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c/n 237

57-6116
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c/n 237

57-6116

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• 57-6116 United States Army. Delivered 10-Mar-1958. Designated U-1A.

Initially to Addison, TX., for installation of radio equipment by the Collins Radio Corporation.

US Army Aviation Detachment, Caribbean, later the 352nd Aviation Company, Albrook AFB., in Panama's Canal Zone.

Transferred Inter American Geodetic Survey (IAGS) Aviation Component, based in the Panama Canal Zone, operated on survey duties throughout Central and South America.

Accident: Jun-1988. Destroyed in a crash understood to have been in Argentina.

Aug-1968. Deleted from Army Inventory.

Written off

Otter 237 was delivered to the United States Army on 10th March 1958 with serial 57-6116 (tail number 76116). It was one of sixteen Army Otters delivered from Downsview to Addison, Texas for work to be done on them by Collins Radio Corporation. Although most of this batch were then assigned to Europe, four were allocated to the Caribbean, including 76116, which went to the US Army Aviation Detachment, Caribbean, which eventually became the 352nd Aviation Company, based at Albrook AFB in Panama's Canal Zone.

76116 continued flying for the 352nd Aviation Company until February 1968, when it was transferred to the Army's Inter American Geodetic Survey (IAGS) Aviation Component, also based in the Canal Zone, but active on survey duties throughout Central and South America. The Otter's time with the IAGS was brief, as it was destroyed in a crash in June 1968 and was deleted from the Army's inventory in August of that year. It is understood to have crashed in Argentina.

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