Accident Douglas C-47B-1-DL (DC-3) 43-16249, Saturday 12 January 1952
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Date:Saturday 12 January 1952
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Type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Douglas C-47B-1-DL (DC-3)
Owner/operator:United States Air Force - USAF
Registration: 43-16249
MSN: 20715
Year of manufacture:1944
Fatalities:Fatalities: 5 / Occupants: 5
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Category:Accident
Location:72 km SE of Fort Yukon, AK -   United States of America
Phase: Unknown
Nature:Military
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Destination airport:
Narrative:
The crew of a C-47B transport plane became lost over Alaska and failed to arrive at the destination. The wreckage was spotted in the Yukon River valley 72 km southeast of Fort Yukon in July 1952.

According to the FAA civil aircraft register this aircraft was registered as N4776C in 1963 and being sold to Indonesia as PK-JJS in 1975. It's unclear if this aircraft was salvaged and repaired or if this was a clerical error.

Sources:

Saskatoon Star-Phoenix 10 July 1952, p13
Aviation Archaeological Investigation and Research (AAIR)

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