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Last updated: 1 December 2021
Date:Sunday 25 November 1962
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas LC-47H
Operator:United States Navy
Registration: 50777
MSN: 26378/14933
First flight: 1944
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 8
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Davis Glacier (   Antarctica)
Phase: Takeoff (TOF)
Departure airport:Davis Glacier, Antarctica
Destination airport:?
The ski-equipped LC-47 was making a jet assisted takeoff when a JATO canister was released accidentally before it stopped firing, hitting the aircraft's propeller. The aircraft was damaged beyond repair.

» Youngstown Vindicator 26 November 1962, p4
» 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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