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Last updated: 28 November 2021
Date:Friday 3 February 1956
Type:Silhouette image of generic DHC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
de Havilland Canada UC-1 Otter (DHC-3)
Operator:United States Navy
Registration: 144260
MSN: 62
First flight: 1955
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Edward VII Peninsula (   Antarctica)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Departure airport:Little America V, Antarctica
Destination airport:Mile 38, Antarctica
Two hours after leaving the Little America V scientific research base the Otter started picking up icing on the propeller. Subsequently the aircraft flew into the summit of a snow covered mountain on the Edward VII Peninsula in Antarctica. The survivors walked 40 miles of the 110 miles back to Little America V before being rescued by a helicopter.

» El Siglo de Torreón 10 February 1956, p15


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