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.
|Date:||Saturday 31 August 1957|
|Type:||de Havilland Canada UC-1 Otter|
|Operator:||United States Navy|
|C/n / msn:|| 78|
|First flight:|| 1956|
|Crew:||Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0|
|Passengers:||Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0|
|Total:||Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0 |
|Airplane damage:|| Written off|
|Airplane fate:|| Written off (damaged beyond repair)|
|Location:||Little America V (Antarctica)
|Phase:|| Standing (STD)|
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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.