DHC-3 Otter Archive Master Index

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c/n 456

CF-UKN at Downsview - CYZD, Ontario.
Photo: Sheldon D. Benner © March 1966 - Karl E. Hayes Collection
N703TH at Campbell River - CYBL, British Columbia.
Photo: Bob Kobzey © April 2013

c/n 456

CF-UKN

N703TH

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• CF-UKN Sherritt Gordon Air Transport Ltd., Lynn Lake, MB. Delivered 04-Mar-1965.

Accident: Lynn Lake, MB. 03-Oct-1970, The accident report summarised as: “Descending turn, dragged wing tip, failed to see/avoid objects, exercised poor judgement, glassy water, unwarranted low flying, substantial damage

• CF-UKN Northway Aviation Ltd., Arnes, MB. Regd 04- Apr-1985, 09-May-1997 & 27-May-2004. Canx 17-Aug-2009 on export to USA..

• N703TH Arctic Aerospace, Richmond, BC. 02-Sep-2009.

Power plant: Turbine Walter M601E 11.

Airworthiness date: 18-Sep-2009.

• N703TH Sky Pro Enterprises Ltd., Las Vegas, NV. Regd 05-Sep-2009.

• N703TH Hans H. Munich, dba., Yaukatat Coastal Airlines, Yukatat, AK. Regd 24-May-2010.

Current

Otter 456 was delivered to Sherritt Gordon Air Transport Ltd., of Lynn Lake, Manitoba on 4th March 1965, registered CF-UKN. This was the air transport division of Sherritt Gordon Mines. The nickel mine at Lynn Lake was located in a very remote part of Manitoba, over one thousand kilometres north of Winnipeg, and air transport was required to connect the mine with Winnipeg and other parts of Manitoba. The Otter was to serve the mine for twenty years, with only one accident recorded, at Lynn Lake on 3rd October 1970, which the accident report summarised as: “Descending turn, dragged wing tip, failed to see/avoid objects, exercised poor judgement, glassy water, unwarranted low flying, substantial damage”. The Otter was repaired and resumed service. It continued flying for Sherritt Gordon Air Transport until sold to Northway Aviation Ltd., of Arnes, Manitoba in April 1985, which it has served ever since, part of the company's fleet based at Arnes on the shore of Lake Winnipeg and serving central and northern areas of Manitoba.

To be updated. Currentlt Turbine powered as N703TH.

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