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Accident description
Last updated: 17 October 2017
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Date:Thursday 1 September 1955
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas VC-47D (DC-3)
Operator:United States Air Force - USAF
Registration: 45-893
C/n / msn: 34153/16896
First flight: 1945
Crew:Fatalities: 5 / Occupants: 5
Passengers:Fatalities: 7 / Occupants: 7
Total:Fatalities: 12 / Occupants: 12
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:1,6 km (1 mls) W of Skwentna, AK (   United States of America)
Phase: Approach (APR)
Nature:Military
Departure airport:Anchorage-Elmendorf AFB, AK (EDF/PAED), United States of America
Destination airport:Nome Airport, AK (OME/PAOM), United States of America
Narrative:
The VC-47A transport plane operated on a cargo-personnel flight from Elmendorf AFB, Alaska to Nome, Alaska. The airplane crashed as it reportedly tried to divert to Skwentna Airstrip following engine problems.

Sources:
» The Douglas DC-1/DC-2/DC-3 - the first seventy years / J.M. Gradidge
» Chicago Tribune Sept. 3, 1955


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Distance from Anchorage-Elmendorf AFB, AK to Nome Airport, AK as the crow flies is 862 km (539 miles).

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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