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Glacier plane wreckage was 1950s cargo plane crash, Hawaii team investigates

Photo Source: Captain Jamie D. Dobson/U.S. Army Photo Source: Captain Jamie D. Dobson/U.S. Army

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) - Military officials say the wreckage of a plane found near an Alaska glacier this month is that of a military plane that crashed in 1952, killing all 52 people aboard.


Army Capt. Jamie Dobson says evidence found at the scene positively correlates with the crash of the C-124A Globemaster.

The Alaska National Guard discovered wreckage and possibly bones June 10 on Colony Glacier.

The military says an eight-man Joint POW/MIA Accounting Command from Hawaii arrived last week. The team completed its work Tuesday at the glacier about 40 miles east of Anchorage.

The team recovered materials like a life-support system from the plane's wreckage and possible bones. The evidence was taken to a lab in Hawaii for analysis.

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