A Guide To Finding Aircraft Crash
Finding an aircraft crash site
is 95 percent research and five percent field work. To be successful at
finding historic aircraft wrecks, a Wreckchaser must do the homework first. Wreckchasing 101 is the starting place for anyone
interested in aviation, history, research, hiking, and historic
Wreckchasing 101: A Guide to Finding Aircraft Crash
Sites teaches readers how to research
and locate an historic aircraft’s final resting place – both
commercial and military, takes readers to more than 20 commercial and
military crashes, and provides research resources including the longitude
and latitudes for more than 500 aircraft wrecks, plus data on more than
1,700 other aircraft crashes. The book also provides information on how to
obtain crash reports – both civil and military, how to obtain
military individual aircraft record cards, topo
maps, a list of Internet resources, and a list of recommended reading.
Individual aircraft crashes
Overdue From Kingman: The Crash of Fokker F-10A NC279E
• The Philippine Clipper – a Martin M-130 flying boat that was returning from Hawaii during World War
Grand Canyon Mid-Air – UAL DC-6 and TWA Connie impact over
the National Park.
Carole Lombard’s TWA DC-3 crash site near Las Vegas,
American Airlines DC-3 That Crashed and Flew Again.
• The search
for Pearl Harbor veterans in Hawaiian waters with photos of a sunken F4U
Airwest DC-9 N9345 Mid-Air on climb-out with a
Marine Corps F-4 Phantom (Buno. 151458)
Airship USS Macon and its Sparrowhawk fighters – Monterey Bay Research
Institute examines the wreck of the Macon south of Big Sur, Calif.
• Grumman F3F Recovered
from the Pacific. This aircraft was flown by 1st Lt. Robert E. Galer who was later awarded the Medal of Honor for his
destruction of 11.5 Japanese aircraft.
Lend-Lease P-39 Recovered from a Canadian lake – 240 miles from the nearest road.
Arizona TF-51H Mustang crash and recovery.
• Location and examination
of a B-24 training flight that ended tragically on an Arizona mountaintop near Flagstaff.
• BCPA’s DC-6 Resolution crashed in the coastal
mountains on approach to San
Francisco. The sleeper-equipped airliner had
flown across the Pacific from Sydney, Australia only to
meet its fateful end 15 minutes before landing.
for a Corsair Pilot: FG-1A Buno. 13380
• The DC-3 That
Crashed And Flew Again: American Airlines Flagship Memphis,
Restricted Medical Certificate Ignored: The Crash of Robin Air Lines C-46F N8404C
Fuel Transfer Starts In-Flight Fire: The Crash of United DC-6
• Cross Country
To Disaster: All On Board United Flight 615 Perish (DC-6B N37550)
• Training Flight
Mid-Air: Cal Eastern and Overseas National
Course: New York
Mid-Air, TWA Connie and United DC-8
Christmas Eve Disaster: Flying Tigers Constellation N6915C
• USS Macon:
U.S. Navy Examines Historic Airship Wreck
In addition to these fascinating stories, five
appendices are included. They cover such important details as:
• More than 500 aircraft crash sites by longitude
• Dates, Registration, Operator, and location of
more than 1,200 commercial aircraft crashes.
• Full list of DC-3 crashes inside the U.S.
• How to obtain U.S. Navy and U.S. Air Force
• How to obtain USGS topographical maps.
• List of selected internet resources and a list of
…and much more.
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