VH-BMG. de Havilland Canada DHC-6-200 Twin Otter. c/n 219.

 

This aircraft was built by de Havilland Canada, Downsview, Ontario, Canada

First flown at Downsview as N5216 - March 10, 1969

Powered by Pratt & Whitney Canada PT6A-20 engines

As the aircraft was unsold it was stored at Downsview

Sold to the Australian Bureau of Mineral Resources - November 1969

Accepted by Australian Bureau of Mineral Resources at Downsview - December 22, 1969

Handed over to the ferry contractor Floair Inc, Wichita, Kansas - December 22, 1969

Departed Downsview on the ferry flight to Australia - January 05, 1970

Arrived Sydney (Bankstown) on completion of the ferry flight - February 03, 1970

Entered onto the Australian Aircraft Register as VH-BMG - February 03, 1970

Registered to Australian Bureau of Mineral Resources, Canberra

The aircraft was damaged at Darwin whilst being towed - July 09, 1977

Repaired and returned to service

Sold to H. C. Sleigh Aviation, Melbourne - 1982

Withdrawn from service and stored at Melbourne (Essendon) - June 18, 1984

Cancelled from the Australian Aircraft Register - July 16, 1984

Entered onto the Australian Aircraft Register as VH-BMG - June 18, 1987

Registered to H. C. Sleigh Aviation, Melbourne

Sold to Mission Aviation Fellowship, Papua New Guinea - 1988

Cancelled from the Australian Aircraft Register - July 1988

Entered onto the Papua New Guinea Aircraft Register as P2-MFY - July 22, 1988

Registered to Mission Aviation Fellowship, Mt Hagen, Papua New Guinea

Sold to Airlines PNG, Port Moresby - April 2008

Reregistered as P2-MCR - April 22, 2008

Registered to Airlines PNG, Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea

Current with Airlines PNG

 

VH-BMG. Department of National Development Bureau of Mineral Resources - in the standard livery at an unknown airport, April 1972.

(R. N. Smith Collection Copyright Image 1920-746.)

VH-BMG. Bureau of Mineral Resources - in the standard livery at Melbourne Essendon Airport, date unknown.

(R. N. Smith Collection Copyright Image 1920-747.)

VH-BMG. MAF - in the standard livery at an unknown airport, September 1987.

(R. N. Smith Collection Copyright Image 1920-911.)