Accident description
Last updated: 18 September 2014
Status:
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: 2
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 2
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Marble Point (   Antarctica) show on map
Phase: Takeoff (TOF)
Nature:Military
Departure airport:Marble Point, Antarctica
Destination airport:?
Narrative:
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.

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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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