miraculous aeroplane crashes where everyone survived

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The snowy mountains of western Canada near Haines Junction, Yukon – February 7th 1950. A US Air Force Douglas C47D flies dangerously close to the ground flying low through the valleys at breakneck speed. The pilot Donald King and his nine-man crew are looking for a missing plane which has disappeared in the harsh terrain of Canada’s frozen north

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Suddenly there’s an unexpected downdraft and the C47D is pushed down. King tries to pull up, but it’s no good. The plane crashes on the snow-covered rocks

As the C47D finally comes to a halt, King can hardly believe it. A huge snowfall has slowed the force of the crash landing and no one is hurt

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Here lies a Curtis C-46 Commando also abandoned in Canada, but this one in Manitoba. It is one of more than the 15 aeroplanes which miraculously ended up on the ground after a heroic emergency landing.

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