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Accident description
Last updated: 22 October 2017
Status:
Date:Thursday 14 April 1955
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas SC-47D (DC-3)
Operator:United States Air Force - USAF
Registration: 43-48765
C/n / msn: 26026/14581
First flight: 1944
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:56 km (35 mls) SE of Narsarsuaq Airport (UAK) (   Greenland)
Phase: Taxi (TXI)
Nature:Military
Departure airport:?
Destination airport:?
Narrative:
Damaged beyond repair in an accident when a main gear leg broke when the ski ran into a crevasse on the Greenland ice cap.

Sources:
» The Douglas DC-1/DC-2/DC-3 - the first seventy years / J.M. Gradidge
» Tidsskriftet Grønland 1993-4, p.216


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