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Last updated: 8 December 2021
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Datum:Montag 11 Januar 1965
Flugzeugtyp:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas LC-47J
Fluggesellschaft:United States Navy
Kennzeichen: 50778
Werknummer: 26383/14938
Baujahr: 1944
Besatzung:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen:
Fluggäste:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen:
Gesamt:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 6
Sachschaden: Zerstört
Konsequenzen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Unfallort:Shackleton Glacier (   Antarctica)
Flugphase: Landung (LDG)
Betriebsart:Militär
Flug von:?
Flug nach:Shackleton Glacier,
Unfallbericht:
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.

Informationsquelle:
» 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
» Chicago Tribune January 15, 1965


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