Airplane Crash - Near Fairbanks, Alaska 12/30/1951

Details of airplane crash/ shootdown - Near Fairbanks, Alaska


Date12/30/1951
Time22:07
LocationNear Fairbanks, Alaska
OperatorTransocean Air Lines
Flight #501
RouteUmiat - Fairbanks
TypeCurtiss C 46F-CU
RegistrationN68963
Cn/In22485
Aboard4
Fatalities4
Ground0
SummaryThe flight made an authorized left turn while outbound on the east leg of the Fairbanks radio range and subsequently struck Chena Dome, northeast of the station while on a westerly heading. The failure of the pilot to follow procedures and utilize properly the radio facilities for approach and letdown at Fairbanks with the result that the flight became lost.

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