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.
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
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.
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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.