Alpine airstrip crash blow to Alaska’s air cargo fleet
DC-6 swingtail was last of kind flying in world, shippers still have options for outsized cargo loads but will pay more for larger C-130
By Steve Sutherlin
PNA Managing Editor
When a Northern Air Cargo Inc. DC-6B veered off the Alpine oil field airstrip Sept. 25 no serious injuries occurred. The loss of the aircraft, however, dealt a blow to Alaska’s cargo fleet because the swingtail-modified plane was the only one of its kind flying in the world.
The swing tail cargo op....
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A unique and rare aircraft
Crash not fault of swingtail design
Lynden C130 gets busy
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