Aviation Photo #5074729 Douglas C-47D Skytrain (DC-3) - USA - Air Force

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This C-47 crashed November 23rd, 1957, while attempting to land at Gustavus. The cockpit crew of four National Guardsmen died in the crash, and seven passengers survived after spending the night with the plane while the town searched for the wreckage. Search the internet for Rita Wilson's story if you're interested in reading more. [Sony a6000, SY12M-E]
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    Douglas C-47D Skytrain (DC-3)
    Douglas DC-3 (C-47/53/117/R4D/Skytrain/Dakota)
    Douglas DC-3 (C-47/53/117/R4D/Skytrain/Dakota)
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    Gustavus area
    Alaska
    USA
    July 1, 2018
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3K   Netherlands
2 months ago
Beautiful find, moody atmosphere, great photo!
132   Alaska, USA
2 months ago
Thanks Kas!
Missouri, USA
2 months ago
The 4 souls lost that day should be remembered:

Captain Robert E. Kafader
1st Lt. Dennis V. Stamey
Staff Sgt. Floyd S. Porter
Staff Sgt. David A. Dial

The have gone West, God Speed.
2   USA
2 months ago
The lighting and texture are perfect for this very interesting subject.

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