Quit Your Whining

Published on April 28, 2014 by in Videos

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According to the Aviation Safety Network, on December 20, 2012 at 13:00 UTC …

A Kenn Borek Air DC3-T (Basler BT-67), C-GEAI, was conducting a tour operation off Holtanna Glacier, Antarctica, with 15 passengers aboard. During the take-off roll from the unprepared surface (position S71 55.3, E008 17.9) for the return leg to Novolazarevskaya, Antarctica, the aircraft contacted a snow drift and became airborne with insufficient speed to sustain flight. The aircraft stalled and contacted the surface with sufficient force to collapse the main landing gear. The aircraft came to rest on its belly sustaining substantial damage. Two passengers received minor injuries. The crew and passengers were accommodated in tents until a second Kenn Borek DC3-T arrived later in the day.

But that’s just the beginning of the story.

As one YouTube commenter put it: “This should be shown to all teenagers who think they have hardship when they misplace their cell phone!!! Amazing accomplishment guys and gals. The epitome of drive.”

Indeed. The only whining you’ll hear in this story is the sound of those two PT6A-67R turboprop engines …

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One Response to “Quit Your Whining”

  1. Bailey Bernier says:

    Very cool, never seen/heard anything like it.

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