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Date:Thursday 24 November 1994
Type:Silhouette image of generic DHC6 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
de Havilland Canada DHC-6 Twin Otter 300
Operator:Kenn Borek Air
Registration: C-GKBD
MSN: 314
First flight: 1971
Engines: 2 Pratt & Whitney Canada PT6A-27
Crew:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 2
Passengers:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 2
Total:Fatalities: 4 / Occupants: 4
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Rothera Research Station (   Antarctica)
Phase: Takeoff (TOF)
Departure airport:Rothera Research Station (EGAR), Antarctica
Destination airport:Terra Nova Bay-Zucchelli Station, Antarctica
The Twin Otter took off from Rothera Station runway 18 for a flight to Terranova Bay, Antarctica. The aircraft needed a 408 m ground run before becoming airborne, reaching a height of 100 feet. The Twin Otter then began to descend and flew into a 30 m high iceberg The DHC-6 MTOW was 12.500 lb, while the accident aircraft had a weight of 18.500 lb.
The crew had just performed two 7-hour flights with just 2 hours rest in between.

» Air Safety Week 27 February 1995 (p. 5)
» ICAO Adrep Summary 1/95
» Scramble 188
» Scramble 189
» Scramble 190(47)


photo of DHC-6-Twin-Otter-300-HK-3538X
accident date: 24-11-1994
type: de Havilland Canada DHC-6 Twin Otter 300
registration: HK-3538X

This map shows the airport of departure and the intended destination of the flight. The line between the airports does not display the exact flight path.
Distance from Rothera Research Station to Terra Nova Bay-Zucchelli Station as the crow flies is 3765 km (2353 miles).
Accident location: Approximate; accuracy within a few kilometers.

This information is not presented as the Flight Safety Foundation or the Aviation Safety Network’s opinion as to the cause of the accident. It is preliminary and is based on the facts as they are known at this time.
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