VH-PAQ. de Havilland Canada DHC-6-200 Twin Otter. c/n 227.
This aircraft was originally ordered new by Trans Michigan Airlines
First flown at Downsview as N111TM - April 17, 1969
Powered by Pratt & Whitney Canada PT6A-20 engines
The sale to Trans Michigan Air did not proceed
The aircraft was placed in storage in basic Trans Michigan Air livery
The Trans Michigan Air livery was removed from the aircraft - November 1969
Sold to Miami Aviation Corp, Opa Locka, Florida - December 19, 1969
Sold to Aeronaves del Mayab SA t/a Aeronaves Alimentadoras - December 19, 1969
Entered onto the Mexican Aircraft Register as XA-BOM - December 19, 1969
The aircraft was also operated by Aeronaves del Sureste S.A.
Withdrawn from service and offered for sale - January 1978
Sold to John Woods Inc - February 1978
Entered onto the United States Aircraft Register as N54540 - February 15, 1978
Registered to John Woods Inc, Dallas, Texas
Sold to Pan Air Cargo - October 1978
Entered onto the Australian Aircraft Register as VH-PAQ - October 26, 1978
Registered to Pan Air Cargo Pty Ltd
The aircraft was damaged when it crashed on landing at Yarra Creek, King Island - February 13, 1979
The aircraft was carrying a load of beef from King Island to Wynyard, Tasmania
When bad weather prevented the aircraft from landing at Wynyard the pilot elected to return to King Island
Realising that he was running out of fuel an emergency landing was effected in a paddock
The resultant landing rendered the aircraft uneconomical to repair
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Cancelled from the Australian Aircraft Register - February 13, 1979
Aircraft remains were acquired by Aeropelican as a source of spare parts
Observed at Sydney (Bankstown) in a dismantled condition - April 20, 1979
VH-PAQ. Pan Air - in the standard livery at an unknown airport, December 1978.
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