Hull-loss description
Last updated: 23 October 2014
Status:
Date:Saturday 31 August 1957
Type:de Havilland Canada UC-1 Otter (DHC-3)
Operator:United States Navy
Registration: 142426
C/n / msn: 78
First flight: 1956
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Little America V (   Antarctica)
Phase: Standing (STD)
Nature:Military
Departure airport:-
Destination airport:-
Narrative:
The Otter was parked at Little America V, a scientific research base in Antarctica. An 80 mph wind storm opened the tiedown rings and the aircraft was blown away.

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Sources:
» US Navy and US Marine Corps Aircraft Serial Numbers and Bureau Numbers--1911 to Present / Joe Baugher
» www.VAQ34.com


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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.
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