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c/n 264

57-6125

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• 57-6125 United States Army. Delivered 15-May-1958. Designated as U-1A.

Delivered to Addison, TX., for work to be done by the Collins Radio Corporation.

Delivered to the 3rd Aviation Company of the US Army, based at Illesheim, Germany.

Removed from Army inventory as a result of a crash. See note below.

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Otter 264 was delivered to the United States Army on 15th May 1958 with serial 57-6125 (tail number 76125). It was one of sixteen Army Otters delivered from Downsview to Addison, Texas for work to be done on them by the Collins Radio Corporation.

The aircraft was delivered to the 3rd Aviation Company of the US Army, based at Illesheim, Germany and was coded 16 with the unit. It suffered a hard landing in a strong crosswind at Illesheim in April 1959, which resulted in the collapse of the undercarriage. As James Elliott writes: “The aircraft was lifted onto a flat-bed truck and hauled to a depot in Belgium (SABCA at Gosselies) where it was repaired, repainted NATO grey and came back to the unit months later as good as new”. It did not last too much longer, however, being deleted from the inventory in April 1960 as the result of a crash, details unfortunately unknown.

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