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Last updated: 23 October 2019
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Date:Friday 13 September 1957
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas R4D-6L (DC-3)
Operator:United States Navy
Registration: 17274
C/n / msn: 25777/14332
First flight: 1944
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:McMurdo Station-Williams Field (   Antarctica)
Phase: Takeoff (TOF)
Nature:Military
Departure airport:McMurdo Station-Williams Field (NZWD), Antarctica
Destination airport:?
Narrative:
Crashed on takeoff at McMurdo, Antarctica because of frozen water in the fuel lines.

Sources:
» Puckered Pete's Antarctic Newseum
» US Navy and US Marine Corps Aircraft Serial Numbers and Bureau Numbers--1911 to Present / Joe Baugher
» The Douglas DC-1/DC-2/DC-3 - the first seventy years / J.M. Gradidge


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