AIRCRAFT HISTORY FILE UPDATE
Master Index Page completed for MSN 001 to MSN 982
All MSN’s now colour coded for Status on Master Index Page
New colour codes added on Master Index Page for 1) Complete not delivered and 2) Production
MSN 7 has one additional image added
MSN 11 has one additional image added
MSN 26 has one additional image added
MSN 48 has one additional image added
MSN 103 has one additional image added
MSN 133 has nine additional images added
MSN 151 has two additional images added
MSN 161 has correction to status
MSN 182 has one additional image added
MSN 246 has one additional image added
MSN 281 has one additional image added
MSN 289 has one additional image added
TWIN OTTER NEWS
Air Moorea Employees Jailed as a result of 2007 Twin Otter Crash
A French Polynesian court has sentenced Air Moorea staff to jail terms relating to the 2007 crash of a company Twin Otter. Five former employees were given prison sentences of up to three years, including Air Moorea’s General Manager Freddy Chanseau. Also sentenced was the former head of French Polynesia’s air safety branch.
MSN 608, F-OIQI crashed shortly after take-off from Moorea on 09-Aug-2007 after the failure of an elevator control cable. There were 20 fatalities.
The accident report can be found here:
Russia’s Aero Geo Suspends Twin Otter Operations
Although details remain unclear, reports from Russian sources indicate that Krasnoyarsk based Aero Geo has withdrawn their Twin Otter fleet as of 31-Dec-2018. The aircraft are owned by Rosneft, and were being operated by Air Geo. Further details welcome.