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Last updated: 17 October 2021
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Datum:xx JAN 1968
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC3S model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas LC-117D
Luchtvaartmaatschappij:United States Navy
Registratie: 99853
Constructienummer: 43339
Bouwjaar: 1945
Bemanning:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden: 0
Passagiers:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden: 0
Totaal:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden: 0
Schade: Afgeschreven
Gevolgen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Plaats:Williams Field (   Antarctica)
Fase: Geparkeerd (STD)
Soort vlucht:Militair
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Beschrijving:
The LC-117D was damaged beyond repair when it slipped from her sling while being hauled aboard a ship. It fell 25 feet to the quay. The airplane was pushed out on the ice of the Ross Sea to drift away to sink in the frozen Antarctic water.

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» 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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