Colony Glacier Crash Recovery Story (Alaska)

ANCHORAGE, AK, UNITED STATES

06.16.2018

Video by Airman 1st Class Richard Hayes 

Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson Public Affairs

On November 22nd, 1952, a C-124 crashed into Mount Gannett in the Chugach Mountain
Range in Alaska. On June 9th, 2012, the Army National Guard located some wreckage from the
C-124 crash on a routine training mission. Every year since, a team has traveled to the glacier to
recover human remains and aircraft wreckage.