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Last updated: 20 October 2017
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Date:Thursday 22 November 1962
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC3S model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas R4D-8 (Super DC-3)
Operator:United States Navy
Registration: 17188
C/n / msn: 43384
First flight: 1944
Engines: 2 Wright R-1820-80
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
Flightnumber:-
Narrative:
Its ski landing gear collapsed on landing.

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Sources:
» A history of the famous vx-6 squadron's aviators. The men who flew the frozen continent and the polar ice cap 1955-1999 / By Noel Gillespie


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