Date & Time: Aug 29, 1961 at 1523 LT
Type of aircraft:
De Havilland DHC-3 Otter
Scheduled Revenue Flight
Søndre Strømfjord – Egedesminde
Crew on board:
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Few minutes after takeoff from Søndre Strømfjord Airport, en route for Egedesminde (Aasiaat), the aircraft caught fire. The crew reduced his altitude and attempted an emergency landing when the airplane crashed. A crew member was killed while five other occupants were injured, some of them seriously. The aircraft was destroyed.
An in-flight fire, initiated and sustained by a severe fuel leak. The fuel leak was caused by the locking of a carburetor drain plug to unscrew.