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This FAA DC-3 was checking the ILS on runway 13L the day this photo was taken.
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    Ralph M. Pettersen
    Federal Aviation Administration - FAA
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    Douglas DC-3 (C-47/53/117/R4D/Skytrain/Dakota)
    Douglas DC-3 (C-47/53/117/R4D/Skytrain/Dakota)
    New York - John F. Kennedy International (Idlewild)
    New York
    July 1972
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10 years ago
When you review the logbook entries from your father for June - August 1972 and it might be a stong possibility of him shooting this approach in "November-six", you have to rate it a five star photo. Also as a five year old taken for an evening ride with dad in 1970 from Hangar 6 at Washington National, N6 was my first experience with aviation. N6 was destroyed on take-off at Dubois Jefferson PA in 1975 by a flight crew not following proper proceedures and protocol, my father loved flying the aircraft from 1962 for the FAA and recieved the right control yoke from the wreckage from someone in the agency after its crash. I still have it. Thank you again Mr. Pettersen for posting this photo.

George Hay
10 years ago
Great pic! I was 11 years old when she crashed. My father was enployed by the FAA at DUJ. He watched the crash, and saved the pilots life. He told me. He had some photos of the wreck. I'll try to find them. Robert Gunther
4 years ago
Good ol' N6! I have fond memories of this airplane! My Dad worked at the FAA in Washington, DC, for many, many years. As a kid I got to visit Hanger 6 at National Airport, where N6 was a frequent guest. I spent many a happy hour getting "seat time" in that 'bird. My Dad said that N6 had a very interesting history. It was impressed by the military during WWII, where it spent a time as General George Patton's personal airplane. It was also registered N1 for a while. When N6 crashed in 1977, my Dad was one of the folks who went up to deal with the aftermath. I've got photos of the wreck somewhere in my files. Mr. Hay - does the name Frank Taylor ring a bell? That was my Dad.

Greg Taylor

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