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Last updated: 14 October 2019
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Date:Friday 31 August 1951
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas C-47A-90-DL (DC-3)
Operator:United States Air Force - USAF
Registration: 43-15994
C/n / msn: 20460
First flight: 1944
Crew:Fatalities: / Occupants:
Passengers:Fatalities: / Occupants:
Total:Fatalities: 4 / Occupants: 4
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:72 km (45 mls) E of Platinum Airstrip, AK (   United States of America)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:Military
Departure airport:Platinum Airport, AK (PTU/PAPM), United States of America
Destination airport:Naknek Airport, AK (NNK), United States of America
Narrative:
The aircraft crashed 72 km east of Platinum Airstrip, Alaska.

Sources:
» The Douglas DC-1/DC-2/DC-3 - the first seventy years / J.M. Gradidge
» Saskatoon Star-Phoenix 1 September 1951, p1


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Distance from Platinum Airport, AK to Naknek Airport, AK as the crow flies is 275 km (172 miles).

This information is not presented as the Flight Safety Foundation or the Aviation Safety Network’s opinion as to the cause of the accident. It is preliminary and is based on the facts as they are known at this time.
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