VH-GKR. de Havilland Canada DHC-6-200 Twin Otter. c/n 187.

 

This aircraft was ordered by Cable Commuter Airlines

It was built by de Havilland Canada Inc at Downsview, Ontario - 1968

Entered onto the United States Aircraft Registered as N7670 - November 1968

Registered to de Havilland Canada Inc, Downsview, Ontario

Rolled out at Downsview as N7670 - ?

First flown at Downsview as N7670 - ?

Powered by Pratt & Whitney Canada PT6A-27 engines

Accepted by Cable Commuter Airlines at Downsview - December 18, 1968

The aircraft was named 'Miss Eileen'

Cable Commuter Airlines merged with Aero Commuter, Long Beach, California - March 18, 1969

Aero Commuter was renamed Golden West Airlines, Los Angeles, California - July 15, 1969

The aircraft was withdrawn from service and stored at Los Angeles - 1971

It was sold to Territory Airlines, Goroka, Papua New Guinea - 1972

Cancelled from the United States Aircraft Register - June 15, 1972

Entered onto the Australian Aircraft Register as VH-GKR - July 10, 1972

It was registered to Territory Airlines, Goroka, Papua New Guinea

Cancelled from the Australian Aircraft Register - May 01, 1974

Entered onto the Papua New Guinea Aircraft Register as P2-GKR - May 01, 1974

It was registered to Territory Airlines, Goroka, Papua New Guinea

The aircraft was named 'City of Tari'

Territory Airlines changed its name to Talair - May 1975

The aircraft was reregistered as P2-RDA - May 06, 1976

It was registered to Talair, Goroka, Papua New Guinea

The aircraft was sold to MAF (Mission Aviation Fellowship), Mount Hagen, Papua New Guinea - March 1993

The aircraft was destroyed when it crashed near Oslobip, Papua New Guinea - December 17, 1994

It crashed into the side of a mountain at 6,400 feet whilst flying from Tabubil to Selbang in poor weather

All 28 people on board the aircraft at the time were killed - 2 crew, 18 adult passengers, 5 children, 3 infants

 

P2-RDA. Talair Tourist Airlines of Niugini - 'City of Tari' in the standard livery at an unknown airport, January 1982.

(R. N. Smith Collection Copyright Image 1920-899.)