VH-TGS. de Havilland Canada DHC-6-100 Twin Otter. c/n 008.

 

This aircraft was built by de Havilland Canada at Downsview, Ontario - 1966

Entered onto the United States Aircraft Register as N12708 - ?

Registered to de Havilland Canada Inc, Downsview

Rolled out at Downsview - August 19, 1966

First flown as N12708 - August 23, 1966

Sold to Hawker de Havilland, Bankstown - September 08, 1966

Accepted by Hawker de Havilland at Downsview - September 08, 1966

Handed over to Floair Inc, Witchita for the delivery flight to Australia - September 08, 1966

Arrived Sydney (Bankstown) on completion of the delivery flight - September 20, 1966

Cancelled from the United States Aircraft Register - ?

Entered onto the Australian Aircraft Register as VH-TGS - December 06, 1966

Registered to Trans Australia Airlines, Melbourne

The aircraft was named 'Marawaka'

The aircraft was used in Papua New Guinea on the Sunbird services

It was damaged in an accident at Marawaka, PNG - November 16, 1969

Repaired and returned to service - ?

Withdrawn from service - February 1972

Sold to Hawker de Havilland Australia, Melbourne - May 11, 1972

Sold to La Ronge Aviation Services, La Ronge, Saskatchewan, Canada - September 27, 1972

Cancelled from the Australian Aircraft Register - September 27, 1972

Entered onto the Canadian Aircraft Register as CF-CCE - November 17, 1972

Registered to La Ronge Aviation Services, Saskatchewan

Reregistered as C-FCCE - November 1975

Leased to Mackenzie Air, Hay River, NT as the registered operator - October 19, 1976

Returned to La Ronge Aviation Services on termination of the lease - April 1979

La Ronge Aviation Services merged with Transwest Air, Prince Albert, t/a Transwest Air - August 15, 2000

Registered to Transwest Air LP/101008427 Saskatchewan, Prince Albert - November 08, 2001

Damaged when the aircraft collided with a DHC-2 Turbo Beaver C-FOED at La Ronge - March 05, 2006

Repaired and returned to service - ?

Damaged whilst taking-off from La Ronge - April 02, 2009

The aircraft was operating on skiis and was engaged in a flight from La Ronge to Deschambeault Lake

As it became airborne it veered sharply to the right and collided with the airport perimeter fence and trees

It sustained substantial damage

The wreckage was transported to Calgary and was observed stored at Kenn Borek Air - ?

Cancelled from the Canadian Aircraft Register - September 11, 2014