Melting Alaska Glacier Reveals Military Plane Crashed In 1952

 

 

 

” Alaska National Guard crews discovered relics from an Air Force cargo plane that slammed into a mountain in November 1952, killing all 52 servicemen on board. More material comes up to the surface as the glacier melts, including some human remains.

 
Identifications are expected to be announced in the near future, said Dr. Gregory Berg who leads the team. The remains will be sent to a laboratory in Hawaii for analysis, including possible DNA matches with surviving relatives. So far, only the lightest pieces have been pushed to the glacier’s surface, and only a small portion of the 154-foot aircraft has emerged. “We don’t have all 52 guys lined up neatly, ready to be located,” Berg said.”