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Last updated: 29 January 2022
Datum:Sonntag 25 November 1962
Flugzeugtyp:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas LC-47H
Fluggesellschaft:United States Navy
Kennzeichen: 50777
Werknummer: 26378/14933
Baujahr: 1944
Besatzung:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen:
Fluggäste:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen:
Gesamt:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 8
Sachschaden: Zerstört
Konsequenzen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Unfallort:Davis Glacier (   Antarctica)
Flugphase: Start (TOF)
Flug von:Davis Glacier,
Flug nach:?
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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