DHC-3 Otter Archive Master Index

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c/n 120

F-BHEL
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c/n 120

F-BHEL

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• F-BHEL Aigle Azur Extreme Orient, Saigon, Vietnam. Based Vientiane, Laos. Delivered on 7th May 1956.

Accident: Sam Neua, Laos. 20-Apr-1958. The pilot was killed and the Otter destroyed by the impact and subsequent fire.

Destroyed

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Otter 120 was delivered to Aigle Azur Extreme Orient on 7th May 1956 registered F-BHEL. It was one of three Otters delivered during March/May 1956 to this French charter operator based in Saigon, Vietnam although the Otters flew out of Vientiane, Laos. The other two were F-BHEJ (95) and F-BHEK (96) both delivered on 14th March '56. All three Otters were shipped to Bangkok, re- assembled and flown to Vientiane.

F-BHEL crashed into the ground at Sam Neua, Laos on 20th April 1958. The pilot was killed and the Otter destroyed by the impact and subsequent fire. This was the same location where F-BHEK had crashed on 18th July 1957.

Full history courtesy of Karl E. Hayes © from DHC-3 Otter: A History (2005).

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