|Elevation||4,480 m (14,700 ft) |
|Prominence||1,657 m (5,436 ft) |
Mount Elizabeth is a massive ice-free mountain, 4,480 metres (14,700 ft) high, standing 6 nautical miles (11 km) south of Mount Anne in the Queen Alexandra Range, Antarctica. It was discovered by the British Antarctic Expedition, 1907–09, and named for Elizabeth Dawson-Lambton, a supporter of the expedition.
- On 23 January 2013, C-GKBC (c/n:650), a Kenn Borek Air DHC-6 Twin Otter skiplane, with three Canadians on board, crashed onto Mount Elizabeth. The Emergency Locator Transmitter (ELT) was detected on the same day. The plane had been en route from the South Pole's Amundsen-Scott US station to Terra Nova Bay's Zucchelli Italian station, operating under the auspices of the Italian National Agency for New Technologies, Energy and Sustainable Economic Development (ENEA). The aircraft was found on 25 January 2013. It had impacted at the 13,000 foot level. The New Zealand helicopter rescue team which spotted the wreckage reported that the accident was not survivable. Canada has jurisdiction in investigating the crash. Recovery efforts were ended on 27 January, after having recovered the cockpit voice recorder (CVR), due to unsafe conditions.
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- CTVNews.ca Staff (26 January 2013). "Wreckage of missing plane found, crash deemed 'not survivable'". CTV News. Retrieved 26 January 2013.
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- "Plane crash deaths in Antarctica confirmed". The Australian. Surry Hills, New South Wales. AAP. 27 January 2013. Retrieved 27 January 2013.
- "Officials halt efforts to recover bodies of Canadians in Antarctica crash". Global News. The Canadian Press. 27 January 2013. Retrieved 27 January 2013.
- This article incorporates public domain material from the United States Geological Survey document: "Elizabeth, Mount". (content from the Geographic Names Information System)
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