Accident Douglas LC-47J 50778, Monday 11 January 1965
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Date:Monday 11 January 1965
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Douglas LC-47J
Owner/operator:United States Navy
Registration: 50778
MSN: 26383/14938
Year of manufacture:1944
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 6
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Destroyed, written off
Location:Shackleton Glacier -   Antarctica
Phase: Landing
Departure airport:
Destination airport:Shackleton Glacier
The ski-equipped LC-47J on its rollout on the skiway, when one of its skis struck a large bit unobserved sastrugi, struck its propeller, tearing off the port engine and twisting its fuselage.


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
Chicago Tribune January 15, 1965

History of this aircraft

Other occurrences involving this aircraft

2 February 1966 50832 United States Navy 6 Ross Ice Shelf w/o
Loss of control

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