DC3 engine failure and gear up landing

A Transnorthern Aviation Douglas DC-3 (C-117 Skytrain), registration N28TN performing freight flight TNV-123 from Anchorage,AK to Kodiak,AK (USA) with 2 crew, was in the initial climb out of Anchorage's runway 07L when the crew declared emergency due to the failure of the right hand engine (R-1820), initially requested to return to runway 07L requesting left turns only but in the turn decided to divert to Anchorage's Merill Field, located 4nm to the northeast of Anchorage's International Airport. After reaching a maximum altitude of about 900 feet the aircraft performed a gear up landing on Merill's runway 07 keeping the left wing up (and engine operating) as long as possible. The crew was able to bring the aircraft to a stop on the runway. There were no injuries, the aircraft sustained substantial damage.

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