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Last updated: 25 October 2021
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Datum:donderdag 22 december 1955
Type:Silhouette image of generic DHC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
de Havilland Canada UC-1 Otter (DHC-3)
Luchtvaartmaatschappij:United States Navy
Registratie: 142424
Constructienummer: 76
Bouwjaar: 1955
Bemanning:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden:
Passagiers:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden:
Totaal:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden:
Schade: Afgeschreven
Gevolgen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Plaats:nabij Cape Bird, Ross Island (   Antarctica)
Fase: InitiŽle klim (ICL)
Soort vlucht:Militair
Vliegveld van vertrek:?
Vliegveld van aankomst:?
Beschrijving:
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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