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Designer

Manufacturer

basic designation

variant or model

name

 

company designation

company number

 

 

 

13801

de Havilland Canada

 

CC-138

 

Twin Otter

 

DHC-6 Series 300

303

 

 

 

 

first date: 10 November 1971 - Taken on strength

 

Delivered to No. 424 (T&R) Squadron, CFB Trenton, in July 1971.  Loaned to No. 426 Squadron for pilot training.  UN duties in Kashmir from 12 January 1972, replacing 13808 after it was destroyed.   Later with No. 440 Squadron.  In storage at Air Maintenance Development Unit at CFD Mountain View, Ontario when sold.  To US civil register as N774A, with Scott Aircraft Services from December 1994.  To Canadian register as C-FUGP, registered to 491549 Alberta Limited on 15 March 1995.  Then to Exxon Mobile Canada as C-FMOL on 2 March 2001.  To Provincial Air Lines on 28 November 2002.  Sold to 171817 Canada Limited, operating as Arctic Sunwest Charters, from 16 June 2003.  To North-Wright Airways on 14 November 2003.  To Ashe Aircraft Enterprise on 6 October 2004.

 

last date: 19 July 1994 - Struck off

13802

de Havilland Canada

 

CC-138

 

Twin Otter

 

DHC-6 Series 300

304

 

 

 

 

first date: 29 July 1971 - Taken on strength

 

With No. 440 Squadron in April 1995.  Still operational in 2006, with No. 440 Squadron at Yellowknife, NWT.

13803

de Havilland Canada

 

CC-138

 

Twin Otter

 

DHC-6 Series 300

305

 

 

 

 

first date: 5 August 1971 - Taken on strength

 

With No. 440 Squadron in April 1995.  Still operational in 2006, with No. 440 Squadron at Yellowknife, NWT.

13804

de Havilland Canada

 

CC-138

 

Twin Otter

 

DHC-6 Series 300

306

 

 

 

 

first date: 1 September 1971 - Taken on strength

 

Delivered to No. 424 (T&R) Squadron, CFB Trenton.  With No. 440 Squadron at CFB Yellowknife, NWT in April 1995.  Still operational in 2006, with No. 440 Squadron at Yellowknife, NWT.

13805

de Havilland Canada

 

CC-138

 

Twin Otter

 

DHC-6 Series 300

307

 

 

 

 

first date: 9 September 1971 - Taken on strength

 

With No. 440 Squadron, CFB Namao, Alberta, in 1970s.  Used to drop trainee SARtechs of Course No. 15 at Entrance, Alberta in 1976.  Still with this unit in April 1995.  Still operational in 2006, with No. 440 Squadron at Yellowknife, NWT.

13806

de Havilland Canada

 

CC-138

 

Twin Otter

 

DHC-6 Series 300

308

 

 

 

 

first date: 17 September 1971 - Taken on strength

 

Operated by No. 440 Squadron at CFB Namao, Alberta.  Withdrawn from use in August 1994.  In storage at Air Maintenance Development Unit at CFD Mountain View, Ontario when sold.  To US register as N776A, registered to Scott Aircraft Service in December 1994.  Later to Canadian register as C-FTXQ.  Registered to Beau del Leasing on 18 January 1995.  To Ptarmigan Airways on 10 February 1995.  To Bradley Air Services in January 1997.  To Arctic Sunwest Charters on 17 July 2001.  Still there in 2003.

 

last date: 19 July 1994 - Struck off

13807

de Havilland Canada

 

CC-138

 

Twin Otter

 

DHC-6 Series 300

309

 

 

 

 

first date: 17 September 1971 - Taken on strength

 

With No. 440 Squadron at CFB Namao, Alberta.  Used by crew from reserve unit No. 418 Squadron at time of crash.  Was searching for another SAR aircraft (civilian) that had gone down looking for an overdue light plane.  The aircraft flew into the side of a mountain, killing all on board: pilot Capt. Ted Kates, co-pilot Capt. Wayne Plumtree and 6 observers.  According to official accident report, the crash was caused by a freak optical illusion.  Color of rocks in mountain combined with sun angle at the time of the crash to make a large ledge impossible to see.  Crash location 74 kilometres (46.3 miles) west of Calgary, Alberta.

 

last date: 5 May 1987 - Struck off after being destroyed in crash on 14 June 1986, see comments.

13808

de Havilland Canada

 

CC-138

 

Twin Otter

 

DHC-6 Series 300

310

 

 

 

 

first date: 8 July 1971 - Taken on strength

 

Delivered to No. 424 (T&R) Squadron, CFB Trenton.  Used for initial flight crew training at Trenton, with DHC instructor Don Rogers.  Ferried from Trenton to Pakistan on 24 July to 9 August 1971, via Frobisher, Greenland, Iceland, UK, Lahr, Rome, Athens, Beirut, Bahrein, Karachi, Rawalpindi and Srinagar.  Commenced UN operations on 11 August 1971.  Operated in Pakistan for UNMOGIP (UN Military Observer Group in Pakistan), in UN colours but still displaying CF serial number.  Destroyed on ground, by bomb from Indian AF Hunter of No. 20 Squadron, IAF at Islamabad-Chaklala Air Base in Pakistan on 5 December 1971.  No casualties reported.

 

last date: 12 January 1972 - Struck off after being destroyed on 5 December 1971, see comments

13809

de Havilland Canada

 

CC-138

 

Twin Otter

 

DHC-6 Series 300

382

 

 

 

 

first date: 7 November 1973 - Taken on strength

 

Purchased as replacement for 13808.  With No. 440 Squadron at CFB Namao, Alberta.  Leased to RCMP, through Inter-Cay Financial and Investment Inc. of Toronto, from 13 May 1994.  Operated in overall white finish, carried CF serial number and registration C-FSLR.  Reportedly used in anti-drug surveillance flights.  Declared surplus on 19 July 1994.  To KSS Aviation of Papua New Guinea as P2-KSK by December 1994.  To US register as N677A, registered to Scott Aircraft Services same month.  To Canadian register as C-FUGT.  To Ashe Aircraft Enterpirses on 15 March 1995.  To Bradley Air Services on 16 March 1995.  To First Air on 29 January 1999, based at Ottawa, Ontario.  To Unaalik Aviation on 7 June 2002.  To Ken Borek Air on 25 October 2004.  Sold to Maldivian Air Taxi in December 2004, registered as 8Q-MAR.  Ferried to Maldives 14 and 15 November 2004.

 

last date: 19 July 1994 - Struck off, sold.

 

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