constellation plane crash 06dec07
opening day, october 1970, a C-121J super constellation called "pegasus" crashed into an airfield near mcmurdo. a storm had blown in from the south, as they're known to do, and completely eliminated visibility. the flight had already passed PSR*, therefore lacked fuel to turn around and was left with no choice but to 'put the girl down.' after circling the runway for hours without getting a visual, they caught a quick glimpse on the last pass and set 'er down, sliding into a heavy snowdrift caused by the storm and spinned the connie around while flinging off a couple propellers, a couple engines, and the entire right wing. nobody died. half buried in snow, with a vandalised tail proudly stading high, this piece of work has now become a bit of a local tourist attraction.more info here:
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