VH-TGT. de Havilland Canada DHC-6-100 Twin Otter. c/n 084.

 

This aircraft was ordered new by TAA Trans-Australia Airlines

Entered onto the United States Aircraft Register as N1754 - ?

Registered to de Havilland Canada Inc, Downsiew, Canada

Rolled out at Downsview - January 11, 1968

First flown at Downsview as N1754 - February 09, 1968

Powered by Pratt & Whitney Canada PT6A-20 engines

Sold to TAA Trans-Australia Airlines - ?

Accepted by Trans-Australia Airlines at Downsview - February 24, 1968

Handed over to Air Capital International for the delivery flight to Australia - February 24, 1968

Arrived Brisbane on completion of the delivery flight - March 28, 1968

Cancelled from the United States Aircraft Register - March 28, 1968

Entered onto the Australian Aircraft Register as VH-TGT - April 05, 1968

Registered to Trans-Australia Airlines, Melbourne

Badly damaged when it landed short of the runway at Brampton Island, Queensland - November 01, 1968

Ferried Brampton Island - Sydney (Bankstown) for repairs and upgrading to a DHC-6-200 series

Returned to service - March 24, 1969

Sold to Talair, Goroka, Papua New Guinea - May 09, 1975

Cancelled from the Australian Aircraft Register - July 29, 1975

Entered onto the Papua New Guinea Aircraft Register as P2-TGT - July 29, 1975

Registered to Talair, Goroka, PNG

The aircraft was written off when it crashed prior to landing at Garaina - February 28, 1978

It was operating the Lae - Garaina service

The single crew member was killed on impact

The aircraft was deemed to be uneconomicalk to repair and was written off

Cancelled from the Papua New Guinea Aircraft Register - ?