Photo Gallery: Knik Glacier Wreckage Is From Military Crash That Killed 52
A military plane crash found near Knik Glacier in June 2012 has been identified as a Korean War-era Air Force C-124A Globemaster II cargo plane that crashed on Nov. 22, 1952, killing all 52 people on board. Archival photos and newspaper clippings describe the plane's loss and the initial discovery of its wreckage, while modern images show the site where the plane's remains were relocated by glacial movement.
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C-124 Globemaster II
The C-124 Globemaster II, which entered Air Force service in 1950 as the world's largest aircraft, could carry 68,500 pounds of cargo or 200 passengers on two decks, making it the Air Force's primary heavy-lift transport into the 1960s.