Mt. McKinley, AK Army Transport Crashes On Peak, Sep 1944

PLANE, 19 ABOARD, MISSING IN ALASKA.

Edmonton, Alberta -- (U.P.) -- A U. S. army transport plane carrying, 16 passengers and three crew members has been missing since Monday morning on a flight from Anchorage to Fairbanks, Alaska, army authorities announced Wednesday.
The plane, flying for the Alaska division of the air transport command, last was reported over Talkeetna, 100 miles north of Anchorage. Later a trapper reported hearing a crash near Lane Creek 10 miles northeast of Talkeetna, and 40 miles southeast of Mt. McKinley.
Names of the passengers and crew were not disclosed.

Wisconsin State Journal Madison 1944-09-21

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ARMY PLANE CRASH MAY COST 19 LIVES.

Seattle, Sept. 23 -- (INS) -- Army authorities disclosed tonight the crash of an army transport plane on one of the lower peaks of Mount McKinley, Alaska, with the probable loss of 19 lives.
No names were made public.
Wreckage of the plane, which had been missing since Monday, was sighted from the air at an elevation of more than 9000 feet by another transport plane, which flew off its course to search. The latter ship was piloted by ALLAN C. KIRKPATRICK.

Long Beach Independent California 1944-09-24