VH-PGT. de Havilland Canada DHC-6-320 Twin Otter. c/n 271.

Was also registered as: VH-NIO.

 

This aircraft was originally ordered new by Floair Inc

First flown at Downsview as N5218 - December 1969

Sold to Ansett Airlines of Papua New Guinea - December 22, 1969

This was the second DHC-6-300 to be purchased by Ansett Airlines

Arrived Sydney (Bankstown) on completion of the delivery flight in all-metal livery - January 1970

Prepared for delivery to Ansett by Hawker de Havilland, Bankstown

Entered onto the Australian Aircraft Register as VH-PGT - February 19, 1970

Registered to Ansett (P&NG) Ltd

Ferried Sydney (Bankstown) - Lae - February 1970

Withdrawn from service at Lae - October 1973

Sold to Bannock Aerospace Ltd - November 01, 1973

Accepted by Bannock Aerospace at Sydney (Bankstown) Airport - November 1973

Cancelled from the Australian Aircraft Register - November 21, 1973

Entered onto the Canadian Aircraft Register as CF-JJI - November 22, 1973

Sold to Amoco, Pakistan - December 1973

Entered onto the Pakistani Aircraft Register as AP-AXH - ?

Transferred to Amoco Drilling Services - August 24, 1981

Entered onto the United States Aircraft Register as N9090Z - ?

Aircraft was ferried to Gabon for company operations

Sold to Solair - August 1987

Entered onto the Solomon Aircraft Register as H4-SIA - August 1987

Registered to Solomon Islands Airlines - January 1989

Leased to Norfolk Pacific Aviation - June 1989

Cancelled from the Solomon Islands Aircraft Register - June 23, 1989

Entered onto the Australian Aircraft Register as VH-NIO - July 03, 1989

Returned to Solomon Islands Airlines on termination of the lease - June 1990

Cancelled from the Australian Aircraft Register - June 16, 1990

Entered onto the Solomon Aircraft Register as H4-SIA - October 17, 1990

The aircraft was destroyed when it crashed into Mt Nashua, Guadalcanal - September 27, 1991

It was on a flight from Kira Kira to Honiara

Killed were the 2 crew members and all 13 passengers on board

 

VH-PGT. Ansett Airlines of Papua New Guinea - in the 'delta' livery at Sydney Bankstown Airport, November 1973.

(R. N. Smith Copyright Image 1920-858.)

VH-PGT. Ansett Airlines of Papua New Guinea - in the 'delta' livery at Sydney Bankstown Airport, November 1973.

(R. N. Smith Copyright Image 1920-941.)

CF-JJI. Ansett Airlines of Papua New Guinea - in the 'delta' livery at Sydney Bankstown Airport, January 1974.

(R. N. Smith Copyright Image 1920-417.)