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Aviation Photo #5480979 Douglas C-117D (DC-3S) - USA - Navy

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In November 1973, this DC3 encountered severe icing, a successful landing was made on a frozen river. I've been planning this shot for a long time. After traveling 30+ hours with little sleep, a 3h drive & a 4km hike, I arrived at the wreck (next days were to be overcast, I figured this night is my only chance). Wind was some of the craziest I've experienced, it snapped tripod in two, and kicked minor sandstorms. (Southern Iceland had 151mph gust recorded on night before). In the end it was all worth it.
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    Hongming Zheng
    USA - Navy
    Douglas C-117D (DC-3S)
    Douglas DC-3 (C-47/53/117/R4D/Skytrain/Dakota)
    Douglas DC-3 (C-47/53/117/R4D/Skytrain/Dakota)
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    March 12, 2019
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Brazil
4 months ago
If that's not the shot of a lifetime, I don't know what is. Mad props!
173   Oregon, USA
4 months ago
Wow!!! Absolutely insane!!! Without a doubt an instant Photographer's Choice for me.
3.5K   Netherlands
4 months ago
One of my bucketlist photos. Unfortunately all I got was an overcast night sky last year. Wonderful scene!
Canada
4 months ago
Gorgeous shot, best I've seen in a long time!
3.8K   Spain
4 months ago
Great shot ! northern lights are so beautiful !
1.8K   Washington, USA
4 months ago
Amazing shot!
321   China
4 months ago
Simply amazing! Congratulations on this great work!
2   Victoria, Australia
4 months ago
great photo mate
Ontario, Canada
4 months ago
Your hardworking has paid off and then some. Thanks for sharing.
South Africa
4 months ago
Amazing, well done one this excellent photo
310   Texas, USA
4 months ago
Man that just amazing. I agree with a few comments up it was overcast the entire time I was there. Really was hoping for a chance at a shot like this. Well done.
Greece
4 months ago
I don’t know what to say....the loneliness must have been overwhelming...let me guess: You must be Taurus, you have endurance.

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