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Accident description
Last updated: 13 December 2017
Status:
Date:Thursday 5 November 1942
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas C-53 Skytrooper (DC-3)
Operator:United States Army Air Force - USAAF
Registration: 42-15569
C/n / msn: 7364
First flight: 1942
Engines: 2 Pratt & Whitney R-1830-92
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 5
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 5
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:East Coast (   Greenland)
Phase: Unknown (UNK)
Nature:Military
Departure airport:?
Destination airport:?
Narrative:
Crashed on the ice cap.
The crew survived, living for five month on the tail of their plane, with temperatures of -40 degrees.

Sources:
» Aviation Archaeological Investigation and Research (AAIR)
» Frozen in Time / Mitchell Zuckoff


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This information is not presented as the Flight Safety Foundation or the Aviation Safety Network’s opinion as to the cause of the accident. It is preliminary and is based on the facts as they are known at this time.
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