C-GKBM (1)

417

DHC-6 Twin Otter Series 300

Aircraft Status:

Damaged beyond economical repair

Registration History:

C-GBDR ■ (TY-. . .) ■ C-GKBM (1)



Airframe History Chronology

Reg'n

C-GBDR

C-GBDR

C-GBDR

C-GKBM

TY-

C-GKBM

 

Operator

de Havilland Canada Inc., Downsview, ON

de Havilland Canada Inc., Downsview, ON

Kenn Borek Air, Calgary, AB [Borek Construction, Dawson Creek, BC]

Lost engine power and crash landed near Tuktoyaktuk, NT 18-Aug-1984; repairable

Wreckage recovered and transported to Calgary, AB; registration cancelled Jan-1985

Kenn Borek Air, Calgary, AB

Rolled out 16-Dec-1987 after rebuild, in full Benintair c/s

Benintair, Cotonou

Empire Airways, Coeur d'Alene, ID

 

Dates

Apr-1974

02-May-1974

11-May-1974

 

 

06-Jan-1988

 

Jan-1988

Apr-1988

 

Activity

Roll Out

F/Flight

Delivered

 

 

Reg'd

 

Not Del

Leased

 

14-Jul-1988 Only seven months after being rebuilt from its 1984 crash, the aircraft flew into the side of Battle Creek Mountain while operating a U.S. Forest Service flight from Redmond, OR to John Day, OR. The investigation determined the probable cause as acute in-flight incapacitation by the single pilot.


John Kimberley Photo © Anchorage, AK Jun-1979

John Kimberley Photo © Anchorage, AK Jun-1979


Michael J. Ody Photo © Calgary, AB Jan-1980

Michael J. Ody Photo © Calgary, AB Jan-1980


Peter Kirkup Photo © Seattle-Boeing Field, WA Aug-1984

Peter Kirkup Photo © Seattle-Boeing Field, WA Aug-1984


Anthony J. Hickey Photo © Calgary, AB Dec-1987

Anthony J. Hickey Photo © Calgary, AB Dec-1987