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Accident description
Last updated: 30 March 2015
Date:Thursday 24 November 1994
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:Kenn Borek Air
Registration: C-GKBD
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 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.
The crew had just performed two 7-hour flights with just 2 rest in between.

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photo of de Havilland Canada DHC-6 Twin Otter 300 HK-3538X
This Twin Otter was leased to ACES Colombia by Kenn Borek for 2 years (January 1990-1992)
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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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