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Airplane Wreckage on Snoqualmie Mtn

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Recently I was hiking back to Cave Ridge across the E flanks of Snoqualmie Mtn, returning from soloing W Ridge of Lundin, and came across a small airplane wreckage. Perhaps a Cessna. It was on a relatively level contour about even with the low point of the Lundin-Snoqualmie ridge, and perhaps several hundred yards W of that low point.

 

Anyone know anything about it? I did a quick search on the forums but failed to find anything.

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Steve,

 

One place to look is on the NTSB website. Here is their query page. The response list doesn't generate into a standard webpage for me to link to, so you have to do the query yourself.

 

I typed in 1/1/63 to 7/19/04 for the timeframe, "Snoqualmie Pass" for the city, and "WASHINGTON" for the state, and got five search results (1984, 1989, 1992, 1995, 1999).

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I'm fascinated by airplane wrecks in the mountains. The one in 99 was two alaska businessmen slamming into the east side of granite mt in the fog. I always wanted to go look for it when it was fresh, but never did. I forget about it until I found the article in with some old trip reports last week. They were busy searching for john kennedy on the east coast, so it barely got a mention here in seattle.

 

Hey! It's the new guy trying to make a link.

 

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I believe the one on Snoqualmie happened around 1992 or so, because I was in SAR training when that happened. I remember talking to a friend who was involved and he said the plane somehow came to rest underneith a boulder. I could be wrong about the date though.

 

There is another wreckage on the side of Mt. Enumclaw which happened around 1993. I was on that recovery and it was pretty nasty, the plane slammed into the cliffside and fell a good 500 feet.

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Interesting. Nothing in the NTSB aviation accident database describes a crash in the location I saw. I'm wondering if it may be incomplete.

 

Here are the closest I found: The 1992 crash mentioned was on Granite and involved a Beech plane. A 1995 crash involved a Cessna 2 mi W of the pass in heavy timber, and the wreckage salvaged. A 1999 crash involving a Cessna was also on Granite.

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Not related directly but these are some interesting shots from the slopes of Mt Charleston, outside of Las Vegas.

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