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Last updated: 23 October 2019
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Date:Thursday 22 October 1964
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas LC-47H
Operator:United States Navy
Registration: 12407
C/n / msn: 9179
First flight: 1943
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Lillie Glacier (   Antarctica)
Phase: Unknown (UNK)
Nature:Military
Departure airport:?
Destination airport:?
Narrative:
The ski-equipped C-47 crashed when one of its JATO (Jet Assisted Take-Off) canisters was inadvertently fired while being jettisoned. Striking the left prop, the aircraft was a total loss.

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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