Looking for info on Sierra plane crash sites

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Looking for info on Sierra plane crash sites

Post by hamsterfish » Sun Jul 07, 2019 1:38 am

Hi there,
I’m looking for information on aircraft crash sites in the Sierra Nevada for a substantial project I’m working on.
I’ve googled all the major known sites like Tells peak, Hester lake, etc. But I’m looking for info beyond that. Such as info on planes still missing. Particularly a plane that may be in the vicinity of the Citadel. (Not hester Lake) .
Do any of you have recommendations for how to obtain such info? Or any experts that you could point me too that might be able to help?
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Re: Looking for info on Sierra plane crash sites

Post by bobby49 » Sun Jul 07, 2019 9:31 am

Once I've heard a story about one of the plane crash sites, I put that on my own personal list of places to try to add to my next summer backpack trip. Sometimes I can Google it and find more information. If I actually visit the site, I take photographs.

Some of the crashes are well documented. Some aren't. YMMV.

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Re: Looking for info on Sierra plane crash sites

Post by rlown » Sun Jul 07, 2019 9:41 am

type in plane crash in the search feature of this site. Might get you started.
Or, https://slate.com/news-and-politics/200 ... evada.html
A simple google search has a lot of sites for "Sierra plane crash"

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Re: Looking for info on Sierra plane crash sites

Post by bobby49 » Sun Jul 07, 2019 10:28 am

One of the first sites that I visited was for the WWII bomber crash along the eastern border of Yosemite. I had backpacked up to the border from the Tioga Pass Road and then dayhiked higher. One stranger was hiking toward me on the trail, and said, "Are you up headed to the WWII bomber crash site?"

Up until then, I had never heard of it, so I looked stunned and replied, "Yes I am."

He pointed me in the right direction and I found it an hour later. At the time, a lot of parts were scattered over the talus along with some major chunks of fuselage.

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Re: Looking for info on Sierra plane crash sites

Post by rlown » Sun Jul 07, 2019 11:14 am

bobby49 wrote:
Sun Jul 07, 2019 9:31 am
Once I've heard a story about one of the plane crash sites, I put that on my own personal list of places to try to add to my next summer backpack trip. Sometimes I can Google it and find more information. If I actually visit the site, I take photographs.
Any photographs to share?

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Re: Looking for info on Sierra plane crash sites

Post by bobby49 » Sun Jul 07, 2019 11:36 am

The last time that I was up there was around 2014, so I know roughly the date of the photos. That was in a period when I had a massive hard disk drive failure, but I would still have the backup RAW files on CD-R. Trying to search through that many disks will take time. I don't even remember which of five cameras I was using at the time. The site is north just below the saddle between Koip Peak and Kuna Peak.

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