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Brazilian Air Force landing mishap in Antarctica

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.

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Aftermath wreckage of Brazilian C-130H #2470.

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.

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FAB C-130H #2470 from the 1º/1º GT touches down near Base Presidente Eduardo Frei Montalva, Antarctica on March 28, 2013. [Brazilian Air Force photo by Sgt. Paulo Rezende]

FAB C-130H #2470 is coming in for landing at Las Palmas IAP on September 15th, 2012. [Planespotters.net photo by Alejandro Hernandéz León]