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Sabena Air Crash Site.

Post in 'The Inglenook' started by SKIN052, May 13, 2012.

  1. SKIN052

    SKIN052 Minister of Fire

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    This Belgian DC-4 went down outside of Gander back in 1946. 26 souls lost and buried on site, 18 survivors. This area even to this day is very hard to access, I could only imagine what they went through trying to get the survivors out of here. Apparently this was the first time a helicopter was ever used as a rescue vehicle. We turned this into a 200km ATV trip and still had to walk 2.5 km to the site, weather was horrible but we made it.

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  2. Eatonpcat

    Eatonpcat Minister of Fire

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    Very cool...Thanks for sharing!
  3. ScotO

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    Hallowed ground for sure. I'm sure it was a sombering moment, even though you had no connection to those lost souls from so long ago. Thanks for sharing......
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  4. SKIN052

    SKIN052 Minister of Fire

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    Yes the site was somewhat eerie to be honest. I was also very impressed with my 11 year old daughter. Very hard walk up a creek bed, you can see by the stains on her elbow that she feel, hard, got up shook it off and carried on. Trooper!!! Here is a photo of the monument on site.

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  5. webbie

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    Cool pics!

    Here is a local crash site up on Mt. Tom. All lost. People find little parts of the plane and deposit them next to the memorial. P1000062.jpg P1000061.jpg
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    As a geocacher I have been to a few crash sites here in Maine.

    Here is a F-101B Voodoo Interceptor that crashed near Ellsworth in 1961.

    Photos are not my own, but are taken from the geocaching.com site.

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    B-52 crash from January 24, 1963 on Elephant Mountain in Greenville. The bomber crashed when a vertical stabilizer broke. Seven died. The pilot survived with a broken foot and the navigator is one of the few, if any, men or women who have survived being ejected and landing without a parachute as the parachute failed to open and he landed in his ejection seat in 5 feet of snow. Both survivors spent the night on the mountain in temps that were at -30 degrees F before being rescued the next day. You can ride an ATV, snowmobile or drive your car fairly close to the crash site now . . . but this was not the case back in 1963.

    Again, pics are not my own, but are from the geocaching site. B-52c.jpg B-52a.jpg B-52b.jpg
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    Wow- that's an adventure just visiting the site.
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    Great pics guys, happy to see other have interest in this stuff.
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