Kenn Borek DC3T at Holtanna Peak on Dec 20th 2012, gear collapse during takeoff

Last Update: December 21, 2012 / 20:36:54 GMT/Zulu time

Bookmark this article
Incident Facts

Date of incident
Dec 20, 2012

Classification
Accident

Airline
Kenn Borek

Aircraft Registration
C-GEAI

ICAO Type Designator
DC3T

A Kenn Borek Basler BT-67 (modified DC-3), registration C-GEAI performing a tour flight from Holtanna Peak to Novolazarevskaya Station (Antarctica) with 15 passengers and 2 crew, was accelerating for takeoff from the unprepared glacier surface at coordinates S71.921667 E8.298333, when the aircraft contacted a snow drift and became airborne at a speed that was insufficient to sustain flight. The aircraft stalled and fell back onto the surface resulting in the collapse of the main gear and minor injuries to two passengers. The aircraft came to a stop on its belly and sustained substantial damage.

The occupants were accomodated in tents until another Kenn Borek Basler BT-67 picked them up later the day.

The Canadian TSB is awaiting further information.
Incident Facts

Date of incident
Dec 20, 2012

Classification
Accident

Airline
Kenn Borek

Aircraft Registration
C-GEAI

ICAO Type Designator
DC3T

This article is published under license from Avherald.com. © of text by Avherald.com.
Article source

You can read 2 more free articles without a subscription.

Subscribe now and continue reading without any limits!

Are you a subscriber? Login
Subscribe

Read unlimited articles and receive our daily update briefing. Gain better insights into what is happening in commercial aviation safety.

Free newsletter

Want to know more and stay ahead? Get our free weekly newsletter and join 5603 existing subscribers.

By subscribing, you accept our terms and conditions and confirm that you've read our privacy policy.

Send tip

Support AeroInside by sending a small tip amount.

Related articles

Newest articles

Subscribe today

Are you researching aviation incidents? Get access to AeroInside Insights, unlimited read access and receive the daily newsletter.

Pick your plan and subscribe

Partner

Blockaviation logo

A new way to document and demonstrate airworthiness compliance and aircraft value. Find out more.

Virtual Speech logo

ELITE Simulation Solutions is a leading global provider of Flight Simulation Training Devices, IFR training software as well as flight controls and related services. Find out more.

Get updates

Never miss an article from AeroInside. Subscribe to our free weekly newsletter and join 5603 existing subscribers.

By subscribing, you accept our terms and conditions and that you've read our privacy policy.

AeroInside Blog
Popular aircraft
Airbus A320
Boeing 737-800
Boeing 737-800 MAX
Popular airlines
American Airlines
United
Delta
Air Canada
Lufthansa
British Airways