C-GKBD

314

DHC-6 Twin Otter Series 300

Aircraft Status:

Damaged beyond economical repair

Registration History:

300 ■ (C-FJJL) ■ C-GKBD ■ HK-3538X ■ C-GKBD



Airframe History Chronology

Reg'n

300

300

300

C-FJJL

C-GKBD

C-GKBD

C-GKBD

C-GKBD

C-GKBD

C-GKBD

C-GKBD

C-GKBD

C-GKBD

HK-3538X

C-GKBD

C-GKBD

C-GKBD

C-GKBD

C-GKBD

C-GKBD

C-GKBD

C-GKBD

 

Operator

de Havilland Canada Inc., Downsview, ON

de Havilland Canada Inc., Downsview, ON

Fuerza Aérea del Perú, Escuadron de Transporte 421, Iquitos

Dep Downsview 07-May-1971, but returned 13-May-1971 for float repairs, departed again 14-May-1971

Damaged in accident 02-Feb-1976; no further details or location known

Transported via Fuerza Aérea del Perú Lockheed Hercules to Calgary, AB circa Mar-1979

Kenn Borek Air, Calgary, AB

Kenn Borek Air, Calgary, AB

Noted at Calgary, AB 29-Nov-1979 following rebuild, in full Kenn Borek c/s

Empire Airways, Coeur d’Alene, ID

Noted at Redding, CA 18-Aug-1987 operating for U.S. Forest Service

Kenn Borek Air, Calgary, AB

Air BC, Richmond, BC

Kenn Borek Air, Calgary, AB

Harbour Air, Richmond, BC

Kenn Borek Air, Calgary, AB

Harbour Air, Richmond, BC

Kenn Borek Air, Calgary, AB

ACES-Aerolineas Centrales de Colombia, Medellin

Noted at Calgary, AB 23-Jan-1990 in Kenn Borek c/s & ACES titles

Kenn Borek Air, Calgary, AB

Ferried via Miami, FL 22-Jan-1992 and arrived Calgary, AB 23-Jan-1992 on return

Adventure Network International, Antarctica

Kenn Borek Air, Calgary, AB

Adventure Network International, Antarctica

Kenn Borek Air, Calgary, AB

Harbour Air, Richmond, BC

Kenn Borek Air, Calgary, AB

Italian National Antarctic Program

 

Dates

21-Apr-1971

May-1971

25-May-1971

 

 

 

08-May-1979

Dec-1979

 

May-1987

 

Oct-1987

25-Nov-1987

Dec-1987

10-May-1988

13-Sep-1988

May-1989

Nov-1989

Jan-1990

 

23-Jan-1992

 

30-Sep-1992

01-Mar-1993

24-Oct-1993

Mar-1994

06-Aug-1994

Oct-1994

09-Nov-1994

 

Activity

Roll Out

F/Flight

Delivered

 

 

 

NTU

Reg'd

 

Leased

 

Returned

Leased

Returned

Leased

Returned

Leased

Returned

Leased

 

Returned

 

Leased

Returned

Leased

Returned

Leased

Returned

Leased

 

24-Nov-1994 Struck the ridge of a 100ft iceberg & crashed immediately after take-off from the Rothera Research Station, Adelaide Island, Antarctica. The aircraft had departed Calgary, AB fifteen days prior on its ferry to Antarctica for the summer, and was bound for Patriot Hills, Byrd, McMurdo and finally Terra Nova Bay. All four onboard were killed.


 Sheldon D. Benner Photo © Toronto Island, ON 07-May-1971

Sheldon D. Benner Photo © Toronto Island, ON 07-May-1971


 Sheldon D. Benner Photo © Toronto Island, ON 12-May-1971

Sheldon D. Benner Photo © Toronto Island, ON 12-May-1971


 Henry Tenby Photo © Redding, CA 18-Aug-1987

Henry Tenby Photo © Redding, CA 18-Aug-1987


 Dave Dunsmore Photo © Calgary, AB Dec-1981

Dave Dunsmore Photo © Calgary, AB Dec-1981


 Erik Johannesson Photo © Vancouver, BC Jun-1988

Erik Johannesson Photo © Vancouver, BC Jun-1988


 Anthony J. Hickey Photo © Calgary, AB Feb-1990

Anthony J. Hickey Photo © Calgary, AB Feb-1990


 Karl Kramer Photo © via Werner Fischdick  Medellin Aug-1991

Karl Kramer Photo © via Werner Fischdick  Medellin Aug-1991


 Dave Dunsmore Photo © Calgary, AB Mar-1994

Dave Dunsmore Photo © Calgary, AB Mar-1994


 Dave Dunsmore Photo © Calgary, AB Oct-1995

Dave Dunsmore Photo © Calgary, AB Oct-1995