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Plane crashes

Post by RoguePhotonic » Wed Oct 09, 2013 8:31 pm

I was wondering what source you all use for plane crash locations? My hiking partner Derek found a piece of a plane on the Western bench of the Kaweahs. I was trying to find some history on planes that have gone down there.








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Post by rlown » Fri Oct 11, 2013 7:13 pm

ok. some might be better than i to answer this..


First this overview shortly after the Fossett incident that pointed to a registry: http://www.slate.com/articles/news_and_ ... craft.html" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;


So I googled..

And i went here: http://www.1af.acc.af.mil/units/afrcc/a ... /index.asp" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

and all i got to so far was: http://www.1af.acc.af.mil/shared/media/ ... 08-032.pdf" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

it gives you lat/lon so work it from there.

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Re: Plane crashes

Post by markskor » Fri Oct 11, 2013 7:45 pm

In Yosemite, in the Visitors Center (in the back, upstairs) the Historical Park librarian has a large 7.5 TOPO with locations of all the 30+ crashes known in the park. She also had a book, something like: "Death in Yosemite"...pages of crashes listed.
You could call her and ask, if the park was open.
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Post by austex » Fri Oct 11, 2013 9:05 pm

rlown wrote:ok. some might be better than i to answer this..


First this overview shortly after the Fossett incident that pointed to a registry: http://www.slate.com/articles/news_and_ ... craft.html" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;


So I googled..

And i went here: http://www.1af.acc.af.mil/units/afrcc/a ... /index.asp" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

and all i got to so far was: http://www.1af.acc.af.mil/shared/media/ ... 08-032.pdf" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

it gives you lat/lon so work it from there.

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Re: Plane crashes

Post by sparky » Sat Oct 12, 2013 12:03 am

Go check around lower merced pass lake for some "debris" [-X

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Post by Shawn » Sat Oct 12, 2013 8:24 am

Back in 2004 I communicated directly with Don Jordan about a missing P-40, which is believed to be in the vicinity of Mount Brewer. Don has a vast amount of knowledge about airplane wrecks in the Sierra and beyond.

http://www.donrjordan.com/" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

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Re: Plane crashes

Post by RoguePhotonic » Sun Dec 01, 2013 4:57 pm

Derek that came along with me for my last section posted a couple photos of the piece of aircraft he found along the Kaweahs:

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Re: Plane crashes

Post by markskor » Sun Dec 01, 2013 6:06 pm

South Yosemite -
Always good to be well-armed, this trip chose to carry a 50-cal.
(Mike found the rest of the plane over the next ridge.)
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Re: Plane crashes

Post by woodsie » Wed Jul 30, 2014 9:17 pm

2 airmen serving their country died in this plane crash in 1944. You disrespect their memory by posing yourself on that gun. Not to mention that you contacted Yosemite to see if you could carry it out for your personal collection. And put yourself on Facebook asking "does this gun make me look fat?" Have some respect.

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Re: Plane crashes

Post by markskor » Wed Jul 30, 2014 9:46 pm

woodsie wrote:2 airmen serving their country died in this plane crash in 1944. You disrespect their memory by posing yourself on that gun. Not to mention that you contacted Yosemite to see if you could carry it out for your personal collection. And put yourself on Facebook asking "does this gun make me look fat?" Have some respect.
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