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.)