S9-BAL

648

DHC-6 Twin Otter Series 300

Aircraft Status:

Damaged beyond economical repair

Registration History:

CS-TFD ■ S9-BAL



Airframe History Chronology

Reg'n

CS-TFD

CS-TFD

CS-TFD

CS-TFD

CS-TFD

CS-TFD

S9-BAL

 

Operator

de Havilland Canada Inc., Downsview, ON

de Havilland Canada Inc., Downsview, ON

TAP Air Portugal, Lisbon "Funchal"

Remained in Canada through 11-Mar-1980 when it was delivered via Montreal-Mirabel, QC

LAR Transregional, Lisbon [Ligações Aéreas Regionais] "Funchal"

Air São Tomé & Príncipe, São Tomé [Linhas Aéreas de São Tomé e Príncipe]

Left runway following hard landing at Principe in gusty wind conditions 10-May-1997

Wreckage noted at São Tomé 15-Aug-1997, and at Lisbon by Feb-1998 for rebuilding; test flown Mar-1999 after repair

Air São Tomé & Príncipe, São Tomé [Linhas Aéreas de São Tomé e Príncipe]

Air São Tomé & Príncipe, São Tomé [Linhas Aéreas de São Tomé e Príncipe]

Dates

Oct-1979

31-Oct-1979

16-Nov-1979

 

Jan-1985

Oct-1993

 

 

Mar-1999

05-Sep-2000

 

Activity

Roll Out

F/Flight

Delivered

 

Transfer

Leased

 

 

Returned

Re-reg'd

 

23-May-2006 While on crew training sortie the aircraft crashed into Baía Ana Chavez while on its third approach to São Tomé. There were four fatalities. The wreckage was recovered from the ocean, and was noted in the company hangar at São Tomé 28-Jun-2006.


 Dario Cocco Photo © Funchal 20-Aug-1983

Dario Cocco Photo © Funchal 20-Aug-1983


 Photographer Unknown © Príncipe 15-Oct-2004

Photographer Unknown © Príncipe 15-Oct-2004