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Last updated: 25 October 2021
Datum:Donnerstag 22 Dezember 1955
Flugzeugtyp:Silhouette image of generic DHC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
de Havilland Canada UC-1 Otter (DHC-3)
Fluggesellschaft:United States Navy
Kennzeichen: 142424
Werknummer: 76
Baujahr: 1955
Besatzung:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen:
Fluggäste:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen:
Gesamt:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen:
Sachschaden: Zerstört
Konsequenzen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Unfallort:nahe Cape Bird, Ross Island (   Antarctica)
Flugphase: Anfangssteigflug (ICL)
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The Otter was part of Operation Deep Freeze 1 in Antarctica. After takeoff the pilot reported that his controls were stuck. The aircraft descended again and struck the snow hard. Both main ski struts were forced into the fuselage as the airplane crash-landed. Salvageable parts were removed and the aircraft was left to float out on the sea ice.



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