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Status:
Date:Sunday 27 December 1953
Type:Canadair C-54GM North Star
Operator:Royal Canadian Air Force - RCAF
Registration: 17505
MSN: 112
First flight: 1947
Engines: 4 Rolls-Royce Merlin 622
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 6
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 8
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Shemya AFB, AK (SYA) (   United States of America)
Phase: Landing (LDG)
Nature:Military
Departure airport:?
Destination airport:Shemya AFB, AK (SYA/PASY), United States of America
Narrative:
The aircraft suffered a mishap on landing at Shemya Air Force Base, Alaska, when the nose wheel oleo fractured during a crosswind landing in driving snow. The aircraft slid off the end of the runway.
The plane was taking part in the Korean airlift.

Classification:
Runway excursion

Sources:
» Saskatoon Star-Phoenix 30 December 1953, p19


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