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:||Friday 3 February 1956|
de Havilland Canada UC-1 Otter (DHC-3)
|Operator:||United States Navy|
|C/n / msn:|| 62|
|First flight:|| 1955|
|Crew:||Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2|
|Passengers:||Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0|
|Total:||Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2 |
|Airplane damage:|| Damaged beyond repair|
|Location:||Edward VII Peninsula ( Antarctica)
|Phase:|| En route (ENR)|
|Departure airport:||Little America V, Antarctica|
|Destination airport:||Mile 38, Antarctica|
» El Siglo de Torreón 10 February 1956, p15
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.