Accident Douglas VC-47D (DC-3) 45-893, Thursday 1 September 1955
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Date:Thursday 1 September 1955
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Type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Douglas VC-47D (DC-3)
Owner/operator:United States Air Force - USAF
Registration: 45-893
MSN: 34153/16896
Year of manufacture:1945
Fatalities:Fatalities: 12 / Occupants: 12
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Destroyed, written off
Category:Accident
Location:1,6 km W of Skwentna, AK -   United States of America
Phase: Approach
Nature:Military
Departure airport:Anchorage-Elmendorf AFB, AK (EDF/PAED)
Destination airport:Nome Airport, AK (OME/PAOM)
Narrative:
The VC-47A transport plane operated on a cargo-personnel flight from Elmendorf AFB, Alaska to Nome, Alaska. The airplane crashed as it reportedly tried to divert to Skwentna Airstrip following engine problems.

Sources:

The Douglas DC-1/DC-2/DC-3 - the first seventy years / J.M. Gradidge
Chicago Tribune Sept. 3, 1955

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