C-GKBC

650

DHC-6 Twin Otter Series 300

Aircraft Status:

Damaged beyond economical repair

Registration History:

C-GKBC ■ N55921 ■ C-GKBC



Airframe History Chronology

Reg'n

C-GKBC

C-GKBC

C-GKBC

N55921

N55921

N55921

N55921

N55921

C-GKBC

C-GKBC

C-GKBC

C-GKBC

C-GKBC

C-GKBC

C-GKBC

C-GKBC

C-GKBC

C-GKBC

C-GKBC

C-GKBC

C-GKBC

C-GKBC

C-GKBC

 

Operator

de Havilland Canada Inc., Downsview, ON

de Havilland Canada Inc., Downsview, ON

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

Kenn Borek Air, Seattle, WA

ARAMCO-Arabian American Oil Company, Dhahran, Saudi Arabia

Via Reykjavík, Iceland - Shoreham, UK - Brindisi, Italy 24/25-Feb-1980 on delivery to Saudi Arabia

Via Cannes, France - London-Gatwick, UK - Prestwick, UK - Keflavík, Iceland 07/09-Jan-1983 on return to Canada

Kenn Borek Air, Seattle, WA

Empire Airways, Coeur d'Alene, ID

Repainted in Empire Airways c/s at Calgary, AB Dec-1984 (from ARAMCO c/s)

Kenn Borek Air, Seattle, WA

Kenn Borek Air, Calgary, AB

Leading Edge Air Services, Missoula, MT

Kenn Borek Air, Calgary, AB

Harbour Air, Richmond, BC

Kenn Borek Air, Calgary, AB

Leading Edge Air Services, Missoula, MT

Kenn Borek Air, Calgary, AB

Harbour Air, 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

Via Keflavík, Iceland - Coventry, UK - Heraklion, Greece 11-Sep-2004 on delivery to Maldives

Maldivian Air Taxi, Male

Via Luxor, Egypt - Heraklion, Greece - Coventry, UK - Reykjavík, Iceland 28/30-Jan-2005 returning to Canada

Kenn Borek Air, Calgary, AB

Failed to get airborne on take-off from unprepared strip on Melville Island ice cap 15-Apr-2010; repairable

Dates

Nov-1979

13-Nov-1979

30-Nov-1979

19-Feb-1980

22-Feb-1980

 

 

10-Jan-1983

May-1983

 

Dec-1991

28-Feb-1992

May-1992

24-Sep-1992

22-May-1993

18-Jun-1993

Jun-1993

1993

14-May-1996

Oct-1996

Apr-1997

Oct-1997

Mar-2001

Sep-2001

 

Sep-2004

 

Jan-2005

 

 

Activity

Roll Out

F/Flight

Delivered

Transfer

Leased

 

 

Returned

Leased

 

Returned

Reg'd

Leased

Returned

Leased

Returned

Leased

Returned

Leased

Returned

Leased

Returned

Leased

Returned

 

Leased

 

Returned

 

23-Jan-2013 The aircraft was operating a positioning flight from the Amundsen-Scott Station to the Italian Zuchelli Station at Terra Nova Bay, Antarctica when it struck Mount Elizabeth at the 3,900 metre (ASL) level. The weather at the time of the crash was heavy snow with winds of up to 170 km/hr; there were three fatalities.


 Seymour Hills Photo © Oakland, CA Jan-1987

Seymour Hills Photo © Oakland, CA Jan-1987


 Dave Dunsmore Photo © Calgary, AB Mar-1992

Dave Dunsmore Photo © Calgary, AB Mar-1992


 Dave Dunsmore Photo © Calgary, AB May-1992

Dave Dunsmore Photo © Calgary, AB May-1992


 Anthony J. Hickey Photo © Calgary, AB May-1993

Anthony J. Hickey Photo © Calgary, AB May-1993


 Erik Johannesson Photo © Vancouver Harbour, BC Aug-2004

Erik Johannesson Photo © Vancouver Harbour, BC Aug-2004


 Photographer Unknown © Moraine Valley

Photographer Unknown © Moraine Valley


 Jim Bob Malone Photo © Tuktoyaktuk 05-Jun-2010

Jim Bob Malone Photo © Tuktoyaktuk 05-Jun-2010


 Christophe Sandoz Photo © Antarctica

Christophe Sandoz Photo © Antarctica