Glacier plane wreckage was 1950s cargo plane crash

Military officials say the wreckage of a plane found near an Alaska glacier this month is that of a military plane that crashed in 1952, killing all 52 people aboard.

 

Army Capt. Jamie Dobson says evidence found at the scene positively correlates with the crash of the C-124A Globemaster.

 

The Alaska National Guard discovered wreckage and possibly bones June 10 on Colony Glacier.

 

The military says an eight-man Joint POW/MIA Accounting Command arrived last week. The team completed its work Tuesday at the glacier about 40 miles east of Anchorage.

 

The team recovered materials like a life-support system from the plane's wreckage and possible bones. The evidence was taken to a lab in Hawaii for analysis.