Narrative: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.
|Date:||03 FEB 1956|
|Type:||de Havilland Canada U-1 Otter|
|Operator:||United States Navy|
|C/n / msn:|| 62|
|First flight:|| 1955|
|Crew:||Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: |
|Passengers:||Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: |
|Total:||Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: |
|Airplane damage:|| Written off|
|Airplane fate:|| Written off (damaged beyond repair)|
|Location:||Edward VII Peninsula (Antarctica)
|Phase:|| En route (ENR)|
|Departure airport:||Little America V, Antarctica|
|Destination airport:||Mile 38, Antarctica|
This information is not presented as the Flight Safety Foundation or the Aviation Safety Networkĺs opinion as to the cause of the accident. It is preliminary and is based on the facts as they are known at this time.