AirSpare From United States of America, joined Jun 2006, 589 posts, RR: 5 Posted (9 years 1 month 2 weeks 5 hours ago) and read 5352 times:
Airports and military bases or shows are great places to shoot the latest and greatest.
How about wrecks? You see so many hulls sitting around some airports, does anyone like to phto them? Link a photo if you want to BS about them for a few. My example is an abused Texan. Any hulks from Central, S. American airports?
This is the same bird 2.7 years later on a p&s digital, been moved but it's still rotting.
Texan in Luanda-MPLA 50 Years-December 2006
Ok, hope to see some more beaters.
RPV, handheld, 1/60 sec, F5.6, 6x4.5cm. Shallow DOF. In service as a hukling war memorial.
CalgaryBill From Canada, joined May 2006, 686 posts, RR: 5
Reply 2, posted (9 years 1 month 2 weeks 4 hours ago) and read 5336 times:
Here's a Canso, tail number 11007 that crashed near Tofino around 2300 hours of February 8, 1945 after an engine failure on takeoff. Despite carrying 750 gallons of fuel and four 250 pound depth charges, there was no post-crash fire or explosion and all twelve crew survived (in fact, most of them walked out of the forest on their own).
Unfortunately, due to people vadalizing the site and stealing souvenirs, Parks Canada does not allow people to visit the site anymore.
Dlednicer From United States of America, joined May 2005, 560 posts, RR: 6
Reply 3, posted (9 years 1 month 1 week 6 days 21 hours ago) and read 5260 times:
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There two got rejected at airliners.net for motive:
This is the remains of "Rose 1", a B-52D shot down over Hanoi on December 19, 1972. The aircraft landed in a lake in the Ba Dinh district, now named "B-52 Lake". Of the crew of six, four bailed out and became PoWs and the other two were killed in the crash.
This is all that in known to remain of the 100 P-40s the American Volunteer Group ("Flying Tigers") operated during World War II. Piloted by William McGarry, the aircraft was shot down during a raid on the Japanese occupied airfield at Chiang Mai on March 24, 1942. McGarry bailed out and became a PoW. The wreck was recovered from the nearby jungle in 1992 and is now on display in the Tango Squadron hangar.
A sad picture - all that was left of Darryl Greenamyer's Starfighter in 1987. Greenamyer built this Starfighter using pieces obtained from many sources. On October 24th 1977, he set a FAI 3km speed record of 988.26 mph, which still stands. On February 26, 1978, while preparing an assault on the FAI altitude record, he was unable to get the landing gear to lock before landing. As it was dangerous to land in this condition, he was forced to eject and the airplane was destroyed, as shown in this picture.