"The scene that met their eyes was not pleasant," Davis said, reading from his book. "The large aircraft had plowed into the mountainside at full speed, and except for a portion of the tail section, everything else including the crew and passenger complement was strewn over the glacier in small pieces."
It appeared that the crash triggered an avalanche that buried the smaller pieces of the wreck. "One fact is obvious from observation," Sullivan and Moore said in their reports. "The aircraft is scattered over at least two acres and covered by 8 feet of fresh powder snow."
|Quoting redflyer (Reply 1):|
I don't understand something...if they knew in 1952 where the plane went down, why did they give up on attempting recovery or, at a minimum, keeping records of the crash site active so that eventually someone could work the site?
|Quoting L-188 (Reply 7):|
If you had any doubts that this is a worthwhile mission I suggest you look it up
|Quoting KC135TopBoom (Reply 6):|
Also in 1950, USAF/SAC C-54D tail # 42-72469 disappeared enroute from Alaska to Montana with a crew of 8 and 36 passengers. That aircraft has never been found. It's last known position was reported to be over Snag, Yukon two hours after take-off.
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