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Pilatus Porter History
by Markus Herzig
S/N 625

S/N: 625 Built: 1967 TSN: -
Registration Type Operator / Owner From To Remarks
HB-KOA PC-8D Twin Porter Pilatus Flugzeugwerke AG 1967-11-28 1969-12 serial number 1001 
The frame of #625 was used for the Pilatus PC-8D Twin Porter prototype HB-KOA #1001. The first flight was on November 28, 1967. Due to quite bad flying characteristics the project was cancelled in January 1969. The aircraft has been scrapped.

HB-KOA of Pilatus is taking off at Buochs for a test flight - Photo by Pilatus Flugzeugwerke © 1967 HB-KOA PC-8D Twin Porter presented at the Le Bourget airshow - Photo by Nicky Scherrer © 1968
HB-KOA PC-8D Twin Porter during a testflight - Photo by Pilatus Flugzeugwerke © 1968

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