StevenUhl777
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DC-10 Crash On Oahu?

Wed Mar 17, 2004 4:08 am

My dad recently got back from a trip to Hawaii (Oahu) and he came across something interesting...there was a crew working on recovering parts of a DC-10 that had crashed, and he said it was near a WWII airfield called Dillingham? I asked him if maybe it was a KC-10, but he insisted it was a civil aircraft, though no livery was recognizable. He said he could see the engines with no fan blade damage wing spar, and tail cone, and parts of the fuselage. Since it was near the beach, he figured it was a water landing.

He was a 36-year UA mechanic, and worked on DC-10's in SFO and PDX during that time, so if he says the parts of the wreckage was from that of a DC-10, I'll take his word for it. He was amazed the engines were still there, as they are usually the first parts of a crash that are taken away. He thought it was recent, as none of the wreckage was corroded by the salt water.

Does anyone have info. on this? I tried doing a search on the site, but came up with nothing, and www.airdisasters.com wasn't online.

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RE: DC-10 Crash On Oahu?

Wed Mar 17, 2004 4:21 am

Maybe a DC-10 in the process of being scrapped? Can't find any accident/incident record reporting a DC-10 write off on Hawaii

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RE: DC-10 Crash On Oahu?

Wed Mar 17, 2004 4:36 am

What used to be Dillingam AAF field, and later Mokuleia field, is in northern Oahu. I've been there a time or two, it's a nice part of the island away from most of the tourist haunts. But I've never seen any wreckage there and I can't recall any DC-10 crashes in Hawaii, although that doesn't mean it didn't happen.

It seems a strange place for a DC-10 to be. It would be out of place for the regular approaches.

I'd like to know more about this. StevenUhl777 - Please keep us posted.
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RE: DC-10 Crash On Oahu?

Wed Mar 17, 2004 4:39 am

I've been on Maui since last November, and there's been no DC-10 crash in that time, or at least nothing reported in the media. Maybe props for a movie? Hawaii is a favorite shooting location.
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RE: DC-10 Crash On Oahu?

Wed Mar 17, 2004 4:45 am

Uh what? Dillingham is a small airfield on the north shore of Oahu that was previously used by the USAF. The only traffic it sees now are light GA aircraft usually towing gliders and skydiving aircraft. To tell you the truth, I don't think this incident ever happened. Just FYI the Army still owns most of the beach across from the airfield.
 
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RE: DC-10 Crash On Oahu?

Wed Mar 17, 2004 4:49 am

Deviating from the thread, but does anybody know where I can find the video footage of the UA DC-10 that crashed in I think Sioux City.
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RE: DC-10 Crash On Oahu?

Wed Mar 17, 2004 4:51 am

I have heard about a Delta L1011 that is being cut up in Mojave and being shipped out to Oahu for filming on a new movie. Maybe this is the airplane you have seen. I have now other details than that. Besides it being the same airframe used in some of the shots of SWAT.

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RE: DC-10 Crash On Oahu?

Wed Mar 17, 2004 5:04 am

Horus: Check MSNBC...or the NBC website...they seem to have frequent updates on this 7/19/89 UA crash in yes, Sioux City Iowa. There might be a clip there.

Back to the topic, I'll ask my Dad more questions. He said they were driving along some road on the north shore, near this WWII airfield, and there were signs saying work crews ahead, and he saw cranes hoisting parts of the aircraft. I went to www.ntsb.gov and did a search for all airline incidents on Hawaii dating back to Jan. 1st, 1980, and all DC-10 related incidents were not crashes, but fires, etc., and resulted in landings.

The movie set scenario seems the most likely. I'll bet the cut up parts of the plane being shipped out from Mojave were being lifted onto the shore from the barge to the set. He was pretty sure it was a DC-10, perhaps there were parts of both an L10-11 and a DC-10 being used for this movie? You know how filmmakers are when it comes to accuracy for airplane/air crashes.  Insane

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RE: DC-10 Crash On Oahu?

Wed Mar 17, 2004 5:25 am

does anybody know where I can find the video footage of the UA DC-10 that crashed in I think Sioux City

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RE: DC-10 Crash On Oahu?

Wed Mar 17, 2004 9:18 am

The largest aircraft I can recall seeing at Dillingham (HDH) is a C-130 when the army had training in the area. I used to camp on the beach near the end of the runway every summer. A DC-10 would tear up the runway if it landed there.
 
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RE: DC-10 Crash On Oahu?

Wed Mar 17, 2004 9:23 am

I don't know if this is true or not, but has anyone been to Camp Erdman? It's near around Dillingham. On the face of the mountain, there is a crash-like site. The camp couselors say it is a Japanese Zero, but I don't know if it's true or not. Well, that's the only story I hear about a crash around that area.
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RE: DC-10 Crash On Oahu?

Wed Mar 17, 2004 9:41 am

The only traffic it sees now are light GA aircraft usually towing gliders and skydiving aircraft.

They get an occasional C130 also.
 
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RE: DC-10 Crash On Oahu?

Wed Mar 17, 2004 6:58 pm

No DC10 ever crashed on Oahu.
 
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RE: DC-10 Crash On Oahu?

Wed Mar 17, 2004 9:13 pm

Perhaps its aircraft "parts" that they're using for a movie. There is a new TV show that is currently filming their pilot on O'ahu. If there were indeed a crash, we would have all heard about it by now!
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RE: DC-10 Crash On Oahu?

Thu Mar 18, 2004 1:56 am

Well last week somebody had some kind of construction going on at the west end of Dillingham and some large containers where being trucked to the site as I rode by.Also a movie catering was truck near by .
 
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RE: DC-10 Crash On Oahu?

Thu Mar 18, 2004 2:14 am

For me the film making thing sounds the most probable scenario too, especially because there was no recognizable livery.
 
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RE: DC-10 Crash On Oahu?

Thu Mar 18, 2004 2:26 am

Hey Steve,

Remember me when the Concorde arrived in BFI?

I am in the movie business and I have not heard anything about a movie being filmed in Hawaii about a crash. Next week I will be going to Showest in LAS and will be getting a sneak peak at all the up coming movies. I will ask around and see if I can figure out what the story might be all about.

This has got me curious because I am a big fan of aviation movies. Both the good and the bad ones.

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RE: DC-10 Crash On Oahu?

Thu Mar 18, 2004 2:37 am

Remember me when the Concorde arrived in BFI?

Sure do! If you find out anything, drop me a line...my contact info. is updated in the profile.


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RE: DC-10 Crash On Oahu?

Thu Mar 18, 2004 5:19 am

Kalakaua- The camp "counselors" at Camp Erdman are full of crap. They told my school group long time ago that a hurricane (Iniki) blew some beach towels up onto a ledge when in fact it looked like someone had put them down to sit on. It probably has something to do with the fact that the people at that camp and Camp Mokuleia smoke too much of the good stuff.
 
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RE: DC-10 Crash On Oahu?

Thu Mar 18, 2004 5:34 am

Yups. They are full of it. Been there three times, and the story seems to change a lot.
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RE: DC-10 Crash On Oahu?

Thu Mar 18, 2004 7:45 am

Perhaps this clipping from the Honolulu entertainment pages last week might give you a clue...


ABC begins filming its pilot "Lost" March 22. In the pilot, the production will only use the crashed plane's fuselage as a set and rain forest locales. Locations being considered for the "crashed" aircraft are Dillingham Air Field area and Kualoa Ranch. If "Lost" goes to series, it'll be filmed entirely in Hawaii. The show, which stars Dominic Monaghan (Merry of "The Lord of the Rings"), Ian Somerhalder, Jorge Garcia and Evangeline Lilly, deals with the aftermath of a plane wreck on a deserted island.

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RE: DC-10 Crash On Oahu?

Thu Mar 18, 2004 8:07 am

It is definately for filming. I just drove by there today since it is my day off and was going to have lunch on the beach where I used to camp every summer, but couldn't because they are going to be filming where we would set up camp. They already had the wing box portion upside down on the beach. Most of the rest of the aircraft was strewn across the street either in piles of scrap or sections. They were working on one wing under a tent. They even seemed to have a few mis-matched seats. One set I saw was an older type in red (possibly orange) and blue. The other set was the slim style seat in the usual blue color.
 
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RE: DC-10 Crash On Oahu?

Thu Mar 18, 2004 1:26 pm

Wow, got to check it there one day!

Does anyone have photos?
 
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RE: DC-10 Crash On Oahu?

Thu Mar 18, 2004 1:37 pm

Kudos to Backfire and Ha763!!!  Big thumbs up

Thank you! I forwarded your reply to my Dad. I knew that if I gave it enough time, I'd find my answer on a-net!  Big grin
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RE: DC-10 Crash On Oahu?

Thu Mar 18, 2004 1:53 pm

I was half way there when I realized I forgot my camera.
 
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RE: DC-10 Crash On Oahu?

Fri Mar 19, 2004 6:31 am

I went back today to get a couple of pictures. I only got a couple of the section on the beach, which they flipped over, before I left because of the rain. They will apparently be working there until April 30.

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