Accident Douglas R4D-5 (DC-3) 12417, Thursday 27 March 1952
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Date:Thursday 27 March 1952
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Type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Douglas R4D-5 (DC-3)
Owner/operator:United States Navy
Registration: 12417
MSN: 9357
Year of manufacture:1943
Engine model:Pratt & Whitney R-1830-92
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Substantial, repaired
Category:Accident
Location:1265 km N of Point Barrow, AK, USA -   Arctic Ocean
Phase: Landing
Nature:Military
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Narrative:
The R4D-5 was ski-equipped DC-3 used by the Navy for Project Ski Jump. The airplane carried out landings on drifting ice in the Beaufort Sea. The landing gear collapsed upon landing during one of these flights. The aircraft was abandoned on the ice.
It was discovered by the Soviets in May 1954 who repaired the plane and used it briefly as CCCP-H417 before it crashed late 1954.

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Soviet Transports
US Navy and US Marine Corps Aircraft Serial Numbers and Bureau Numbers--1911 to Present / Joe Baugher

History of this aircraft

Other occurrences involving this aircraft

1 January 1970 CCCP-H417 Polyarnaya Aviatsiya 0 Polar Station SP-3 w/o

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