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Friday, 5 April 2013

Photo Update

A few historical pictures for a Friday afternoon. Two nice air-to-air shots from the DHC files, then one from the U.K. and one from Mexico.
MSN 288 was delivered to Transportes Aereos Orientales of Ecuador in July 1970 and remained  there until 1973. Operated by no less than another seventeen companies in the meantime, it is currently with Maldivian Air Taxi as 8Q-MBG.

MSN 288 - DHC-6-300 HC-ASJ
Transportes Aereos Orientales S.A.
DHC Photo - Jun-1970

MSN 561 was delivered to Greenlandair in 1978, where it remained for the next thirty-two years. Coincidently, this one is also currently with Maldivian Air Taxi, where it has become 8Q-MBE.

MSN 561 - DHC-6-300 - OY-ATY
Greenlandair A/S
DHC Photo - Jan-1978

MSN 516 was delivered to the U.K.'s Taylow Woodrow Towell engineering & construction firm in 1976. It went on to fly with Schreiner Airways, then to Papua New Guinea for Talair, Flight West in Australia, and finally back to PNG for Airlines PNG in 2005 as PQ-MCS

MSN 516 - DHC-6-300 G-BTWT
Taylor Woodrow Towell PLC
Photographer Unknown - Feb-1978

MSN 237 was delivered to Transportes Aereos Terrestres S.A. in the state of Durango, Mexico in Jun-1969. There are not a lot of Twin Otters that have maintained single ownership over their lifetime, but XA-TAT has been with it's original operator for the past forty-four years.

MSN 237 - DHC-6-300 XA-TAT
Transportes Aereos Terrestres S.A.
Photographer Unknown