Possible human remains and debris recovered from 60-year-old crash site

Published On: Jun 30 2012 07:19:21 AM HST

Sixty years after a U.S. military plane crashed in Alaska, the debris and remnants are finally being recovered.  A C-124 cargo plane went down in 1952 near Anchorage killing all 52 people on board.  The Hawaii based Joint POW Accounting Command, or JPAC, which researches and identifies military remains, went to the wreckage site.

"The team recovered material evidence such as some life support equipment, and some personal effects," said Capitan Jamie Dobson from JPAC. "there were also some possible human remains recovered."

KITV4 News talked to a family member of one of the victims, who says the discovery means they are one step closer to closure.

"It's hope that they will in all of that find human remains and be able to identify them, whether it's my grandfather or someone else on that plane," said Tonja Anderson, granddaughter of one of the airmen who died. 

JPAC says it could take months to years before they can identify the remains, if at all.


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