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c/n 227

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c/n 227

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• F-BGJU Aigle Azur Extreme Orient Vientiane, Laos. Regd 28-Jan-1958.

Accident: Saigon, South Vietnam on 21-Sep-1959, Details unknown. (Date also quoted as 16-Mar-1960, which is date removed from register).

Written off

Otter 227 was delivered to Aigle Azur Extreme Orient on 28th January 1958 registered F-BGJU. The Otter was transported in a crate to its new owners and re-assembled, based at Vientiane, Laos. Aigle Azur had taken delivery of three Otters (95, 96 and 120) during March/May 1956. Otter 95 F- BHEJ crashed at Vientiane in August 1956. Number 96 F-BHEK crashed at Sam Neua, Laos on 18th July 1957 and with the insurance proceeds from the crash, Aigle Azur purchased F-BGJU as a replacement. F-BHEL, the last of the original three, crashed at Sam Neua in April 1958, which left only F-BGJU in operation. It continued in service until written off in a crash at Saigon, South Vietnam on 21st September 1959, bringing Aigle Azur Otter operations to an end.

Full history up to 2005 courtesy of Karl E Hayes © from DHC-3 Otter - A History (CD-ROM 2005)