VP-FAZ

748

DHC-6 Twin Otter Series 300

Aircraft Status:

Operational

Registration History:

C-GEOA (2) ■ VP-FAZ



Airframe History Chronology

Reg'n

C-GEOA

C-GEOA

VP-FAZ

VP-FAZ

 

Operator

de Havilland Canada Inc., Downsview, ON

de Havilland Canada Inc., Downsview, ON

British Antarctic Survey, Cambridge

Badly damaged in gale force winds at Rothera, Antarctica 18-Nov-1981 (see details below)

Dismantled and shipped to U.K. & arrived there 11-May-1982 (see details below)

British Antarctic Survey, Cambridge

Test flown following rebuild 15-Aug-1983, and flew to Antarctica 10-Oct-1983

Dates

May-1981

1981

29-May-1981

 

 

15-Aug-1983

 

Activity

Roll Out

F/Flight

Delivered

 

 

Rebuilt by

 

Additional Historical Information

18-Nov-1981 Sustained major damage (again) when it was torn from its tie-down ropes and overturned during gale force winds at the Rothera Station. It was dismantled and shipped to the U.K. Aircraft was repaired at Fairoaks, UK using parts from MSN 546 VP-FAW which had sustained more significant damage in the same incident, and was deemed to be beyond economical repair. Following rebuilding, VP-FAZ returned to service with BAS on 10-Oct-1983.


 DDM Photo © Miami, FL Nov-1983

DDM Photo © Miami, FL Nov-1983


 Anthony J. Hickey Photo © Calgary, AB Nov-1991

Anthony J. Hickey Photo © Calgary, AB Nov-1991


 Undisclosed Photographer © Longyearbyen

Undisclosed Photographer © Longyearbyen


 Undisclosed Photographer © Longyearbyen

Undisclosed Photographer © Longyearbyen


 Undisclosed Photographer © Longyearbyen

Undisclosed Photographer © Longyearbyen


 Kenneth I. Swartz/Aeromedia Communications Photo © Springbank, AB 29-Sep-2014

Kenneth I. Swartz/Aeromedia Communications Photo © Springbank, AB 29-Sep-2014