17 -  G-ANCM

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Otter number 17 was delivered to the De Havilland Aircraft Company Ltd, DHC's parent company in England, on 31st July 1953, registered G-ANCM. It was to serve as the European demonstrator based at Hatfield, a role it fulfilled for nearly four years. It went on a number of demonstration tours, including one to Norway and Sweden, flown by George Neal, DHC's chief test pilot, where it was shown to civil and military operators. It was also demonstrated in Portugal and Spain.

The Otter was sold in March 1957 to the Indian Air Force, being replaced as European demonstrator by G-AOYX (204). With the Indian Air Force it took serial IM-1057. It survived its tour of duty, and is now preserved in the museum at Kalaikunda Air Base, some seventy miles west of Calcutta, India.

History courtesy of Karl E Hayes from DHC-3 Otter: A History (2005)