MSN 5 - DHC-6 Twin Otter Series 100


CURRENT STATUS: Destroyed   FINAL OPERATOR: Air Central Inc.

REGISTRATIONS: CF-UCD ■ N7711(1) ■ N7705 ■ XA-TUO ■ N7705 


Full size versions of images below are located beneath the Aircraft Operator and Event History


Aircraft Operator and Event History

Reg'n

CF-UCD

CF-OEG

N7711

CF-UCD

N7705

N7705

N7705

N7705

XA-TUO

N7705

N7705

Operator / [Owner]

de Havilland Canada Inc.

de Havilland Canada Inc.

Used as demonstrator during 1966 and 1967

Special flight permit issued 22-Apr-1966 for ferry to Hanover, Germany for airshow display

Cable Commuter Airlines

Noted at Downsview 29-Dec-1967, 02-Jan-1968

de Havilland Canada Inc.

Noted at Downsview 04-Jan-1968, and remained until Apr-1968

Special flight permit issued 19-Jan-1968 for oversize tire evaluation

Northern Airways

Otter Amalgamated Joint Venture Inc.

Intermountain Aviation

Otter Amalgamated Joint Venture Inc.

Transportes Aéreos Terrestres S.A.

Otter Amalgamated Joint Venture Inc.

Air Central Inc.

Activity

Roll-Out

F/Flight

 

 

Not Del'd

 

Re-reg'd

 

Sold

Delivered

Leased

Returned

Leased

Returned

Leased

Date

28-Mar-1966

07-Apr-1966

 

 

Dec-1967

 

04-Jan-1968

 

04-Apr-1968

09-Apr-1968

09-Apr-1968

Apr-1969

Apr-1969

Jul-1970

Jul-1970

26-Mar-1973  Lost control and crashed immediately after take-off from Champaign-Willard University Airport, IL while en route Savoy - Champaign - Chicago. Subsequent investigation determined that the take-off from attempted with the gust locks still engaged.


Additional Historical Notes

Although reportedly leased to Transportes Aéreos Terrestres and registered in Mexico as XA-TUO between Apr-1969 and Jul-1970, and leased to Air Central beginning in Jul-1970, there are date conflicts arising from the following reported sightings:

1) Noted at Marana, AZ 01-Nov-1969 as N7705 in full Intermountain c/s. 2) Noted at Marana, AZ 29-Mar-1971 as N7705 in full Intermountain c/s. 3) There is photographic evidence however that it did carry XA-TUO at some point.


Sheldon D. Benner Photo © Downsview, ON Apr-1966 

Sheldon D. Benner Photo © Downsview, ON Apr-1966 

Sheldon D. Benner Photo © Sep-1966 London-Gatwick

Sheldon D. Benner Photo © Sep-1966 London-Gatwick

Photographer Unknown © Nov-1967

Photographer Unknown © Nov-1967

Photographer Unknown © Downsview, ON Jan-1968

Photographer Unknown © Downsview, ON Jan-1968