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On January 26th1950, taking off in frigid cold with precious few hours of daylight, a US Airforce troop plane left Anchorage for Montana with 44 people on board. The crew of the Douglas C-54 Skymaster #2469 was supposed to check in every half hour along the route. As the aircraft crossed into Yukon, they radioed the tiny outpost of Snag to say that there was ice forming on the wings, but otherwise all was well.
After that, the Skymaster disappeared. And to this day no sign of the aircraft or its passengers has ever been found.
SKYMASTER DOWN tells the stories of the victim’s families and takes the audience north, where even today an intrepid group of Yukoners strives to give those families closure by going out and searching every summer, ever hopeful that the Skymaster will finally turn up.
Imagine if a mysterious plane crash heavily weighed on your own family story -– that generations have been left to wonder will we ever find out what happened? Not knowing becomes an affliction.
SKYMASTER DOWN is a story that has almost been lost in time -- it’s a tale hardly anyone knows about anymore, and that is why we’ve produced this film: SKYMASTER DOWN is about the greatest unsolved mystery in Canadian history, set against one of the world’s most spectacular and deadly landscapes, with a cast of fascinating and often heartbreaking characters.
Australia, Canada, United States
Feature Film, Documentary, Historical, Mystery, Adventure