Aviation Photo #0452635 De Havilland Canada DHC-6-300 Twin Otter - Rio Airways

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Rio 642 to SPS is seen parked at end of main terminal wearing "Your first step to everywhere" wording under title "Rio". First flight was January 3, 1979. Delivery date was January 19, 1979. Other serials - HK-2889X with Helicol Colombia, and also N46RA with Air Group - delivered on April 4, 1983. Sadly, W/O July 4, 1991 at El Yopal, Colombia with Helicol Colombia as HK-2889X. While attempting to land, the pilot continued this VFR flight in IFR conditions, & collided with a hill with 3 fatalities - r.i.p.
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    Frank C. Duarte Jr.
    Rio Airways
    De Havilland Canada DHC-6-300 Twin Otter
    De Havilland Canada DHC-6 Twin Otter (V-18)
    De Havilland Canada DHC-6 Twin Otter (V-18)
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    N46RA
    Dallas / Fort Worth - International (Regional)
    Texas
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    July 1979
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