Date & Time: Jan 24, 1977
Type of aircraft:
De Havilland DHC-6 Twin Otter
Landing (descent or approach)
Survey / Patrol / Reconnaissance
Crew on board:
Pax on board:
While trying to land on a level landing strip at Gomez Nunatak, Adelaide Island, Antarctica, the pilot made an error of judgment and landed on a hilly terrain. The aircraft collided with snow slope and came to rest. All five occupants were evacuated safely while the aircraft was damaged beyond repair and abandoned on site. Both engines and avionics were salvaged.
Crew mistook snow slope for a flat landing site.