encountered stronger than anticipated headwinds, ran out of fuel and made a forced landing on Tau Island, American Samoa – some 65 miles short of its destination. The aircraft was badly damaged, and therefore was not accepted by Trans Australia Airlines, to whom it was being delivered.

The wreckage was moved by barge from Tau Island to Pago Pago on 27-Jan-1970 and subsequently shipped to Sydney-Bankstown for rebuilding by Hawker de Havilland Australia. The airframe was sold to Marathon Oil Company in December 1971; the rebuilding project began in early 1972 and was completed by  September 1973.


 Sheldon D. Benner Photo © Toronto, ON 16-Jun-1974

Sheldon D. Benner Photo © Toronto, ON 16-Jun-1974


 Sheldon D. Benner Photo © Downsview, ON 20-Aug-1977

Sheldon D. Benner Photo © Downsview, ON 20-Aug-1977


 Ian G. MacPherson Photo © Montréal-Dorval, QC 12-Aug-1978

Ian G. MacPherson Photo © Montréal-Dorval, QC 12-Aug-1978


 Russell Brown Photo © Toronto, ON 08-Sep-1978

Russell Brown Photo © Toronto, ON 08-Sep-1978


 John Kimberley Photo © Flagstaff, AZ Feb-1981

John Kimberley Photo © Flagstaff, AZ Feb-1981


 Anthony J. Hickey Photo © Calgary, AB Nov-1988

Anthony J. Hickey Photo © Calgary, AB Nov-1988


 Photographer Unknown © Yellowknife, NT

Photographer Unknown © Yellowknife, NT


 Dirk Septer Photo © Yellowknife, NT 20-Jun-2017

Dirk Septer Photo © Yellowknife, NT 20-Jun-2017