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Last updated: 18 March 2019
Date:Friday 26 November 1993
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC6 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas C-118B (DC-6)
Operator:Allcair Air Transport
Registration: N1597F
C/n / msn: 43700/339
First flight: 1953
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 6
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 8
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Patriot Hills (   Antarctica)
Phase: Approach (APR)
Departure airport:Punta Arenas-Carlos Ibañez Airport (PUQ/SCCI), Chile
Destination airport:Patriot Hills, Antarctica
Crashed 7 miles off course while attempting to land in poor weather.

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131597 was sold to American Air Freight in 1990 until Allcair bought the plane in 1993
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