Date & Time: May 11, 1923
Operator:
Flight Phase:
Takeoff (climb)
Flight Type:
Test
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
Wainwright - Wainwright
Crew on board:
1
Crew fatalities:
0
Pax on board:
0
Pax fatalities:
0
Other fatalities:
0
Total fatalities:
0
Circumstances:
The pilot Oskar Omdal was performing a test flight on this aircraft named 'Elisabeth'. Shortly after takeoff from Wainwright, aircraft stalled and crashed in a lagoon. While the pilot was unhurt, the aircraft was damaged beyond repair as a ski was sheared off and broke the engine. The aircraft, owned by the Norwegian explorer Roald Amundsen, was performing some tests before an expedition to the Spitzberg archipelago.
Probable cause:
Engine failure shortly after takeoff.