The DC-6B is N1597F of Allcair Air Transport which hit high ground on approach in bad weather to the ice runway at Patriot Hills on Nov. 26, 1993 while being seven miles of course. It was transporting the Norman Vaughn Expedition led by 88 year old Norman Vaughn to climb Mt. Vaughn; named in his honor. (He was the chief dog musher for Admiral Byrd in 1928.) One of eight people was injured severly; four dogs were also lost in the crash. He returned in 1994 by C-130 and DHC-6 and successfully climbed the mountain with his 59 year old wife on his 89th birthday. Once at the top he said, "Life is all about your attitude. If you dream big and dare to fail, you can accomplish anything you want in life." The DC-6 can certainly testify to that.