DHC-3 Otter Archive Master Index

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c/n 95

F-BHEJ
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c/n 95

F-BHEJ

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• F-BHEJ Aigle Azur Extreme Orient, Saigon, Vietnam. Delivered 14-Mar-1956. By rail freight to Halifax and then by ship to Bankok, Thailand where it was rebuilt before final delivery to Saigon.

Accident: Vientiane, Vietnam. 27-Augus-1956. During take-off, the pilot lost control of the aircraft, which swung off the runway. Two passengers were injured and the aircraft was wrecked.

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Otter 95 was delivered to Aigle Azur Extreme Orient on 14th March 1956 registered F-BHEJ. It was one of three Otters delivered during March/May 1956 to this French charter operator based in Saigon, Vietnam although the Otters flew out of Vientiane, Laos. The Otter was shipped in a crate to Bangkok, Thailand where it was re-assembled and flown to its base at Vientiane. It was not in service for long. It crashed on take-off from Vientiane on 27th August '56, only five months after it had been delivered, with only 181 flying hours on the airframe. During take-off, the pilot lost control of the aircraft, which swung off the runway. Two passengers were injured and the Otter wrecked.

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

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