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Last updated: 24 September 2021
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Datum:Sonntag 4 Januar 1959
Flugzeugtyp:Silhouette image of generic DHC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
de Havilland Canada UC-1 Otter (DHC-3)
Fluggesellschaft:United States Navy
Kennzeichen: 144673
Werknummer: 163
Baujahr: 1956
Besatzung:Todesopfer: 2 / Insassen:
Fluggäste:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen:
Gesamt:Todesopfer: 2 / Insassen: 5
Sachschaden: Zerstört
Konsequenzen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Unfallort:Marble Point (   Antarctica)
Flugphase: Start (TOF)
Betriebsart:Militär
Flug von:Marble Point,
Flug nach:?
Unfallbericht:
The Otter was part of Operation Deep Freeze IV in Antarctica. As the aircraft departed the Marble Point runway it made a very steep left turn and the left wing hit a small knoll. The aircraft cart-wheeled and crashed.

Informationsquelle:
» www.VAQ34.com
» Correio da Manhã 7 January 1959, p11


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