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Last updated: 21 January 2022
Fecha:jueves 25 enero 1962
Tipo:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas C-47A-75-DL (DC-3)
Operador:Air National Guard
Registración: 42-100861
Numéro de série: 19324
Año de Construcción: 1943
Tripulación:Fatalidades: 3 / Ocupantes: 3
Pasajeros:Fatalidades: 3 / Ocupantes: 3
Total:Fatalidades: 6 / Ocupantes: 6
Daños en la Aeronave: Anulado
Consecuencias: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Ubicación:40 km (25 milles) N of Helena, MT (   Estados Unidos de América)
Fase: En ruta (ENR)
Aeropuerto de Salida:Helena Airport, MT (HLN/KHLN), Estados Unidos de América
Aeropuerto de Llegada:Cut Bank Airport, MT (CTB/KCTB), Estados Unidos de América
A Douglas C-47A operated by the U.S National Guard crashed in Wolf Creek Canyon in a heavy snow storm.
The aircraft was carrying governor of Montana Donald Grant Nutter (46), his executive secretary and the State Agriculture Commissioner.

» The Douglas DC-1/DC-2/DC-3 - the first seventy years / J.M. Gradidge
» The Free Lance-Star - Jan 27, 1962


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This map shows the airport of departure and the intended destination of the flight. The line between the airports does not display the exact flight path.
Distance from Helena Airport, MT to Cut Bank Airport, MT as the crow flies is 223 km (139 miles).
Accident location: Approximate; accuracy within a few kilometers.

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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