Accident de Havilland Canada U-1A Otter (DHC-3) 55-3317, Saturday 27 January 1962
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Date:Saturday 27 January 1962
Type:Silhouette image of generic DHC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
de Havilland Canada U-1A Otter (DHC-3)
Owner/operator:United States Army
Registration: 55-3317
MSN: 182
Total airframe hrs:1807 hours
Fatalities:Fatalities: 3 / Occupants: 5
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Destroyed, written off
Location:500 km SE of Teheran -   Iran
Phase: En route
Departure airport:Tehran-Mehrabad Airport (THR/OIII)
Destination airport:Dezful Airport (OIAD)
The Otter crashed in the Zagros mountains in Iran at an altitude of 3,600 meters and came to rest inverted in deep snow. None of the five on board were killed, although all received some injuries.
Three occupants died due to hypothermia. Two were rescued with frostbites after a few days.

Passauer Neue Presse 29 January 1962, p3
Passauer Neue Presse 2 Feb. 1962, p9
Passauer Neue Presse 3 Feb. 1962, p3
Passauer Neue Presse 5 Feb. 1962, p3


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