VH-SHW. de Havilland Canada DHC-6-320 Twin Otter. c/n 721.

 

This aircraft was originally ordered new by ?

Rolled out at the de Havilland Canada Downsview plant - October 1980

First flown at Downsview - October 27, 1980

Powered by Pratt & Whitney Canada PT6A-27 engines

Entered onto the United States Aircraft Register as N999PG - ?

Registered to ?

Accepted by Etty Aerospace at Downsview, Ontario - November 18, 1980

Sold to Geosurvey International Inc, Denver, CO - November 23, 1980

The aircraft remained in the United States for extensive survey modifications prior to delivery to Geosurvey

Observed at Prestwick (Scotland) en-route to the Geosurvey base in Nairbo, Kenya - May 08, 1983

Cancelled from the United States Aircraft Register - ?

Entered onto the Australian Aircraft Register as VH-SHW - March 22, 1988

Registered to Dick Smith Adventures, Sydney t/a Australian Geographic Society

The aircraft was named ' Sir Hubert Wilkins'

Sold to World Jet Aircraft, Fort Lauderdale, Florida - December 1989

Sold to Air Seychelles, Mahe - February 10, 1990

The aircraft was named 'Isle of Freegate'

Cancelled from the Australian Aircraft Register - February 19, 1990

Entered onto the Seychelles Aircraft Register as S7-AAT - February 1990

Registered to Air Seychellles, Mahe

Sold to Rossair Contracts, Lanseria, South Africa - February 28, 2002

Cancelled from the Seychelles Aircraft Register - ?

Entered onto the South African Aircraft Register as ZS-OVT - 2002

Registered to Roissair Cointracts, Lanseria

Leased to Tassili Airlines, Algiers, Algeria - February 2003

The aircraft was reregistered as ZS-PNT - June 03, 2005

Registered to Aircraft Africa Contracts Lanseria, t/a Rossair Contracts

Sold to CAAMS LLC, Rutherfordton, NC - 2009

Departed Lanseria on the ferry flight to the United States - December 01, 2009

Arrived Rutherfordton on completion of the ferry flight - December 09, 2009

Cancelled from the South African Aircraft Register - December 2009

Entered onto the United States Aircraft Register as N149WJ - December 10, 2009

Registered to CAAMS LLC, Rutherfordton, NC

Cancelled from the United States Aircraft Register - February 19, 2010

Sold to Transportes Aereos Terrestres, Tovoltita, Mexico - June 23, 2010

Entered onto the Mexican Aircraft Register as XA-UOA - 2010

Registered to Transportes Aereos Terrestres, Tovoltita, Mexico

It was badly damaged in a take-off accident at Vista Hermose, Tequesquitengo, Mexico - December 22, 2014

The starboard wing struck a tree on the side of the take-off strip causing the aircraft to swing

It struck some shipping containers causing the fuselage to break away aft of the main cabin door

The aircraft was dismantled on site and shipped back to the Viking Air facility at Victoria, Canada - August 2015

Viking Air rebuilt the aircraft

Returned to service in Mexico - May 2016

 

VH-SHW. ANAR - in the standard livery at Sydney Bankstown Airport, October 1988.

(R. N. Smith Collection Copyright Image 1920-912.)