VH-TNS. de Havilland Canada DHC-6-320 Twin Otter. c/n 255.

 

This aircraft was ordered new by Alaska Airlines - ?

It was built by de Havilland Canada Inc at Downsview, Ontario - 1969

Entered onto the United States Aircraft Register as N200AS - ?

Rolled out as 'N200AS' at Downsview - September 08, 1969

First flown at Downsview as 'N200AS' - September 19, 1969

Powered by Pratt & Whitney Canada PT6A-27 engines

Sold to Boreas International Corporation, Miami, Florida - August 1976

Observed at Miami (Opa Locka) - August 08, 1976

Observed at Miami (Opa Locka) - September 16, 1976

Leased to Surinaamse Luchtvaart Maatschappii, Paramaribo t/a Surinam Airways - November 05, 1976

Cancelled from the United States Aircraft Register - ?

Entered onto the Surinam Aircraft Register as PZ-TCB - ?

Sold to Bannock Aerospace, Toronto, Canada - December 18, 1979

Cancelled from the Surinam ircraft Register - ?

Entered onto the Canadian Aircraft Register as C-GBNI - December 1979

Registered to Bannock Aerospace, Toronto, Canada

Sold to Trans West Airlines, Perth, Western Australia - March 1980

Departed Toronto on the ferry flight to Australia via Reykjavik - March 09, 1980

Arrived Perth (Jandakot) on completion of the ferry flight - March 20, 1980

Cancelled from the Canadian Aircraft Register - March 1980

Entered onto the Australian Aircraft Register as VH-TNS - March 25, 1980

Registered to Trans West Airlines, Jandakot, Western Australia

Ferried Perth - Derby for operations to Fitzroy Crossing and Halls Creek - April 23, 1980

Arrived Melbourne (Essendon) having completed the ferry flight from Perth - June 13, 1982

Sold to Ian Baillie Aircraft Sales, Melbourne, Victoria - June 13, 1982

Observed at Melbourne (Essendon) in an all-white livery - July 04, 1982

Registered to Sunstate Airlines, Brisbane, Queensland - September 01, 1982

Sold to Islands Helicopter Services, Rabaul t/a Islands Aviation - December 1991

Cancelled from the Australian Aircraft Register - December 06, 1991

Entered onto the Papua New Guinea Aircraft Register as P2-IAE - December 06, 1991

Registered to Islands Helicopter Services, Rabaul, Papua New Guinea

Sold to PT Air Regional, Jakarta, Indonesia - May 2003

Cancelled from the Papua New Guniea Aircraft Register - 2003

Entered onto the Indonesian Aircraft Register as PK-WAX - 2003

Registered to PT. Air Regional, Jakarta, Indonesia

This aircraft was badly dasmaged on landing at Mulia, West Papua - January 19, 2004

The aircraft landed short of the runway, griund looped and slid into a ditch

To read more about this accident please click 'HERE'

The wreckage arrived by ship at Cairns, Queensland - August 29, 2006

It was observed outside the Hawker Pacific facility at Cairns Airport - July 29, 2007

It was observed outside the Hawker Pacific facility at Cairns Airport - March 17, 2008

No further sightings have been reported of this aircraft since

Current status - ?

 

VH-TNS. Sunstate - in the original livery at Brisbane Airport, date unknown.

(R. N. Smith Collection Copyright Image 1920-862.)

VH-TNS. Sunstate - in the revised livery at Brisbane Airport, September 1987.

(R. N. Smith Collection Copyright Image 1920-866.)

VH-TNS. Sunstate - in the revised livery at Brisbane Airport, November 1988.

(R. N. Smith Collection Copyright Image 1920-415.)

VH-TNS. Sunstate - in the Australian livery at Brisbane Airport, July 1989.

(R. N. Smith Collection Copyright Image 1920-812.)

VH-TNS. Sunstate - in the Australian livery at Brisbane Airport, July 1989.

(R. N. Smith Collection Copyright Image 1920-854.)