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PostThu Nov 10, 2011 9:13 am 
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I believe the engine up by Devils Peak is a nine hundred horse, nine cylinder Pratt from a Navy SNJ. My information says that this wreckage was found on 9/25/51. I am presently trying to determine if it is the same SNJ that disappeared on a flight out of Seattle NAS on 11/4/46.
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PostThu Nov 10, 2011 9:31 am 
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Very cool, thanks for the info Cye!
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PostThu Nov 10, 2011 11:02 am 
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By any chance, did you find any other wreckage up there, possibly the tail section? If we could come up with the tail number or even part of it, it would make it pretty easy to ID the plane. The SNJ that I think it may have been had the tail number 84856.
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PostThu Nov 10, 2011 5:09 pm 
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Sorry, nothing with a BuNo on it. All I saw were the engine and a small tire (smaller than a car tire) that seemed oddly out of place - like someone had put it there. Didn't see any other wreckage in the vicinity. The prop blade had painted on it "DWG. NO. 109354-12, SER. NO. 242332"
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PostFri Nov 11, 2011 12:22 am 
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Andy, I may be wrong about this being an SNJ. When I went back and looked at your photo I realized it has a three bladed prop. To my knowledge all SNJ's and AT-6's only used a two bladed prop. I am going to have to do a little more research on this.
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PostSat Nov 12, 2011 7:12 pm 
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After examining your photo a little closer, I now believe this engine is a Wright Cyclone R-1820-86. The aircraft would most likely have been a Navy T-28B advanced trainer. The date I gave you about when this wreckage was found can't be correct because these planes were not in the air until the mid 1950s. We still have a bit of a mystery here.
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PostWed Nov 30, 2011 1:13 am 
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Did someone already mention the C-54 crash in 1949 on Mount St. Helens?  You can find some of the newspaper articles here:

http://www3.gendisasters.com/node/13200
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I was chatting with a co-worker who lives in Skagit County. He heard the tale of a P-51 Mustang that crashed east of Mount Vernon, apparently it's never been found.
He wasn't sure  of the actual distance, but seemed to believe it was less than 15 miles or so from town. I've been unable to find a single bit of info on this plane...I'm actually a bit skeptical, but it's fairly close by...

Can any of you shed any light on this?
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PostWed Feb 29, 2012 11:24 pm 
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the crash on gun peak was in 1953 its a ventura bomber
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PostThu Mar 01, 2012 8:00 am 
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TedR wrote:
I was chatting with a co-worker who lives in Skagit County. He heard the tale of a P-51 Mustang that crashed east of Mount Vernon, apparently it's never been found.
He wasn't sure  of the actual distance, but seemed to believe it was less than 15 miles or so from town. I've been unable to find a single bit of info on this plane...I'm actually a bit skeptical, but it's fairly close by...

Can any of you shed any light on this?

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You're thinking of this one. There were quite a few news stories on it just a few years ago.
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PostFri Apr 12, 2013 1:42 pm 
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The book is out

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PostTue Apr 23, 2013 8:30 am 
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I wonder if this one made the book:
http://www.nwhikers.net/forums/viewtopic.php?t=8004531
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PostTue Apr 23, 2013 10:43 am 
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Congratulations on getting the book out Cye.
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PostTue Apr 23, 2013 11:30 am 
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A Mitchell B25 made an emergency landing south of Fairbanks AK in 1969 on a sandbar of the Tanana river. The plane was not in bad condition at the time but it has been stripped over the years.

A group is working on salvaging it for parts to try to put together a complete plane. They are putting together work parties this summer to recover it.

Details can be found at: http://www.sandbarmitchell.org/

A newspaper article can be found here: http://www.newsminer.com/news/dermot_cole/aviation-enthusiasts-hope-to-recover-vintage-plane-from-sandbar/article_39011632-9cfc-11e2-8c9c-0019bb30f31a.html
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PostTue Apr 23, 2013 5:27 pm 
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a little more info on the crash in the Burke Range
http://www.nwhikers.net/forums/viewtopic.php?p=396038

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