A twin-engined transport aircraft manufactured by DeHavilland
. Also produced in a passenger/light cargo variant known as the 'Otter
Used for troop support during the Vietnam War and in many other areas worldwide. Effective due to its STOL (Short Take-Off and Landing) ability and unusually strong landing gear, which was retractable in the Caribou, and fixed for the Otter variant.
Most examples are retired but four serve as cargo planes in Alaska, including aircraft N124DG which had a vital role during the expedition by the 'Air Pirates' to recover the lost 'Kee Bird' B-29 bomber.
Source: "US Army Otter-Caribou Association" <http://www.otter-caribou.org/>