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.
|Date:||Sunday 4 January 1959|
de Havilland Canada UC-1 Otter (DHC-3)
|Operator:||United States Navy|
|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|
» Correio da Manhã 7 January 1959, p11
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.