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Dave McCurry

Aircraft Wrecks Of The Pacific Northwest

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I am writing a new book called Aircraft Wrecks Of The Pacific Northwest and was wondering if anyone has stumbled across any aircraft wrecks in the high country of WA and OR. I am needing some photos of these if anyone has any to offer to this book. I can use most any and am especially interested in some from the two Northrop F-89 crash sites near Salish Peak near Darrington, Washington. Thanks and I really appreciate your help.

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I took this on Rainier, just under the Kautz glacier on the "Turtle"

 

100_4081.JPG

 

I assume its a piece from this:

 

http://www.historylink.org/index.cfm?DisplayPage=output.cfm&file_id=7820

 

You're welcome to use the pic, if you promise to send me a bottle of fine single-barrel bourbon if the book makes you rich. Otherwise, a credit will do... but you have to list me as Handover Fistinpoon. That's my real name.

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Handover,

 

I'm not going to get rich by any means. Pilots and book writers are generally poor people. Interesting find though. The story of this wreck is in my second book; Aircraft Wrecks Of The Pacific Northwest, Volume 2.

 

Thanks,

 

Dave

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I have been a professional pilot for most of my life.

 

Dave

 

OK there was a DE for the Patriots with the same name as yours in the early '70's.

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Profile for crazedmaniac

 

Member #: 9499 Online

Title: journeyman

Total Posts: 75

Total Trip Reports: 0

Total Photos: 29

Registered on: 11/12/05 11:10 AM

 

This is the Guy you want to talk to regarding plane wrecks at Darrington....He goes by Zippy Craze.

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Hi, Dave, I sent you a pm with my contact info. If you are still interested, I have several quality images of the F89's crash site on the Salish divide. Not saying you shouldn't try, but good luck with Chris(crazedmaniac)... He's, shall we say, quite recalcitrant.

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but good luck with Chris(crazedmaniac)... He's, shall we say, quite recalcitrant.

 

:lmao:

 

Accurate and funny.....A friend of mine but accurate none the less. :)

 

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Olympic Peninsula: Tull canyon Trail

scattered remains of B-17 that crashed in 1941 killing 6. It was discovered years later by hunters. It is not far from Tull City. If you don't already know about this and the location I can send more details.

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Here is a pic of some wreckage up near the head of the creek that flows from Gold Lake into Lake Dorothy. IMG_4140_zpsa85d97bc.jpg

 

Are you familiar with the wreck up by the hairpin on Highway 20 (Washington Pass)?

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the slesse crash has to be the Big Bull Loony of all nw airline disasters :)

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i hear folks still see helicopter parts on occasion up in the crater area of mt. hood

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About 10 years ago there were two Marine Corps F-18s that collided over the Gorge. There is probably a good bit of info on that floating around. I suppose that doesn't count as the "high country", but it's certainly PNW.

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