Twin Otter News

 

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:

https://reports.aviation-safety.net/2007/20070809-0_DHC6_F-OIQI.pdf

 

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Although details remain unclear, reports from Russian sources indicate that Krasnoyarsk based Aero Geo has withdrawn their Twin Otter fleet as of 31-Dec-2018.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.