Accident Bell 212 D-HOBA, Tuesday 4 January 1983
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Date:Tuesday 4 January 1983
Time:18:52 LT
Type:Silhouette image of generic B212 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Bell 212
Owner/operator:Wiking Helicopter Service
Registration: D-HOBA
MSN: 30659
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 7
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Destroyed
Location:Antarctica -   Antarctica
Phase: Landing
Departure airport:research ship Polarbjörn
Destination airport:shelf ice
Confidence Rating: Information is only available from news, social media or unofficial sources
Rolled over, caught fire and burnt out after suffering a white-out on landing about 10 km from the ship; German Antarctica Expedition.

Distance was not 1 km. At least 10 km. I was there!


Hamburger Abendblatt 18.1.83, p16

Revision history:

27-Apr-2011 05:40 TB Added
30-Apr-2011 16:02 TB Updated [Date, Time, Source, Narrative]
24-Jan-2013 03:41 TB Updated [Registration, Cn, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
08-Aug-2015 07:33 Anon. Updated [Narrative]
18-May-2021 20:07 Anon. Updated [Total occupants, Narrative]

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