Date & Time: Apr 10, 1986
Type of aircraft:
Landing (descent or approach)
Geographical / Geophysical / Scientific
Crew on board:
Pax on board:
The single engine aircraft was engaged in a special flight to Artica, carrying four scientists and five crew members. Following an uneventful flight in good weather conditions, the crew selected a landing area on the ice. After touchdown, the right ski went through the ice and the aircraft came to a halt. All nine occupants deplaned when the aircraft sank and was lost.
The crew selected an unsuitable area for landing according to procedures as the ice was to thin.