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Accident description
Last updated: 15 August 2018
Status:
Date:Thursday 24 March 1949
Type:Silhouette image of generic C82 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Fairchild C-82A Packet
Operator:United States Air Force - USAF
Registration: 45-57798
C/n / msn: 10168
First flight:
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 7
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:510 km (318.8 mls) NW of Resolute Bay, NU (   Canada)
Phase: Unknown (UNK)
Nature:Military
Departure airport:?
Destination airport:?
Narrative:
Crash-landed on ice of Ellesmere Island, Nunavut. Crew rescued by ski-equipped C-47, 28 March 1949. Airplane possibly abandoned.

Sources:
» San Bernardino Sun 27 March 1949, p1
» Aviation Archaeological Investigation and Research (AAIR)


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