Accident
Last updated: 3 September 2014
Status:
Datum:Mittwoch 2 Februar 1966
Flugzeugtyp:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas LC-47J
Fluggesellschaft:United States Navy
Kennzeichen: 50832
Werknummer: 14938/26383
Baujahr: 1945
Besatzung:Todesopfer: 6 / Insassen: 6
Fluggäste:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 0
Gesamt:Todesopfer: 6 / Insassen: 6
Sachschaden: Zerstört
Konsequenzen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Unfallort:Ross Ice Shelf (   Antarctica) show on map
Flugphase: Landung (LDG)
Betriebsart:Militär
Flug von:McMurdo Station-Williams Field (NZWD),
Flug nach:Byrd Station,
Unfallbericht:
The ski-equipped Douglas LC-47J 50832 flew out of McMurdo on a routine mission to Byrd Station to pick up a scientific party. The airplane was accompanied by a LC-117 (99853). The LC-117 landed safety in extremely limited visibility. On finals 50832 stalled while about 200 feet above the ice surface. The right wing dropped, and the aircraft hit the ice while almost inverted breaking the fuselage in two places. A fire erupted, consequently igniting the eighteen JATO canisters aboard.

Informationsquelle:
» 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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