This 1980 aircraft was imported from Germany by Fjällfrakt i Arjeplog in August 1988. It was purchased as a replacement for the company's earlier Jet Ranger (SE-HLX
) that had been damaged in an accident a month earlier.
The aircraft was used for tourism, reindeer herding and various aerial work operations in the mountain world.
As Fjällfrakt i Arjeplog decided to focus in air transports it changed name to Arctic Air
in 1989. SE-HTC
was transferred to the new company. It operated parallel with an Aérospatiale Ecureuil (SE-JAG
) at the Vuoggatjålme tourism station between 1990-1992.
The aircraft was lost in a tragic accident near Bodø in Norway in May 1996. The pilot and a crew member lost their lives when the helicopter hit a power line during a reindeer operation.
The helicopter was replaced by the Jet Ranger SE-HKK
the next year.