Aircraft Photo of N9707B | Vazar DHC-3T Turbine Otter | Vazar Aerospace | AirHistory.net #51667
Aircraft
Registration / Serial:N9707B
Aircraft Original Type:De Havilland Canada DHC-3 Otter
Aircraft Generic Type:De Havilland Canada DHC-3 Otter (U-1/UC)
Aircraft Version:Vazar DHC-3T Turbine Otter
Manufacturers:De Havilland Canada / Vazar
C/n (msn):22
Operator / Titles:(Vazar Aerospace)
Location
City / Airport:AbbotsfordMap
Region / Country:British Columbia, Canada
Airport Codes:ICAO: CYXX   IATA: YXX   Local: CYXX   Other: -
Event:Abbotsford Air Show 1988
 
Photo Date:August 1988
Photo by:Gary Vincent
Photo ID: 51667
Photo Comment

This DHC-3 gave the Otter a new lease on life. While not the first turbine Otter conversion built, it was the first one to be made commercially available. Starting as Royal Canadian Air Force 3668 delivered December 15, 1953, Vazar replaced the Pratt & Whitney R-1340 radial engine with a Pratt & Whitney PT-6A turbine in 1987 and certified the conversion in time to introduce it at the 1988 Abbotsford Air Show. Unfortunately, the aircraft was later destroyed when it was flown up a wrong valley in poor weather on August 18, 1996. The Otter flew into ground that rose faster than it could climb.

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