VH-HEA. de Havilland Canada DHC-6-200 Twin Otter. c/n 222.
This aircraft was built by de Havilland Canada at Downsview, Ontario - 1969
First flown at Downsview as CF-? - March 21, 1969
Powered by Pratt & Whitney Canada PT6A-20 engines
The registration 'CF-QEI' was reserved but subsequently not used - July 15, 1969
This aircraft remained unsold and was placed in storage at Downsview
Sold to MAC Miami Aviation Corporation, Opa-Locka, Florida - November 11, 1969
Leased to Island Air Lease t/a Out Island Airways, Nassau - November 11, 1969
Entered onto the Bermudian Aircraft Register as VP-BDB - November 11, 1969
Out Island Airways merged with Bahamasair, Nassau - June 07, 1973
Cancelled from the Bermudian Aircraft Register - ? 1975
Entered onto the Bahamas Aircraft Register as C6-BDB - ? 1975
Sold to Slate Falls Airways, Sioux Lookout, ON - April 09, 1976
Cancelled from the Bahamas Aircraft Register - ?
Entered onto the Canadian Aircraft Register as C-GSFC - ?
Sold to Pace Air, Winnipeg, MB - November 13, 1979
Sold to Talair, Papua New Guinea - February 1980
Used the temporary registration 'N5593K' for the ferry flight to Papua New Guinea
Departed Toronto on the ferry flight to Papua New Guinea - February 28, 1980
Entered onto the Papua New Guinea Aircraft Register as P2-RDF - March 1980
Registered to Talair, Goroka, Papua New Guinea
The aircraft was withdrawn from service at Goroka when Talair ceased operations - May 25, 1993
Ferried Goroka - Cairns for storage - July 16, 1993
Ferried Cairns - Mareeba for storage - ?
Sold / leased to Airlink, Rabaul, Papua New Guinea - September 1993
Registered as P2-ALU - October 07, 1993
Registered to Airlink, Rabaul, Papua New Guinea
Ferried Mareeba - Rabaul - ?
Withdrawn from service by Airlink - ?
Ferried Port Moresby - Maroochydore (Queensland) - October 17, 1998
Entered onto the Australian Aircraft Register as VH-HEA - November 25, 1998
Registered to Eastland Air, Toowoomba, Queensland
The aircraft remained stored at Maroochydore as 'P2-ALU'
It was transported by road from Maroochydore to Toowoomba for reduction to spares - September 2000
Fuselage and wings subsequently transported to Thunder Bay, ON, Canada
Fuselage and wings observed at Thunder Bay - March 2004
Cancelled from the Australian Aircraft Register - ?
Current status - ?
P2-RDF. Talair - in the standard livery at an unknown airport, June 1990.
(R. N. Smith Collection Copyright Image 1920-857.)