Bureau of Aircraft Accidents Archives
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Crash of a Martin PBM-5 Mariner in Antarctica: 3 killed

Accident description

  • Dec 30, 1946
  • 59098
  • Flight
  • Supply
  • Yes
  • Plain
  • Antarctica, Antarctica
  • Antarctica
  • 9
  • 3
  • 0
  • 0
  • 3
  • Hit the ice and crashed on Thurston Island, Antarctica. Three crew members were killed and six others were rescued 13 days later.