Accident Basler BT-67 Turbo 67 (DC-3T) C-GEAJ, Sunday 4 January 2009
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Date:Sunday 4 January 2009
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC3T model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Basler BT-67 Turbo 67 (DC-3T)
Owner/operator:ALCI Aviation
Registration: C-GEAJ
MSN: 26120
Year of manufacture:1943
Engine model:Pratt & Whitney Canada PT6A-67R
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 4
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Substantial, repaired
Location:Tony Camp -   Antarctica
Phase: Landing
Departure airport:Novolazarevskaya Station
Destination airport:Tony Camp
Investigating agency: TSB
Confidence Rating: Information verified through data from accident investigation authorities
The Douglas DC-3C Basler turbo-conversion aircraft was on a cargo flight from Novolazarevskaya Station to Tony Camp, transporting spare parts for the cross-country vehicles of a British expedition in Antarctica. The aircraft was flown to destination without incident, where it circled the camp twice for inspection fly-bys of the field. The aircraft was on a trial approach run at 200ft AGL, during which the contrast was poor and conditions were exacerbated by a sudden drop in visibility. The aircraft was inadvertently descended and it flew into the ground. The aircraft came to rest in an upright attitude and intact condition.
Damage on initial inspection included both propellers, both engines, flaps and possible landing gear damage.


Supply plane crashes in Antarctica, passengers survive (RIA Novosti, 5-1-2009)
CADORS Number: 2009O0047

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