Narrative: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.
|Date:||xx JAN 1968|
|Operator:||United States Navy|
|C/n / msn:|| 43339|
|First flight:|| 1945|
|Crew:||Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0|
|Passengers:||Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0|
|Total:||Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0 |
|Airplane damage:|| Written off|
|Airplane fate:|| Written off (damaged beyond repair)|
|Location:||Williams Field (Antarctica)
|Phase:|| Standing (STD)|
» 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
This information is not presented as the Flight Safety Foundation or the Aviation Safety Networkĺs opinion as to the cause of the accident. It is preliminary and is based on the facts as they are known at this time.