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Accident description
Last updated: 22 October 2017
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Date:Sunday 12 November 1961
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC3S model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas R4D-8L (Super DC-3)
Operator:United States Navy
Registration: 17219
C/n / msn: 43323
First flight: 1944
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Sentinel Ridge (   Antarctica)
Phase: Landing (LDG)
Nature:Military
Departure airport:?
Destination airport:Sentinel Ridge, Antarctica
Narrative:
During the rollout the left landing gear collapsed resulting in substantial damage to the aircraft. Because of the remote location, the aircraft was declared not salvageable.

Classification:

Sources:
» US Navy and US Marine Corps Aircraft Serial Numbers and Bureau Numbers--1911 to Present / Joe Baugher


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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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