Photos © Francis Blake
Francis Blake contacted me with a splendid story and a unique photo of Curtiss C-46 N67982!
Curtiss C-46F N67982 (c/n 22584; ex/ USAF 44-78761) lost in 'No Luck Lake', Alaska.
Before it went to Interior Airways it was acquired by Flying Tigers (and reg'd N67982) from the military.
Francis wrote me: "Saw the blurb on the C-46 N67982 in No Luck Lake (way down in the website, with a request for photos).
Francis aded: "If you want to see a photo of the No Luck Lake C-46 broken into 2 big pieces, Google this book: 'Alaska Flying Surviving Incidents & Accidents' by Jake Jacobson, 2016.
More photos by Francis Blake, taken during his brief 1972 stint on 'The Last Frontier', can be seen on Photos by Friends & Guests (50).
|Francis Blake did me the pleasure of sending this batch of vintage Alaska propliners! After he sent me the Interior Airways C-46 drowing in 'NoLuck Lake' (see Photos by Friends & Guests - 50) he found a few more photos taken during his 1972 stint on 'the Last Frontier'.
Paul van der Horst offered: "The 'C-97's' appear to be Boeing 377 Stratocruisers. I can see 2 Transocean (TAA)
David responded on the Classic-Propliner forum (Yahoo): "This location was used in an episode of Cannon in a shooting scene.
Having seen this, Francis Blake insists that his photo of the Stratocruisers was taken at Fairbanks!
Francis wrote me in June 2017: "A few more photos. Based on my journal, we flew from Anchorage to Fairbanks on a Wien 737, normally a cargo plane but seats had been installed for us.
Francis wrote with the following: "several more pics taken in 1972 on the North Slope.