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Last updated: 18 October 2021
Datum:vrijdag 3 februari 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)
Luchtvaartmaatschappij:United States Navy
Registratie: 144260
Constructienummer: 62
Bouwjaar: 1955
Bemanning:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden: 2
Passagiers:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden: 0
Totaal:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden: 2
Schade: Afgeschreven
Gevolgen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Plaats:Edward VII Peninsula (   Antarctica)
Fase: Kruisvlucht (ENR)
Soort vlucht:Militair
Vliegveld van vertrek:Little America V, Antarctica
Vliegveld van aankomst: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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