One of the photos from the official accident report, taken only a few days after the crash in May 1949. This photo shows the wreck of USAF C-82A Packet 48-572 lying next to the airstrip, its nose pointing towards the upper right corner of the photo. The wrecked left wing can be seen to the right of the wreck, this would later be dragged onto the bay ice to allow it to sink during summer. Work is already underway to cut the right wing off the fuselage.
However, the most interesting part of this photo is the airstrip itself, which was only 900 meters long and still very rudimentary at that time: not much of a runway, particularly for large aircraft such as C-82 Packets! Take-offs and landings on such strips must have been a spectacular sight. No wonder so many accidents happened on airstrips such as these.