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Last updated: 20 June 2019
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Date:Wednesday 6 October 1965
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas LC-47H
Operator:United States Navy
Registration: 17239
C/n / msn: 25424/13979
First flight: 1944
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:5 km (3.1 mls) from McMurdo Station-Williams Field (NZWD) (   Antarctica)
Phase: Takeoff (TOF)
Nature:Military
Departure airport:?
Destination airport:?
Narrative:
Crashed on Ross Ice Shelf about 3 miles from Williams Field, Antarctic, while taking off after a practice open field landing. An improperly rigged ski cable slipped and the front of one ski dug into the snow.

Sources:
» US Navy and US Marine Corps Aircraft Serial Numbers and Bureau Numbers--1911 to Present / Joe Baugher


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