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Last updated: 1 December 2020
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Datum:Donnerstag 1 September 1955
Flugzeugtyp:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas VC-47D (DC-3)
Fluggesellschaft:United States Air Force - USAF
Kennzeichen: 45-893
Werknummer: 34153/16896
Baujahr: 1945
Besatzung:Todesopfer: 5 / Insassen: 5
Fluggäste:Todesopfer: 7 / Insassen: 7
Gesamt:Todesopfer: 12 / Insassen: 12
Sachschaden: Zerstört
Konsequenzen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Unfallort:1,6 km (1 Meilen) W of Skwentna, AK (   USA)
Flugphase: Annäherung (APR)
Betriebsart:Militär
Flug von:Anchorage-Elmendorf AFB, AK (EDF/PAED), USA
Flug nach:Nome Airport, AK (OME/PAOM), USA
Unfallbericht:
The VC-47A transport plane operated on a cargo-personnel flight from Elmendorf AFB, Alaska to Nome, Alaska. The airplane crashed as it reportedly tried to divert to Skwentna Airstrip following engine problems.

Informationsquelle:
» The Douglas DC-1/DC-2/DC-3 - the first seventy years / J.M. Gradidge
» Chicago Tribune Sept. 3, 1955


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Distance from Anchorage-Elmendorf AFB, AK to Nome Airport, AK as the crow flies is 862 km (539 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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