VH-TGC. de Havilland Canada DHC-6-320. c/n 288.

 

This aircraft was built by de Havilland Canada at Downsview, Ontario

It was ordered by Tranportes Aereos Orientales, Ecuador

First flown at Downsview as HC-ASJ - 1970

Powered by Pratt & Whitney Canada PT6A-27 engines

Entered onto the Ecuadorian Aircraft Register as HC-ASJ - ?

Registered to Tranportes Aereos Orientales, Pichincha, Ecuador

The aircraft was named 'Murialdo'

Sold to Omni Aircraft Sales, Rockville, MD - 1973

Entered onto the United States Aircraft Register as N26TC - ?

Registered to Omni Aircraft Sales, Rockville, MD

Sold to Intermountain Aviation, Marana, Arizona - February 1974

Intermountain Aviation merged with Evergreen Helicopters, McMinnville, OR - March 1975

Sold to Patricia Air Transport, Sioux Lookout, Ontario, Canada - April 11, 1976

Entered onto the Canadian Aircraft Register as C-GFXJ - April 15, 1976

Departed Marana on the ferry flight to Canada - April 1976

Arrived Calgary on completion of the ferry flight - April 28, 1976

Cancelled from the United States Aircraft Register - ?

Sold to Birchknoll Investments Ltd, Toronto, Ontario t/a Patricia Air Transport, Sioux Lookout - May 21, 1976

Sold to 660 Syndicate / G.S. Niblett & D.S. Mills t/a Patricia Air Transport, Sioux Lookout - May 21, 1976

Returned to 660 Syndicate when Patrician Air Transport ceased operations - February 18, 1978

Ferried Sioux Lookout - Toronto on return to the lessors

Cancelled from the Canadian Aircraft Register - ?

Entered onto the United States Aircraft Register as N288Z - ?

Registered to 660 Syndicate / G.S. Niblett & D.S. Mills

Leased to Mountainwest Aviation, Tucson, Arizona as the registered operator - March 07, 1978

Returned to the lessors on termination of the lease - September 1978

Leased to Wyoming Airlines, Casper, Wyoming as the registered operator - September 26, 1978

Repossessed by 660 Syndicate - March 19, 1979

Sold to Commutair, Houston, Texas - October 1979

The aircraft was badly damaged in a ground accident at Houston, Texas - Decembere 11, 1979

The wing was damaged when the aircraft collided with a Braniff Boeing 727

Repaired and returned to service - January 02, 1980

Sold to 660 Syndicate - June 1980

Leased to Sierra Pacific Airlines, Tucson, Arizona as the registered operator - February 06, 1981

Returned to 660 Syndicate on termination of the lease - January 1983

Registered to Banco de Ponce, Hato Rey, Puerto Rico - January 10, 1983

Leased to Crown Air Systems, Puerto Rico as the registered operator

Registered to Silvestre M. Mirando, Hato Rey, Puerto Rico - May 03, 1983

The lease to Crown Air Systems continued

Registered to K.N.P. Air Lease Inc, Rosemont, IL - October 27, 1987

Returned to 660Syndicate - December 31, 1987

Registered to 239665 Alberta Ltd, Calgary t/a Ashe Aircraft Leasing, Springbank, AB - July 18, 1988

Cancelled from the United States Aircraft Register - ?

Entered onto the Canadian Aircraft Register as C-FCUS - September 16, 1988

Registered to Ashe Aircraft Leasing, Springbank, AB

Sold to Australian Regional Airlines, Cairns - 1989

Cancelled from the Canadian Aircraft Register - April 12, 1989

Entered onto the Australian Aircraft Register as VH-TGC - April 12, 1989

Registered to Australian Regional Airlines, Cairns, Queensland

Leased to Vanair, Port Vila, Vanuatu - October 31, 1989

Returned to Australian Regional on termination of the lease - March 07, 1990

Australian Regional Airlines merged with Sunstate Airlines, Brisbane, Queensland - October 01, 1993

Withdrawn from service and sold - ?

Cancelled from the Australian Aircraft Register - August 28, 1998

Entered onto the Swiss Aircraft Register as HB-LSP - August 31, 1998

Registered to Topscore Management, Geneva, Switzerland

Transferred to Benavia Special Air Operations, Geneva - September 1998

Returned to Topscore Management, Geneva - January 06, 2002

Sold to South Africa - ?

Cancelled from the Swiss Aircraft Register - ?

Entered onto the South African Aircraft Register as ZS-OVD - April 12, 2002

Registered to New Millen 130 Investments

Leased to Rossair Executive Air Charter, Lanseria, South Africa as the registered operator

Aircraft was sold Air Service Gabon, Libreville, Gabon - June 24, 2004

Cancelled from the South African Aircraft Register - ?

Entered onto the Gabonese Aircraft Register as TR-LGS - ?

Registered to CSAE Inc, Toronto, Canada

Leased to Air Service Gabon as the registered operator

The aircraft was damaged at Tsika, Gabon - November 17, 2008

The PIC tried to exit the runway before the landing roll was completed

Cancelled from thw Gabonese Aircraft Register - ?

Observed at Alterhein, Switzerland in basic Maldivian Air Taxi livery with any registration - February 13, 2011

Entered onto the United States Aircraft Register as N102SK - February 28, 2011

Registered to Aerospace Trust Management LLC Trustee, Wilmington, Delaware

Cancelled from the United States Aircraft Register - March 16, 2011

Entered onto the Maldives Aircraft Register as 8Q-MBG - March 24, 2011

Registered to Seaplane Holdings A/S, Vedbaek, Denmark

Leased to Maldivian Air Taxis, Male as the registered operator

Current with Maldivian Air Taxi

 

VH-TGC. Australian Regional - in the Australian livery at an unknown airport, October 1989.

(R. N. Smith Collection Copyright Image 1920-852.)

VH-TGC. Australian Regional - in the Australian livery at Cairns Airport, October 21, 1990.

(R. N. Smith Collection Copyright Image 1920-445.)

VH-TGC. Australian Regional - in the Australian livery at Cairns Airport, date unknown.

(R. N. Smith Collection Copyright Image 1920-853.)

VH-TGC. Sunstate - in the Qantas livery at Cairns Airport, date unknown.

(R. N. Smith Collection Copyright Image 1920-377.)