Crash-aerien 23 NOV 1957 d'un Douglas C-47D (DC-3) 43-49403 - Gustavus Airport, AK (GST)
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Date:samedi 23 novembre 1957
Type/Sous-type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas C-47D (DC-3)
Compagnie:Air National Guard
Immatriculation: 43-49403
Numéro de série: 26664/15219
Année de Fabrication: 1944
Moteurs: 2 Pratt & Whitney R-1830-90C
Equipage:victimes: 4 / à bord: 4
Passagers:victimes: 0 / à bord: 7
Total:victimes: 4 / à bord: 11
Dégats de l'appareil: Perte Totale
Conséquences: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Lieu de l'accident:NW of Gustavus Airport, AK (GST) (   Etats-Unis d'Amérique)
Phase de vol: En approche (APR)
Aéroport de départ:Tacoma-McChord AFB, WA (TCM/KTCM), Etats-Unis d'Amérique
Aéroport de destination:Annette Island Airport, AK (ANN/PANT), Etats-Unis d'Amérique
The Alaska Air National Guard C-47 was flying Army National civilian employees back home from San Francisco, CA. Intermediate stops were planned at Tacoma-McChord AFB, WA (TCM) and Annette Island Airport, AK (ANN) before it was to continue to Anchorage, AK.
High winds and severe turbulence prevented them from landing at Annette Island. The crew decided to divert to Gustavus, AK (GST) were the weather was reported clear for little or no wind. Low on fuel, the captain flew a short visual approach instead of flying an instrument approach. This would have taken him far out over Glacier Bay. He failed to land on the first attempt and again circled the field. It was dark and beginning to snow. The crew descended too low and the right wing caught a tall tree that made the aircraft start to spin. The C-47 nosed into the ground.

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photo of Douglas-C-47D-43-49403
accident date: 23-11-1957
type: Douglas C-47D (DC-3)
registration: 43-49403

Ce plan montre l'aéroport de départ ainsi que la supposée destination du vol. La ligne fixe reliant les deux aéroports n'est pas le plan de vol exact.
La distance entre Tacoma-McChord AFB, WA et Annette Island Airport, AK est de 1075 km (672 miles).
Accident location: Approximate; accuracy within a few kilometers.

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