Narrative:The Twin Otter took off from Rothera Station runway 18 for a flight to Terranova Bay, Antarctica. The aircraft needed a 408m ground run before becoming airborne, reaching a height of 100 feet. The Twin Otter then began to descend and flew into a 30m high iceberg The DHC-6 MTOW was 12.500 lb, while the accident aircraft had a weight of 18.500 lb.
|Date:||Thursday 24 November 1994|
de Havilland Canada DHC-6 Twin Otter 300
|Operator:||Kenn Borek Air|
|C/n / msn:|| 314|
|First flight:|| 1971|
|Engines:|| 2 Pratt & Whitney Canada PT6A-27|
|Crew:||Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 2|
|Passengers:||Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 2|
|Total:||Fatalities: 4 / Occupants: 4 |
|Airplane damage:|| Damaged beyond repair|
|Location:||Rothera Research Station ( Antarctica)
|Phase:|| Takeoff (TOF)|
|Departure airport:||Rothera Research Station, Antarctica|
|Destination airport:||Terranova Bay, Antarctica|
The crew had just performed two 7-hour flights with just 2 rest in between.
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This Twin Otter was leased to ACES Colombia by Kenn Borek for 2 years (January 1990-1992)
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.