DHC-3 Otter Archive Master Index

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c/n 70

PI-C52
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c/n 70

PI-C52

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• PI-C52 Philippine Air Lines (PAL). Delivered 04-Mar-1955. Entered service Jun-1955.

Accident: Mouth of the Agus River 12th July 1955. With seven passengers on board, the engine quit over Iligan Bay and the pilot ditched the aircraft. Damage was not extensive and the aircraft was repaired and returned to service.

Accident: Lagonlong Oriental Misamis. 21st June 1957. The pilot landed the aircraft on a highway at Lagonlong Oriental Misamis, after the engine had stopped, but had to swerve into a coconut grove to avoid people rushing at the aircraft. Both wings were sheared off and the Otter damaged beyond economical repair. The remains of the Otter were scrapped, all salvageable parts having been removed.

Scrapped

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Otter number 70 was delivered to Philippine Air Lines (PAL) on 4th March 1955 as PI-C52. Aftertest flying at Downsview, it was packed into a crate and shipped to Manila where it was reassembled and entered service with PAL in June 1955. PI-C52 crashed during its second month of service. On 12th July 1955, with seven passengers on board, the engine quit over Iligan Bay and the pilot ditched the aircraft near the mouth of the Agus River. Damage was not extensive and the aircraft was repaired and returned to service.

Rather unfortunately, on 21st June 1957 the engine quit again. The pilot landed the aircraft on a highway at Lagonlong Oriental Misamis, but had to swerve into a coconut grove to avoid people rushing at the aircraft. Both wings were sheared off and the Otter damaged beyond economical repair. The remains of the Otter were scrapped, all salvageable parts having been removed.

Full history courtesy of Karl E. Hayes © from DHC-3 Otter: A History (2005).

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