"DHC-4T" Turbo Caribou

Updated data in red, last updated    December 15, 2017

 
PEN TURBO Aviation of Cape May, NJ, has undertaken a program to re-engine the DHC-4A Caribou as a result of market demand for turbine powered variant, now designated DHC-4A Turbo Caribou. Both Transport Canada (11/14/00) and Federal Aviation Administration (2/27/01) have issued Supplemental Type Certificates for the Turbo Caribou.                  Check their site out at  www.penturbo.com

N302PT

N302PT (cn # 302) will be the fourth Caribou to be re-engined

Pen Turbo is working on the N302PT (C/N 302) and hope to have it ready for flight in the Spring of 2018.
(Pen Turbo)  


N303PT
N303PT (cn # 303) is the third Caribou to be re-engined in September, 2014

                                             
Pen Turbo test flight of Turbo N303PT (C/N) 303) at Cape May, NJ on Septemmber 17, 2014. Flown by Jim Hart and John Early with two flights totaling 3 hours and no snags.  (Pen Turbo)
Youtube videos of the first flight  of N303PT on 9-17-14 https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=6&v=OK-Q0ScIguk https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OK-Q0ScIguk
 
Sold to Puncar Regency Administration, Indonesia. Ferry flight from Cape May, NJ to Biak Indonesia. Aircraft left on May 3, 2016 and arrived on May 9, 2016. The long range system consisted of two 529-gallon Turtle-Pac bladders feeding the aircraft’s fuel tank by two electric pumps (main & stby) each capable of delivering 3000-lbs/hr.  Average fuel consumption - 850 pounds/hour. Total oil consumed 3 quarts.
                            (See flight data below)

Over the Pacific On approach On the ramp for a refueling stop The ferry crew arriving
TO FROM Distance       Time  
   
KWWD KSMX

2,182 nm

     13:13

KSMX

PHNL

2,132 nm

      12:55 

PHNL

PKMJ

1,982 nm

       12:00

PKMJ

PTPN

   780 nm

                                 4:43

PTPN

WABB

1,413 nm

                                    8:33

 TOTALS   8,487 nm     51:26
PK-SWW
Now Registered as PK-SWW at the inagural flight reception at IIAGA-PAPUA, Indonesia
on September 15, 2016. (Greg Hudson)
On October 31, 2016 PK-SWW (C/N 303) on a unschedule cargo flight from Moses Kilangin airport, Timika, Indonesia to Kaminggaru airport, ILaga Papua, Indonesia crashed into a mountain side at 13,000 feet, 4 crew members were killed.  See accident report below.
PK-SWW Preliminary Accident Report  10-31-16


N238PT

N238PT (cn # 238) is the second Caribou to be re-engined in May, 2010

N238PT (cn # 238) during testing at Cape May, New Jersey in May, 2010. (Jim Hart)

 
N238PT at Cape May, NJ on Spetember, 2011 (Pen Turbo)  

 N238PT Departing Cape May airport, destination Bagram, Afghauistan Sept 25, 2011 (Pen Turbo)

 
N238PT at Bagram AFB, Afghanistan  
Youtube video  - Aerial resupply in Marzak, Afghanistan (Army Staff Sgt. Charles Crail)    https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=27&v=zbbLrIfA_sU
  <<< N238PT demonstrates a low-altitude airdrop in Afghanistan. (Army photo)

>>>  Fort Campbell Lifeliners deliver supplies using Caribou Low Cost Low Altitude Air Drops. This PDF file is a story by the Army on the DHC-4T

N238PT (cn # 238) on an overnight stop in Malta on April 26, 2017. The aircraft departed April 28 on it's way to Africa on a lease to an unknown company. It's route of flight was  KEF-WICK-LYON-MALTA-HEAL (Malcolm Bezzina)
N238PT in Africa on a short term lease in 2017.


N600NC
N600NC  (cn # 237) is the first Caribou to be re-engined in November 14, 2000
Taken on October October 8, 2017 in Puerto Rico (Angel Natal)
Taken March, 2016 at the Marana Pinal Air Park (KMZJ), Arizona (thanks to jetphotos.net/n94504)

N600NC (cn#237) was sold to ODAC LLC (Rampart Aviation) on June 20, 2014 and is based at Colorado Springs, Colorado

Youtube video of N600NC inbound from Fort Lauderdale, Florida to Nassau, Bahamas on 10-4-17         https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BJnIyNXpKoA&t=74s


N600NC (cn # 237) was sold to the Palm Beach Aviation Inc. on August 4, 2008. It is base at Boca Raton, FL and used for sky driving

Taken January, 2010 at the United Nation's ramp at Port A Prince Airport, Haiti. It is flying in support of reliefs in Haiti, operation between the Dominican Republic and Haiti.

 
"DHC-4T"  Turbo Caribou outside at Cape may, NJ for a flight test on Oct. 3. 1996  (Joe Handelman )
 

PEN TURBO were kind enough to fly the aircraft to the Army Otter Caribou Association 2001 reunion Corning, New York on August 3 and 4th for us to inspect. Many thanks to Goby Gobalian, Jim and Jinna Hart of PEN TURBO Aviation.

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