Bush Air Cargo‘s (Anchorage and Palmer, AK) pictured Douglas C-47B-DK (DC-3) N777YA (msn 25634) “Arctic Liner” made a hard landing at the Nixon Fork Mine in McGrath, Alaska.
According the the FAA initial report for the November 22, 2015 incident, the crew of N777YA “on landing struck a snow berm and the landing gear went through the wing at Nixon Fork Mine in McGrath, Alaska”.
There were no injuries to the two crew members on board but the fate of the “Arctic Liner” is probably not good.
Copyright Photo: Brian McDonough/AirlinersGallery.com. N777YA taxies to the runway at Palmer, AK before the incident.
Video: N777YA landing on skies:
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