VH-PGT DHC-6-320 Twin
Second of the Twin Otters
acquired by Ansett in 1969 from the US Company Floair, Inc.
appears to have purchased them new from de Havilland Canada and
resold them. Were they an
airline who didn't make it, or an aircraft dealer?
registered on 19 February 1970
the aircraft went to work in Papua New Guinea until it was
withdrawn from service in
October 1973. Greg Banfield saw it at Bankstown (above) in
November 1973 when it
was up for sale by Bannock Aerospace Ltd What
was a very colorful career - see
Aussieairliners.net's full story on
C/n 271 wound up back on the
Australia register again in 1989 as VH-NIO. working in the
It eventually went onto the Solomon's
register as H4-SIA and was
destroyed in an horrific
crash on Mt. Nashua, Guadalcanal on 27 September 1991, killing the
crew and 13 passengers. The aircraft was descending for a
VFR approach to Henderson
International Airport, Honiara, in heavy rain and low cloud.