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Last updated: 18 January 2022
Status:Voorlopig - officieel
Datum:zondag 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
Luchtvaartmaatschappij:Kenn Borek Air
Registratie: C-GKBG
Constructienummer: 733
Bouwjaar: 1981
Motoren: 2 Pratt & Whitney Canada PT6A-27
Bemanning:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden: 3
Passagiers:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden: 0
Totaal:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden: 3
Schade: Groot
Gevolgen: Repaired
Plaats:1450 km (906.3 mijl) E of McMurdo Station (   Antarctica)
Fase: Start (TOF)
Soort vlucht:Vracht
Vliegveld van vertrek:AGO-6, Antarctica, Antarctica
Vliegveld van aankomst: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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