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Pilatus Porter History
by Markus Herzig
S/N 726

S/N: 726 Built: 1971 TSN: > 8'500
Registration Type Operator / Owner From To Remarks
HB-FGA PC-6/B2-H2 Pilatus Flugzeugwerke 1971-05 1974-10 demonstrator 
N30TU PC-6/B2-H2 Jungle Aviation & Radio Service Inc. 1974-10-01 1977-04-27 ops in Nepal
F-GAMV PC-6/B2-H2 S.E.F.A., Cannes 1977-06-29 1979-10-23 on floats, sank in sea 
HB-FGA PC-6/B2-H2 Birair AG 1979-11-23 1980-10 rescued and rebuilt by Birair
HB-FGA PC-6/B2-H2 Zimex Aviation 1980-10 1988 converted to B2-H4 
HB-FGA PC-6/B2-H4 Zimex Aviation 1988 1999-07-23  
PK-YPC PC-6/B2-H4 Trigana Air Service 1999-07 2003-03 ops in Irian Jaya, dmg 18.1.02
- PC-6/B2-H4 Highland Air, NZ 2003-03 2020-08-26 recovered & stored
- PC-6/B2-H4 Private Owner 2020-08-26 STORED under rebuild by Thai Sky Adventures

HB-FGA of Pilatus fitted with a Pohwaro take off rocket - Photo by Paul Schüpbach © May-72 HB-FGA takeoff with a Pohwaro pulsated overheated hot water rocket - Photo by Pilatus Aircraft © May-72
HB-FGA of Pilatus used as as factory demonstrator - Photo by Pilatus Flugzeugwerke © 1973 N30TU of at Dhorpatan airstrip West Nepal at 9200ft - Photo by Wayne Aeschliman © 1975
F-GAMV of S.E.F.A equipped with S.E.F.A. floats - Photo by S.E.F.A. Floats © 1978 HB-FGA of Zimex Aviation at Bern-Belp airport - Photo by Bruno Wasem © 29-Jun-93
PK-YPC of Trigana Air Service at Penang on delivery - Photo by Jürgen Riedel © Jul-99 PK-YPC of Trigana Air Service after the accident at Bugalaga - Photo by Brian Smith © 11-Jan-03
S/N 726 during rebuild by Thai Sky Adventures - Photo by Harry Hongjindapong © 31-Aug-20

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