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Last updated: 17 October 2021
Status:Offizieller Zwischenbericht
Datum:Sonntag 12 Dezember 1999
Flugzeugtyp:Silhouette image of generic DHC6 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
de Havilland Canada DHC-6 Twin Otter 300
Fluggesellschaft:Kenn Borek Air
Kennzeichen: C-GKBG
Werknummer: 733
Baujahr: 1981
Triebwerk: 2 Pratt & Whitney Canada PT6A-27
Besatzung:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 3
Fluggäste:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 0
Gesamt:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 3
Sachschaden: schwer beschädigt
Konsequenzen: Repaired
Unfallort:1450 km (906.3 Meilen) E of McMurdo Station (   Antarctica)
Flugphase: Start (TOF)
Flug von:AGO-6, Antarctica,
Flug nach:McMurdo Station-Williams Field (NZWD),
The pilots had just dropped off two researchers from McMurdo at a small scientific station (AGO-6) on the South Pole when they prepared for a STOL, 20deg flaps takeoff from the polar plateau located at an elevation of 7800 feet. During the takeoff the left ski dug into the snow causing the Twin Otter to swerve. The aircraft bounced into the air and struck a skidoo. The aircraft traveled for another 3000 feet before coming to rest.
The wreckage was recovered and rebuilt.

» CADORS Number: 1999C1032
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