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Last updated: 19 June 2019
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Date:Tuesday 15 September 1959
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas R4D-5 (DC-3)
Operator:United States Navy
Registration: 17163
C/n / msn: 12519
First flight: 1944
Engines: 2 Pratt & Whitney R-1830-92
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Cape Hallett (   Antarctica)
Phase: Landing (LDG)
Nature:Military
Departure airport:?
Destination airport:Cape Hallett, Antarctica
Narrative:
The starboard landing gear collapsed on landing.

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Sources:
» 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


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