VH-TGE. de Havilland Canada DHC-6-300 Twin Otter. c/n 265.

 

This aircraft was originally ordered new by TAA Trans-Australia Airlines - ?

Built by de Havilland Canada at Downsview, Ontario, Canada

Rolled out at Downsview - October 1969

Entered onto the United States Aircraft Register as N93985 - October 1969

The registration marks were incorrectly painted on the aircraft as 'N9398S' but were rectified

First flown at Downsview as N93985 - ?

Powered by Pratt & Whitney Canada PT6A-27 engines

Handed over to Air Capital International, Augusta, KS as the ferry contrator for T.A.A. - December 21, 1969

Departed Downsview on the ferry flight to Australia - December 1969

The aircraft was badly damaged when it made a forced landing on Tau Island - January 05, 1970

It had run out of fuel due to strong headwinds whilst flying the Honolulu - Pago Pago sector

The crash site was some 65 miles short of its destination

The wreckage was transported by barge from Tau Island to Pago Pago then shipped to Australia

Arrived at Hawker de Havilland Australia facility at Sydney (Bankstown) for rebuilding - ?

The intented Australian Aircraft Register as 'VH-TGE' was not taken up

Cancelled from the United States Aircraft Register - January 08, 1970

The damaged airframe was sold to Marathon Oil - December 1971

Rebuilding commenced at Hawker de Havilland Sydney (Bankstown) facility - 1972

Entered onto the United States Aircraft Register as N94457 - September 29, 1973

Registered to Marathon Oil Company, Findlay, Ohio

Departed Sydney (Bankstown) on the ferry flight to Canada - October 1973

The aircraft was observed at Noumea (Magenta) in an all-white livery en-route to Canada - October 13, 1973

Cancelled from the United States Aircraft Register - ?

This aircraft was transferred to Marathon Oil Company, Pakistan - ?

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

The aircraft was observed at Singapore (Seletar) as 'AP-AXP' - November 30, 1975

The aircraft was also observed at Downsview on various occasions - June - September 1977

Entered onto the Canadian Aircraft Register as C-GABJ - September 23, 1977

Registered to Air Brazeau, Rouyn, QC

Cancelled from the Canadian Aircraft Register - ?

Entered onto the United States Aircraft Register as N4993X - September 22, 1978

Registered to Bannock Aereospace, Wilmington, Delaware

Sold to Peabody Coal Company, Flagstaff. Arizona - September 1978

Reregistered as N304PC - December 1980

Registered to Peabody Coal Company, Flagstaff. Arizona

Sold to JAS Aircraft Sales & Leasing Inc, Jacksonville, Florida - December 23, 1997

Cancelled from the United States Aircraft Register - February 02, 1998

Sold to The Shoe Store Limited, Yellowknife, NT - February 27, 1998

Entered onto the Canadian Aircraft Register as C-FATM - February 27, 1998

Registered to The Shoe Store Limited, Yellowknife, NT

Leased to Air Tindi Limited, Yellowknife NT as the registered operator - March 01, 1998

Returned to The Shoe Store on termination of the lease - December 1999

Prepared for lease to Winnair - December 1999

Cancelled from the Canadian Aircraft Register - December 14, 1999

Entered onto the Netherlands Antilles Aircraft Register as PJ-ATL - December 14, 1999

Registered to The Shoe Store Limited, Yellowknife, NT

Leased to Windward Island Airways International, saint Maarten as the registered operator

Returned to The Shoe Store on termination of the lease - May 08, 2000

Cancelled from the Netherlands Antilles Aircraft Register - May 2000

Entered onto the Canadian Aircraft Register as C-FATM - May 08, 2000

Cancelled from the Canadian Aircraft Register - May 08, 2000

Entered onto the Canadian Aircraft Register as C-FATM - July 12, 2000

Air Tindi Limited, Yellowknife NT is the registered operator

Current with Air Tindi

 

C-FATM. Air Tindi Ltd - in the standard livery at an unknown airport, June 2001.

(R. N. Smith Collection Copyright Image 1920-837.)

C-FATM. Air Tindi Ltd - in the standard livery at an unknown airport, date unknown.

(R. N. Smith Collection Copyright Image 1920-838.)