Accident
Last updated: 23 October 2014
Estado:
Fecha:viernes 3 febrero 1956
Tipo:de Havilland Canada U-1 Otter (DHC-3)
Operador:United States Navy
Registración: 144260
Numéro de série: 62
Año de Construcción: 1955
Tripulación:Fatalidades: 0 / Ocupantes:
Pasajeros:Fatalidades: 0 / Ocupantes:
Total:Fatalidades: 0 / Ocupantes:
Daños en la Aeronave: Anulado
Consecuencias: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Ubicación:Edward VII Peninsula (   Antártida)
Fase: En ruta (ENR)
Naturaleza:Militar
Aeropuerto de Salida:Little America V, Antártida
Aeropuerto de Llegada:Mile 38, Antártida
Descripción:
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.

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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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