N656WA Wiggins Airways Twin Otter runway crash - Hyannis MA


HYANNIS, Mass. - A DHC-6 Twin Otter cargo flight, operated by Wiggins Airways crashed on takeoff at Barnstable Municipal Airport HYA today, pilot was fatally injured.

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Sad. I don’t recall hearing about a lot of twin Otters crashing. Glad they’re coming back. Latest Flying had a story about US Army ordering three ~$4.5 mil each I think.


Subject line probably should read Hyannis MA :wink:


Too bad for all involved.

This is one of the first aircraft I ever worked on as a new mechanic. It used to operate out of Burlington Vermont with Air North, Allegheny Commuter in the late 60s and 70s. :cry:



A tip for you and others: When you link to a picture on jetphotos.net or airlines.net, use the link right above the picture rather than the URL showing in the address bar. It’s a much shorter link.

In this case, the link is [airliners.net/photo/Alleghen … 0682321/L/](http://www.airliners.net/photo/Allegheny-Commuter-(Air/De-Havilland-Canada/0682321/L/)


I hope the new ones they are manufacturing are as tough as the old ones!

I live right near the plant at Downsview Airport (YZD) where the Twin Otters were built. I was actually there yesterday, 4 Q400’s and a Global Express outside, which are both assembled there now.

All the old DeHavilland buildings are still there. The photo above is c/n 47, that would have been built around 1966.