Alaska Airlines

Alaska Airlines Friday July 21, 1961
Undershot the runway by 200 feet, crashed and burned. Absence of approach and runway lights. Lack of guidance from air traffic controller during last stages of flight.

Crash Details

DateFriday July 21, 1961
LocationShemya, Alaska
Passengers0
Crew6
Fatalities6
Survivors0
Aircraft TypeDouglas DC-6A
OperatorAlaska Airlines
RegistrationN6118C
Flight OriginSeattle
Flight Destination Shemya AFB
Shemya, Alaska
Alaska Airlines
Douglas DC-6A
1961