HST Community      Plane crashes

Plane crashes | High Sierra Topix  

Plane crashes

A place to explore the natural setting (geology, flora & fauna), people, constructed infrastructure and historical events that play and have played a part in shaping the Sierra Nevada as we know it today.

Plane crashes

Postby RoguePhotonic » Wed Oct 09, 2013 7:31 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.



User avatar
RoguePhotonic
Topix Fanatic
 
Posts: 1685
Joined: Thu Mar 24, 2011 8:52 am
Location: Bakersfield CA
Experience: Level 4 Explorer

Re: Plane crashes

Postby rlown » Fri Oct 11, 2013 6:13 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


So I googled..

And i went here: http://www.1af.acc.af.mil/units/afrcc/a ... /index.asp

and all i got to so far was: http://www.1af.acc.af.mil/shared/media/ ... 08-032.pdf

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

russ
User avatar
rlown
Topix Junkie
 
Posts: 6445
Joined: Thu Oct 25, 2007 4:00 pm
Location: Petaluma, CA
Experience: Level 4 Explorer

Re: Plane crashes

Postby markskor » Fri Oct 11, 2013 6:45 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.
Mountainman who swims with trout
User avatar
markskor
Founding Member & Forums Administrator
Founding Member & Forums Administrator
 
Posts: 2151
Joined: Fri Oct 28, 2005 4:41 pm
Location: Mammoth Lakes
Experience: Level 4 Explorer

Re: Plane crashes

Postby austex » Fri Oct 11, 2013 8:05 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


So I googled..

And i went here: http://www.1af.acc.af.mil/units/afrcc/a ... /index.asp

and all i got to so far was: http://www.1af.acc.af.mil/shared/media/ ... 08-032.pdf

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

russ


Russ. Great stuff' thanks. Glad to see I'm not on that list...
User avatar
austex
Topix Regular
 
Posts: 396
Joined: Mon May 21, 2012 10:51 am
Location: Austin, Texas
Experience: N/A

Re: Plane crashes

Postby sparky » Fri Oct 11, 2013 11:03 pm

Go check around lower merced pass lake for some "debris" [-X
User avatar
sparky
Topix Expert
 
Posts: 915
Joined: Tue Jul 20, 2010 9:01 am
Experience: N/A

Re: Plane crashes

Postby Shawn » Sat Oct 12, 2013 7:24 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/
User avatar
Shawn
Topix Expert
 
Posts: 922
Joined: Sat Nov 12, 2005 8:56 pm
Location: Paso Robles, Ca
Experience: Level 4 Explorer

Re: Plane crashes

Postby RoguePhotonic » Sun Dec 01, 2013 3:57 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:

Image

Image
User avatar
RoguePhotonic
Topix Fanatic
 
Posts: 1685
Joined: Thu Mar 24, 2011 8:52 am
Location: Bakersfield CA
Experience: Level 4 Explorer

Re: Plane crashes

Postby markskor » Sun Dec 01, 2013 5:06 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.)
You must register an account and login to view the files/photos attached to this post.
Mountainman who swims with trout
User avatar
markskor
Founding Member & Forums Administrator
Founding Member & Forums Administrator
 
Posts: 2151
Joined: Fri Oct 28, 2005 4:41 pm
Location: Mammoth Lakes
Experience: Level 4 Explorer

Re: Plane crashes

Postby woodsie » Wed Jul 30, 2014 8:17 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.
User avatar
woodsie
Topix Newbie
 
Posts: 1
Joined: Wed Jul 30, 2014 8:01 pm
Experience: N/A

Re: Plane crashes

Postby markskor » Wed Jul 30, 2014 8:46 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.

Bite me!
Mountainman who swims with trout
User avatar
markskor
Founding Member & Forums Administrator
Founding Member & Forums Administrator
 
Posts: 2151
Joined: Fri Oct 28, 2005 4:41 pm
Location: Mammoth Lakes
Experience: Level 4 Explorer

Next

Return to Sierra Nevada History / Natural History & Setting



Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 2 guests