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Accident description
Last updated: 21 October 2017
Status:Preliminary
Date:Monday 15 November 2010
Type:Silhouette image of generic C212 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
CASA C-212 Aviocar 400
Operator:Skytraders
Registration: VH-VHB
C/n / msn: 475
First flight: 2002
Engines: 2 Garrett TPE331-12JR-701C
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 4
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 4
Airplane damage: Substantial
Airplane fate: Repaired
Location:Bunger Hills (   Antarctica)
Phase: Landing (LDG)
Nature:Ferry/positioning
Departure airport:?
Destination airport:?
Narrative:
A CASA C-212-400 Aviocar plane, registered VH-VHB, sustained substantial damage in a landing accident at Bunger Hills, Antarctica. All four crew members survived. The airplane, operating for the Australian Antarctic Program, Unexpectedly hit some sastrugi (hard, ridged ice) on landing. The plane's main gear on one side was displaced and there was some buckling of the fuselage.

Sources:
» Australian Antarctic plane damaged (16-11-2010)
» Replacement Twin Otter arrives in Antarctica (Flight 10-12-2010)


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This information is not presented as the Flight Safety Foundation or the Aviation Safety Network’s 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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