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Last updated: 2 December 2021
Status:Preliminary - official
Date:Sunday 12 December 1999
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-GKBG
MSN: 733
First flight: 1981
Engines: 2 Pratt & Whitney Canada PT6A-27
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 3
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 3
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Aircraft fate: Repaired
Location:1450 km (906.3 mls) E of McMurdo Station (   Antarctica)
Phase: Takeoff (TOF)
Departure airport:AGO-6, Antarctica, Antarctica
Destination airport:McMurdo Station-Williams Field (NZWD), Antarctica
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
» ICAO Adrep Summary 2/00 (#128)
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