ASN Aircraft accident de Havilland Canada DHC-6 Twin Otter 300 VP-FAP Gomez Nunatak
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Date:Saturday 29 January 1977
Type:Silhouette image of generic DHC6 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
de Havilland Canada DHC-6 Twin Otter 300
Operator:British Antarctic Survey
Registration: VP-FAP
MSN: 333
First flight: 1971
Engines: 2 Pratt & Whitney Canada PT6A-27
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 3
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 5
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Gomez Nunatak (   Antarctica)
Phase: Landing (LDG)
Nature:Unknown
Departure airport:?
Destination airport:?
Narrative:
The aircraft was flown into a snow slope when the pilot mistook it for a flat landing site. The five person on board were uninjured and the engines and avionics (and possibly airframe components) were later salvaged but the aircraft was struck off charge and not recovered.

Classification:
Controlled Flight Into Terrain (CFIT) - Mountain

Sources:
» E-mail Terry Smith, Air-Britain (11-06-2007)
» The Falkland Islands Civil Aircraft Register 1949 - 2006” / Douglas A Rough (Air-Britain)


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