Narrative:The ski-equipped LC-47J on its rollout on the skiway, when one of its skis struck a large bit unobserved sastrugi, struck its propeller, tearing off the port engine and twisting its fuselage.
|Date:||11 JAN 1965|
|Operator:||United States Navy|
|C/n / msn:|| 14938/26383|
|First flight:|| 1944|
|Crew:||Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: |
|Passengers:||Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: |
|Total:||Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: |
|Airplane damage:|| Written off|
|Airplane fate:|| Written off (damaged beyond repair)|
|Location:||Shackleton Glacier (Antarctica)
|Phase:|| Landing (LDG)|
|Destination airport:||Shackleton Glacier, Antarctica|
» 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
This information is not presented as the Flight Safety Foundation or the Aviation Safety Networkĺs opinion as to the cause of the accident. It is preliminary and is based on the facts as they are known at this time.