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Last updated: 29 January 2022
Status:Definitief
Datum:woensdag 23 januari 2013
Tijd:22:01
Type:Silhouette image of generic DHC6 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
de Havilland Canada DHC-6 Twin Otter 300
Luchtvaartmaatschappij:Kenn Borek Air
Registratie: C-GKBC
Constructienummer: 650
Bouwjaar: 1979-11-13 (33 years 3 months)
Aantal vlieguren:28200
Motoren: 2 Pratt & Whitney Canada PT6A-34
Bemanning:slachtoffers: 3 / inzittenden: 3
Passagiers:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden: 0
Totaal:slachtoffers: 3 / inzittenden: 3
Schade: Vernield
Gevolgen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Plaats:Mount Elizabeth (   Antarctica)
Fase: Kruisvlucht (ENR)
Soort vlucht:Ferry
Vliegveld van vertrek:South Pole-Amundsen-Scott Station, Antarctica
Vliegveld van aankomst:Terra Nova Bay-Zucchelli Station, Antarctica
Beschrijving:
A de Havilland Canada DHC-6 Twin Otter airplane was destroyed when it crashed into a steep snow- and ice-covered mountain slope at 13,000 feet 3960 metres) asl in the Queen Alexandra range in Antarctica. All three crew members were killed.
The airplane operated on a VFR repositioning flight from Amundsen-Scott Station to the Zucchelli Station at Terra Nova Bay, Antarctica. There was a solid cloud cover in the area and the crew’s view of Mount Elizabeth was likely to have been obscured. The crew probably received a terrain warning 45 seconds before impact. A climb was initiated, but aircraft climb performance was not sufficient to avoid the terrain.

Search and rescue workers made visual contact with the plane's crash site late at night on January 25.

Probable Cause:

Findings as to causes and contributing factors:
The crew of C-GKBC made a turn prior to reaching the open region of the Ross Shelf. The aircraft might have entered an area covered by cloud that ultimately led to the aircraft contacting the rising terrain of Mount Elizabeth.

Accident investigation:
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Investigating agency: TSB Canada
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 1 year and 5 months
Accident number: A13F0011
Download report: Final report

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photo of DHC-6-Twin-Otter-300-C-GKBC
accident date: 23-01-2013
type: de Havilland Canada DHC-6 Twin Otter 300
registration: C-GKBC
photo of DHC-6-Twin-Otter-300-C-GKBC
accident date: 23-01-2013
type: de Havilland Canada DHC-6 Twin Otter 300
registration: C-GKBC
 

Aircraft history
date registration operator remarks
13 NOV 1979 C-GKBC de Havilland Canada first flight
30 NOV 1979 C-GKBC Kenn Borek Air delivered
19 FEB 1980 N55921 ARAMCO leased
NOV 1983 N55921 Empire Airways leased
JAN 1990 N55921 Empire Airlines new name
06 JAN 1992 C-GKBC Kenn Borek Air returned
22 MAY 1993 C-GKBC Harbour Air leased
OCT 1993 C-GKBC Kenn Borek Air returned
13 MAY 1996 C-GKBC Harbour Air leased
OCT 1996 C-GKBC Kenn Borek Air returned
APR 1997 C-GKBC Harbour Air leased
OCT 1997 C-GKBC Kenn Borek Air returned
15 SEP 2004 C-GKBC Maldivian Air Taxi leased
15 JAN 2005 C-GKBC Kenn Borek Air returned
12 APR 2010 C-GKBC Kenn Borek Air settled back to terrain on take-off, sustaining substantial damage to the nosegear and fuselage

Kaart
Deze kaart geeft het vliegveld van vetrek weer en de geplande bestemming van de vlucht. De lijn tussen de vliegvelden geeft niet de exacte vliegroute weer.
De afstand tussen South Pole-Amundsen-Scott Station en Terra Nova Bay-Zucchelli Station bedraagt 2238 km (1399 miles).
Accident location: Exact; as reported in the official accident report.

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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