Airplane Crash - Near Snag, Yukon Territory 01/26/1950

Details of airplane crash/ shootdown - Near Snag, Yukon Territory


Date01/26/1950
LocationNear Snag, Yukon Territory
OperatorMilitary - U.S. Air Force
RouteElmendorf - Great Falls, MT
TypeDouglas C-54D-DC (DC-4)
Registration42-72469
Cn/In10574
Aboard44
Fatalities44
Ground0
SummaryOperated by the StrategiAir Command, the transport disappeared while flying between Elmendorf AFB and Great Falls, Mt. There were 44 persons aboard. All were American military personnel except for two passengers, a civilian dependent and her infant child. Last radio contact was at 17:09 near Snag, YT. It took Amber Airway No.2 over Canada, but failed to arrive at its destination. The wreckage still had not been found by 1951.

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