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Fecha:jueves 1 septiembre 1955
Tipo:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas VC-47D (DC-3)
Operador:United States Air Force - USAF
Registración: 45-893
Numéro de série: 34153/16896
Año de Construcción: 1945
Tripulación:Fatalidades: 5 / Ocupantes: 5
Pasajeros:Fatalidades: 7 / Ocupantes: 7
Total:Fatalidades: 12 / Ocupantes: 12
Daños en la Aeronave: Anulado
Consecuencias: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Ubicación:1,6 km (1 milles) W of Skwentna, AK (   Estados Unidos de América)
Fase: Aproximación (APR)
Naturaleza:Militar
Aeropuerto de Salida:Anchorage-Elmendorf AFB, AK (EDF/PAED), Estados Unidos de América
Aeropuerto de Llegada:Nome Airport, AK (OME/PAOM), Estados Unidos de América
Descripción:
The VC-47A transport plane operated on a cargo-personnel flight from Elmendorf AFB, Alaska to Nome, Alaska. The airplane crashed as it reportedly tried to divert to Skwentna Airstrip following engine problems.

Fuentes:
» The Douglas DC-1/DC-2/DC-3 - the first seventy years / J.M. Gradidge
» Chicago Tribune Sept. 3, 1955


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Distance from Anchorage-Elmendorf AFB, AK to Nome Airport, AK as the crow flies is 862 km (539 miles).

This information is not presented as the Flight Safety Foundation or the Aviation Safety Network’s opinion as to the cause of the accident. It is preliminary and is based on the facts as they are known at this time.
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Douglas DC-3

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  • 3275th loss
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