Accident Douglas R4D-8 (Super DC-3) 17154, Wednesday 6 January 1960
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Date:Wednesday 6 January 1960
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC3S model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Douglas R4D-8 (Super DC-3)
Owner/operator:United States Navy
Registration: 17154
MSN: 43373
Year of manufacture:1944
Engine model:Wright R-1820-80
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Destroyed, written off
Location:Byrd Station -   Antarctica
Phase: Approach
Departure airport:
Destination airport:Byrd Station
Crashed while attempting a landing at Byrd Station in 'whiteout'-conditions.


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