Recovery Efforts Continue For Old Plane Crash Near Knik Glacier

Slow progress is being made in analyzing an old plane crash site emerging each summer now in the Knik Glacier area. The C-124 Globemaster went down there in 1952 with 52 aboard, and the debris was spotted in June of last year.

So far two ID tags have been recovered, but no identification information is being released yet. A team from the Hawaii – based Joint POW/MIA Accounting Command or JPAC, initially visited the site last year, and is back this year to recover more materials, including possible human remains.

At this point, their plans are to remove as much of the wrecks’ debris this year as is possible, monitor the area, and determine if future recovery missions are needed.

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