DHC-3 Otter Archive Master Index

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c/n 259

57-6123 at SABCA, Gosselies, Belgium.
Photo: Unknown photographer © 1959
57-6123 at Wheelus AFB., Tripoli, Libya.
Photo: Unknown photographer © 1961 - Roberts Collection

c/n 259

57-6123

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• 57-6123 United States Army. Delivered 01-May-1958. Designated U-1A.

Initially delivered to Addison, TX., for work to be done by Collins Radio Corporation with the installation of a radio package suitable for European operations.

1958.Delivered to a Unit in Europe but early details unknown.

!959. Attached to 572nd Engineer Platoon (Topographic Aviation) based at Wheelus Air Base, Tripoli, Libya.

Jan-1972. Operating with Corps of Engineers in Iran.

Accident: In Iran -. Apr-1967. No other details.

Apr-1968. Removed from US Army inventory having been scrapped.

Scrapped

Otter 259 was delivered to the United States Army on 1st May 1958 with serial 57-6123 (tail number 76123). It was one of sixteen Army Otters delivered from Downsview to Addison, Texas for work to be done on them by Collins Radio Corporation. Most of these Otters were then delivered to Europe and by 1959 76122 was attached to the 572nd Engineer Platoon (Topographic Aviation) based at Wheelus Air Base, Tripoli, Libya. By January 1962 it was serving with the Corps of Engineers in Iran. It continued with this unit until April 1967 when it was damaged in an accident. It remained on charge until it was deleted from the inventory in April 1968, having been scrapped.

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