N969AC

286

DHC-6 Twin Otter Series 300

Aircraft Status:

Operational

Registration History:

N8286 ■ F-OCQD ■ P2-RDI ■ VH-FNU ■ (F-OIAY) ■ VH-FNU ■ N969AC



Airframe History Chronology

Reg'n

N8286

N8286

N8286

F-OCQD

F-OCQD

P2-RDI

VH-FNU

VH-FNU

VH-FNU

VH-FNU

VH-FNU

VH-FNU

VH-FNU

VH-FNU

VH-FNU

VH-FNU

VH-FNU

F-OIAY

VH-FNU

VH-FNU

VH-FNU

N969AC

N969AC

N969AC

 

Operator

de Havilland Canada Inc., Downsview, ON

de Havilland Canada Inc., Downsview, ON

Air Capital International, Augusta, KS

Ferry contractor appointed for delivery flight to Air Caledonie; noted at Wichita, KS 05-Nov-1970

Air Caledonie, Nouméa

Air Mélanésiæ, Port Vila

Registration cancelled 28-Aug-1985

Talair, Goroka

Badly damaged at Esa’Ala 29-Oct-1992; repairable (see details below)

Talair ceased operations 25-May 1993 & withdrawn from use at Goroka

Repainted all white & named “The Last Warrior” in recognition of being the last Talair aircraft to leave PNG

Ferried Goroka – Cairns 29-Sep-1993 & then on to Mareeba, QLD for long term storage

Departed Mareeba, QLD 04-Jun-1995 to Brisbane, QLD for Flight West Airlines

Flight West Airlines, Eagle Farm, QLD

Transtate Airlines, Archerfield, QLD

Flight West Airlines, Eagle Farm, QLD

Regional Pacific Airlines, Edge Hill, QLD

Macair Airlines, Archerfield, QLD

Regional Pacific Airlines, Edge Hill, QLD

Eastland Air, Toowoomba, QLD

FNU Pty Ltd., Maroochydore, QLD

Curry Kenny Aviation Group, Maroochydore, QLD

Regional Pacific Airlines, Edge Hill, QLD

Air Loyaute, Nouméa, New Caledonia

Air Loyaute, Nouméa, New Caledonia

Regional Pacific Airlines, Edge Hill, QLD

Island Pacific Air, Townsville, QLD

Turbo North Aviation, Anchorage, AK

Flew Toowoomba - Brisbane - Nouméa - Pago Pago - Kiritimati – Hilo - Pomona – Murietta  25/31-May-2007

Aero Coastal, Wilmington, DE [Wilmington Trust NA]

Operated by NEOS GeoSolutions Inc., Houston TX

Gravitas Aviation Ltd., Vancouver, BC [Bank of Utah Trustee, Salt Lake City, UT]

Arrived Houston-Southwest, TX on delivery 02-Nov-2012

Flew San Marcos, TX - Joplin, MO - DeKalb, IL 23-Jul-2013

Berry Aviation Inc., San Marcos, TX

Flew Aurora, IL - Tulsa-R.L. Jones, OK - San Marcos, TX 21-Aug-2013

Dates

 

 

28-Oct-1970

 

17-Dec-1970

24-Jul-1975

 

20-Sep-1985

 

 

 

 

 

30-Jan-1996

03-Sep-1998

Jan-2000

23-May-2000

18-Jul-2000

2000

Nov-2000

15-Jul-2002

10-Sep-2002

10-Sep-2002

Oct-2002

Dec-2002

Mar-2003

Jul-2006

06-Apr-2007

 

24-Sep-2007

 

Nov-2012

 

 

24-Jul-2013

 

 

Activity

Roll Out

F/Flight

Delivered

 

Reg'd

Sold

 

Reg'd

 

 

 

 

 

Reg'd

Leased

Returned

Reg'd

Leased

Returned

Sold

Reg'd

Reg'd

Leased

Sub-lsd

NTU

Returned

Transfer

Sold

 

Sold

 

Sold

 

 

Reg'd

 

 

Additional Historical Information

29-Oct-1992 Lost directional control on landing at Esa'Ala, PNG and as the aircraft entered the parking area it struck a 3ft hill on the western edge. The nose gear failed, and the aircraft spun around 90 degrees. As the aircraft came to a halt a fire broke out in the left engine, which was extinguished by the pilot. The Australian safety investigators believe that the left main gear tire was seriously deflated. The aircraft was repairable, and returned to service.


Photographer Unknown ©

Photographer Unknown ©


Kenneth I. Swartz Collection © Ile des Pins Aug-1978

Kenneth I. Swartz Collection © Ile des Pins Aug-1978


Photographer Unknown ©

Photographer Unknown ©


Peter Keating Photo © Cairns, QLD Oct-1993

Peter Keating Photo © Cairns, QLD Oct-1993


Photographer Unknown © Brisbane, QLD

Photographer Unknown © Brisbane, QLD


Mark Stares Photo © St. John's, NL 21-Sep-2013

Mark Stares Photo © St. John's, NL 21-Sep-2013