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c/n 368

FAP-305
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c/n 368

59-2223

FAP-305

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• 59-2223 United States Army. Delivered 19-Apr-1960. Designated as U-1A.

Delivered from Downsview to Fort Eustis, VA., but details of the early years of its Army service are unfortunately unknown.

Feb-1966. Attached to the Army Aviation School, Fort Rucker, AL.

Aug-1966. To the Army Depot at Atlanta, GA., for overhaul.

Mar-1967. Assigned to the Inter American Geodetic Survey (IAGS) based in the Canal Zone, Panama but operating throughout Central and South America.

Apr-1970, It went into storage in Panama.

Oct-1970. To Fort Knox, KY where it served with the Army Training & Doctrine Command as an operational support aircraft.

Incident: North Carolina. 3rd April 1972. It was involved in a forced landing due engine failure.

Aug-1972. To Panama where it was prepared for hand over to the Air Force of Panama by the US Army's Logistics Support Command.

 • FAP-305 Fuerza Aérea Panameña. Sep-1972.

Accident: Location and date unknown.  Aircraft destroyed in a crash.

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Otter 368 was delivered to the United States Army on 19th April 1960 with tail number 59-2223 (tail number 92223). It was delivered from Downsview to Fort Eustis, Virginia but details of the early years of its Army service are unfortunately unknown. During 1962 it was noted at Fort Meade, Maryland. In February 1966 it joined the Army Aviation School at Fort Rucker, Alabama. In August 1966 it went to the depot at Atlanta, Georgia for overhaul and was then in March 1967 assigned to the Inter American Geodetic Survey (IAGS) based in the Canal Zone, Panama but operating throughout Central and South America. It continued flying with the IAGS until April 1970, when it went into storage in Panama. In October 1970, 92223 was flown from Panama to Fort Knox, Kentucky where it served with the Army Training & Doctrine Command as an operational support aircraft. It was involved in a forced landing due engine failure on 3rd April 1972 while flying in North Carolina. In August 1972 it returned to Panama and was prepared for hand over to the Air Force of Panama by the US Army's Logistics Support Command. 92223 was one of five Otters handed over to the Fuerza Aérea Panameña in September 1972, with serial FAP-305. It was destroyed in a crash while in FAP service, details unfortunately unknown.

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