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Chilean mountaineers find plane lost in Andes

by Marmaduke » Wed Feb 11, 2015 1:57 am

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Re: Chilean mountaineers find plane lost in Andes

by WyomingSummits » Wed Feb 11, 2015 7:04 pm

Wyoming has some as well. At the base of Medicine Bow peak is a UA flight that went down in the 50's. Bomber Mountain in the Bighorns has a WW2 bomber that went down on the summit ridge.

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Re: Chilean mountaineers find plane lost in Andes

by Tonka » Wed Feb 11, 2015 9:29 pm

I little over three years ago we went to Phoenix for Thanksgiving with one of our days planed to do the Flatiron in the Superstions (one of our favorite areas). When we landed all over the news was a story of a plane, carrying 6 souls that just crashed into the Superstions. The spire the plane crashed in to was just north of the Flatiron and the whole area was shut down for days so we could not do our climb.

We did go back a year or so later and climbed up to the crash site and we found it very, very erie. On board there was a divorced father and his three kids which left a mother without her entire family.

Here is the spire they hit, you can still see the char all the way up and there is a little memorial in the center of the pic. Small debris still litters the area but but all other pieces have been removed.


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