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Last updated: 25 June 2019
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Date:Wednesday 22 October 1958
Type:Silhouette image of generic DHC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
de Havilland Canada UC-1 Otter (DHC-3)
Operator:United States Navy
Registration: 142427
C/n / msn: 79
First flight: 1956
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Ross Ice Shelf (   Antarctica)
Phase: Taxi (TXI)
Nature:Military
Departure airport:?
Destination airport:?
Narrative:
The Otter was supporting a science party during Operation Deep Freeze IV. The occupants were taking observation readings on the Ross Ice Shelf. During the ground taxi before takeoff, the fuselage cracked. It was able to be flown back to McMurdo, where it was deemed damaged beyond repair.

Sources:
» US Navy and US Marine Corps Aircraft Serial Numbers and Bureau Numbers--1911 to Present / Joe Baugher
» www.VAQ34.com


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