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Last updated: 25 September 2016
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Date:Wednesday 6 January 1960
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC3S model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas R4D-8 (Super DC-3)
Operator:United States Navy
Registration: 17154
C/n / msn: 43373
First flight: 1944
Engines: 2 Wright R-1820-80
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Byrd Station (   Antarctica)
Phase: Approach (APR)
Nature:Military
Departure airport:?
Destination airport:Byrd Station, Antarctica
Narrative:
Crashed while attempting a landing at Byrd Station in 'whiteout'-conditions.

Sources:
» 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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