Airplane Crash - Shemya, Alaska 07/21/1961

Details of airplane crash/ shootdown - Shemya, Alaska


Date07/21/1961
Time02:11
LocationShemya, Alaska
OperatorAlaska Airlines
RouteSeattle - Shemya AFB
TypeDouglas DC-6A
RegistrationN6118C
Cn/In45243/919
Aboard6
Fatalities6
Ground0
SummaryUndershot the runway by 200 feet, crashed and burned. Absence of approach and runway lights. Lack of guidance from air trafficontroller during last stages of flight.

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