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Friday, 19 August 2016

Aircraft Update for 19-Aug-2016



Continues to be extremely quiet on the newsfront, hence the lack of updates. Have been continuing to work on getting photos sent off to Neil for Twin Otter Archive, and he has been busy uploading what I send. The latest batch, which will be done in the coming days includes:


  • Grand Canyon N228SA
  • Maldivian Air Taxi 8Q-MBC on wheels and floats
  • Holiday Airlines N264Z
  • Aeroperlas HP-1283APP
  • Pilgrim Airlines N126PM
  • Maldivian Air Taxi 8Q-MAD
  • Province of Manitoba C-GBEB
  • Syd Aero SE-GTU
  • Maldivian Seaplane 8Q-IAJ
  • Maldivian Air Taxi 8Q-MAI
  • Air Loyauté F-OIJI
  • Berry Aviation N969AC
  • Seaborne C-GKBV
  • AirServ N910HD
  • Air Labrador C-GLAI
  • Grand Canyon N297SA
  • French Air Force F-RACD

59 new photos have already been added to Twin Otter Archive this month, with the ones above on the way.




Updating a report from 20-May-2016 regarding DHC-6-300 MSN 302 9N-ABB; the wreckage of the historically significant airframe was sold by Nepal Airlines Corporation to the BP Museum for the price of $1.00 USD. The sale was arranged via McLarens Aviation on 25-Apr-2016

The significance of this particular aircraft is that it was not only the first hijacking in Nepal, but it also set in motion a political change in the country. The scheme was masterminded by Girija Prasad Koirala, who later became the country's Prime Minister. The cash looted from an onboard bank transfer of 3 million Rupees (roughly $57,000Cad) was used to to finance an armed revolution to restore a multi-party democracy in the country.

The state of the aircraft below is not as a result of the 10-Jun-1973 hijacking (it went on to serve NAC for 40+ years after) but rather an accident that occurred on 16-Feb-2014.


MSN 302 - DHC-6-300 9N-ABB
Nepal Airlines Corporation
Rajendra KC Photo



With thanks to reader James Gardner, a selection of shots of Air Inuit taken on a recent trip to Kuujjuaq, QC to canoe the Leaf River.

MSN 631 - DHC-6-300 C-GTYX
Air Inuit
Tasiujaq, QC 14-Aug-2016
James Gardner, paddler on a Leaf River, QC canoe trip organized by Wanapitei Canoe


MSN 763 - DHC-6-300 C-GMDC
Air Inuit
Tasiujaq, QC 14-Aug-2016
James Gardner, paddler on a Leaf River, QC canoe trip organized by Wanapitei Canoe


MSN 763 - DHC-6-300 C-GMDC
Air Inuit
Tasiujaq, QC 14-Aug-2016
James Gardner, paddler on a Leaf River, QC canoe trip organized by Wanapitei Canoe


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