Alaska Airlines Douglas DC-6A   N6118C           (c/n  45243)


                                                 This is a manufacturer's image taken of the aircraft in its original livery on a test flight over Malibu
                                                 in 1958.   Originally built for Slick Airways, that concern cancelled their order and the aircraft went
                                                 instead to Alaska.   I assume that it was still in an all freight configuration although normally DC-6As
                                                 were windowless.    On July 21, 1961, whilst making an approach to Shemya, Alaska, the aircraft
                                                 landed short and crashed and burned, killing all six crew.   It was later determined that several runway
                                                 approach lights were inoperative which fact was not relayed to the crew by the GCA controller.