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Accident description
Last updated: 27 November 2015
Date:Sunday 4 January 1959
Type:de Havilland Canada UC-1 Otter (DHC-3)
Operator:United States Navy
Registration: 144673
C/n / msn: 163
First flight: 1956
Crew:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants:
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Total:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 5
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Marble Point (   Antarctica)
Phase: Takeoff (TOF)
Departure airport:Marble Point, Antarctica
Destination airport:?
The Otter was part of Operation Deep Freeze IV in Antarctica. As the aircraft departed the Marble Point runway it made a very steep left turn and the left wing hit a small knoll. The aircraft cart-wheeled and crashed.

» Correio da Manhã 7 January 1959, p11


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