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DHC-6 Twin Otter Series 100

Aircraft Status:

Damaged beyond economical repair

Registration History:

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Airframe History Chronology

Reg'n

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Operator

de Havilland Canada Inc., Downsview, ON

de Havilland Canada Inc., Downsview, ON

National Executive Flight Service, Boston, MA

Executive Airlines, Boston, MA

National Executive Flight Service, Boston, MA

Returned on cessation of operations by Executive Airlines

Air New England, Boston, MA

Withdrawn from use on bankruptcy of Air New England 31-May-1981

National Executive Flight Service, Boston, MA

Precision Airlines, Springfield, VT

National Executive Flight Service, Boston, MA

North Continent Airlines

National Executive Flight Service, Boston, MA

California Air Charter, Burbank, CA

Ameriflight, Burbank, CA

National Executive Flight Service, Boston, MA

Damaged in mid-air collision with helicopter 22-Aug-1990; repairable (see details below)

Freefall Express, Deland, FL

National Executive Flight Service, Boston, MA

Kevin McCole, Hooksett, NH

Flying Otter Inc., West Palm Beach, FL

Kevin McCole, Hooksett, NH

Aerohio Skydiving, Rittman, OH [Aerohio Aviation Inc., Wilmington, DE]

Quantum Leap Skydiving, Sullivan, MO [Adventure Aviation LLC, Dover, DE]

Dates

01-Jun-1967

14-Jun-1967

20-Jun-1967

20-Jun-1967

11-Dec-1971

 

Feb-1972

 

Sep-1981

20-Nov-1981

Apr-1984

29-Apr-1984

1985

Jul-1986

Jun-1987

Aug-1989

 

Jan-1992

1994

18-Oct-1994

24-Feb-1997

02-Mar-2000

12-Jul-2000

08-Jun-2001

Activity

Roll Out

F/Flight

Delivered

Leased

Returned

 

Leased

 

Returned

Leased

Returned

Leased

Returned

Leased

Renamed

Returned

 

Leased

Returned

Sold

Leased

Returned

Leased

Sold

29-Jul-2006 Crashed immediately after take-off from Sullivan Regional Airport, MO as a result of an engine failure. It struck a utility pole and impacted the ground just north of the airport. The subsequent NTSB investigation determined the cause to be pilot error in managing the emergency following  the engine failure.

Additional Historical Information

Damaged in mid-air when the upper 1/3 of the aircraft’s tail was sliced off by a helicopter, in the vicinity of California City, CA while involved in the filming of the Patrick Swayze/Keanu Reeves film “Point Break”. Repairable, and returned to service, with a tail removed from a former Pilgrim aircraft.


Sheldon D. Benner Photo © Toronto, ON 18-Jan-1973 Michael J. Ody Collection

Sheldon D. Benner Photo © Toronto, ON 18-Jan-1973 Michael J. Ody Collection


Photographer Unknown © Jul-1983 Michael J. Ody Collection

Photographer Unknown © Jul-1983 Michael J. Ody Collection


Tim Williams Photo © Santa Barbara, CA Jul-1984

Tim Williams Photo © Santa Barbara, CA Jul-1984


Michael J. Ody Photo © Santa Maria, CA 08-Jul-1986

Michael J. Ody Photo © Santa Maria, CA 08-Jul-1986


Michael J. Ody Photo © West Palm Beach, FL May-1998

Michael J. Ody Photo © West Palm Beach, FL May-1998