Other Douglas LC-117D 99853, xx Jan 1968
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Date:xx Jan 1968
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC3S model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Douglas LC-117D
Owner/operator:United States Navy
Registration: 99853
MSN: 43339
Year of manufacture:1945
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Destroyed, written off
Location:Williams Field -   Antarctica
Phase: Standing
Departure airport:-
Destination airport:
The LC-117D was damaged beyond repair when it slipped from her sling while being hauled aboard a ship. It fell 25 feet to the quay. The airplane was pushed out on the ice of the Ross Sea to drift away to sink in the frozen Antarctic water.


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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