VH-IAM. de Havilland Canada DHC-6-300 Twin Otter. c/n 261.


This aircraft was originally ordered by MAC Miami Aviation Corporation but was not taken up

Rolled out at the de Havilland Canada Downsview, Ontario plant - August 02, 1969

First flown at Downsview - August 20, 1969

Powered by Pratt & Whitney Canada PT6A-27 engines

Entered onto the Canadian Aircraft Register as CF-IOJ - November 1969

Registered to de Havilland Canada Inc, Downsview, Ontario, Canada

Accepted by Imperial Oil Ltd, Toronto at Downsview - November 20, 1969

Transferred to Imperial Oil Ltd, Edmonton Alberta - March 1973

The aircraft was reregistered as C-FIOJ - September 30, 1974

Registered to Imperial Oil Ltd, Edmonton, Canada

Imperial Oil was renamed Esso Resources Canada, Calgary, Alberta - December 31, 1978

Sold to Aklak Air, Inuvit, NT - September 1986

Registered to Aklak Air, Inuvit, NT - October 15, 1986

Sold to Beau Del Leasing, Calgary - March 1993

Departed Calgary on the ferry flight to Australia - April 06, 1993

Arrived Maryborough, Queensland on completion of the ferry flight - May 14, 1993

Cancelled from the Canadian Aircraft Register - June 07, 1993

Entered onto the Australian Aircraft Register as VH-IAM - July 19, 1993

Registered to Islands Helicopter Services, Rebaul, Papua New Guinea

Arrived Port Morseby on delivery to Islands Helicopter Services - ?

Cancelled from the Australian Aircraft Register - February 22, 1994

Entered onto the Papua New Guinea Aircraft Register as P2-IAF - February 22, 1994

The aircraft was sold to PT Air Regional, Wamena, Indonesia - October 2002

Cancelled from the Papua New Guinea Aircraft Register - October 07, 2002

Entered onto the Indonesian Aircraft Register as PK-WAY - October 2002

Registered to PT Air Regional, Wamena, Indonesia

The aircraft was named 'Spirit of Puncak Jaya'

The aircraft was destoyed when it crashed into a mountain at Gurung Mulia, West Papua - March 27, 2003

It crashed into the mountain side some 3 minutes after taking off from Gurung Mulia

The aircraft was operating the Gurung Mulia - Wamena service

The were four fatalities but sixteen people survived the crash

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