November 27, 2014 (by Jon Somerville) - A Brazilian air force C-130 had an accident Thursday while landing at Chile’s Presidente Eduardo Frei Montalva base in Antarctica, but no one was injured, the Chilean air force said.
Aftermath wreckage of Brazilian C-130H #2470.
(construction number 4441) from the 1º/1º GT suffered a right-hand undercarriage collapse and separation of the Number 4 propeller after reportedly striking a snow berm on landing at Teniente Rodolfo Marsh Airport in Antarctica.
There were fortunately no injuries reported. It is too early to tell if the aircraft will be a write-off or repaired, but the location will certain hamper any repair efforts.
Teniente Rodolfo Marsh Airport is operated by Chile. he airport sees about 200 flights a year and the last mishap was Chilean Army CASA CN-235M-100 on February 25, 1992.