Stockton beach plane wreck

Submitted: Friday, Jan 16, 2009 at 11:49
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Hi all

Is it still possible to see the wreck of the WW2 plane at SB?

Theres very little on the net about (Unlike the Sygna) so i just wondered how evedent it is.

Does anyone know the exactly location on the beach or have a photo?

Many thanks in advance
Benje
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Reply By: Geoff (Newcastle, NSW) - Friday, Jan 16, 2009 at 14:25

Friday, Jan 16, 2009 at 14:25
Hi Benje,

I think I still have the co-ordinates in my hand held GPS at home.

I'll have a look for you this evening and post them up later if someone else hasn't done it for you. (And I can find them!)

The wreck can be a little hard to spot at times as the sand is continuously shifting leading to what's left becoming covered and uncovered at random.

It's not actually a WW2 wreck. I think you'll find it's a post WW2 Sabre jet (if my memory is still functioning correctly) that was stationed at nearby Williamtown.

I do have a photo or two at home as well but I've no idea were they'd be as they would have been taken pre-digital!

That is just so 20th Century isn't it?

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Follow Up By: Benje - Friday, Jan 16, 2009 at 14:32

Friday, Jan 16, 2009 at 14:32
Hi Geoff.

The Co ords would be brilliant mate. i have heard alot about this aircraft and i wanted to make sure i at least knew where it was giving my the best chance os snapping it!.

Is it in the surf (like the Sygna or on the beach?


Thanks

Ben
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Reply By: Geoff (Newcastle, NSW) - Friday, Jan 16, 2009 at 17:41

Friday, Jan 16, 2009 at 17:41
Hi Benje,
Here they are, no guarantee on the accuracy as they were in an obscure text file on my old laptop.

Sabre Wreck, (It's on the beach)
32 Deg, 49 Min, 27.7788 Sec South
151 Deg, 55 Min, 0.9588 Sec East

or

Sabre Wreck,
Zone 56,
Easting, 398621.9
Southing, 6367662.3

Tank Traps,
32 Deg, 49 Min, 7.0788 Sec South
151 Deg, 55 Min, 56.3412 Sec East

or

Tank Traps,
Zone 56,
Easting, 400055.5
Southing, 6368314.4

All should be in WGS84.

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Follow Up By: Geoff (Newcastle, NSW) - Friday, Jan 16, 2009 at 17:52

Friday, Jan 16, 2009 at 17:52
Hi Benje,
You'll notice the words "Tank Traps" have become hyper links above and in this follow up.

That's because there is a trip report about them on the site.

The co-ordinates given for the traps in the report are similar but different to mine by about 16 Seconds of an angle in the South direction and about 2 Seconds of an angle in the East direction.

I'd take both my marks and the ones from the trip report and I'd put a heavier weighting on the accuracy of the ones from the trip report.

Looks like they'll be fairly close.

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Follow Up By: ExplorOz - David & Michelle - Saturday, Jan 17, 2009 at 11:58

Saturday, Jan 17, 2009 at 11:58
Geoff,

Thanks for posting the position I have now added this location to the places system to aid future travellers to the area. If you can dig up you photos, scan them and load them into this place that would be excellent if not no problems I am sure in time someone will load a few pics of the site.

See Sabre Jet Wreck

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Follow Up By: Geoff (Newcastle, NSW) - Saturday, Jan 17, 2009 at 12:25

Saturday, Jan 17, 2009 at 12:25
Hi David,
Glad the co-ordinates helped!

I'll have a look over the weekend for the photos.

If they don't come to light it' a great excuse for next weekend, I can go for a wander up the beach and take some new photo's!

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Reply By: Tim - Friday, Jan 16, 2009 at 18:05

Friday, Jan 16, 2009 at 18:05
The jet is a sabre jet, crashed in 1969 and killed the FLTLT who was flying it. Last time I saw it, it was just behind the first row of dunes, maybe 100m from the water depending on tides and all that. I saw it around 10 years ago and there was a chunk of fuselage, part of a wing and a heap of aluminium shrapnel and wiring harness all over the ground.
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Follow Up By: Member - Duke (TAS) - Friday, Jan 16, 2009 at 21:13

Friday, Jan 16, 2009 at 21:13
Tim
Are you sure it crashed in 1969.i was posted to WRAAF Base Williamstown in Airborne Platoon in 65/66 and the Jet Jockeys as we called them were flying Mirages at the time.
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Follow Up By: Member - John G- Saturday, Jan 17, 2009 at 10:40

Saturday, Jan 17, 2009 at 10:40
"WRAAF" Base, Duke - did you have your mind on duchesses by any chance?

LOL

Cheers
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Follow Up By: Geoff (Newcastle, NSW) - Saturday, Jan 17, 2009 at 12:31

Saturday, Jan 17, 2009 at 12:31
Gents,
I feel the crash date will be either very late 50's or early 60's.

I can vividly remember the 60's in Newcastle being punctuated by sonic booms from the Mirage's and them regularly dropping out of the sky around the place!

One of them even crashed in the city at a suburb called The Junction. Clouted a house and damaged what was then the cinema.

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Follow Up By: Member - Duke (TAS) - Saturday, Jan 17, 2009 at 21:13

Saturday, Jan 17, 2009 at 21:13
Geoff
They were on our mind a fair bit back then(WRAAF) We Army boys had to treat them nice as they packed our Chutes.
Thanks for pointing out my mistake, it should have been RAAF.
In the 14 months i was posted there i can,t remember seeing a Sabre flying but as you said there were a few Mirages falling out of the sky in the sixty,s
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Follow Up By: Off-track - Saturday, Jan 17, 2009 at 23:29

Saturday, Jan 17, 2009 at 23:29
Some accurate info here;

http://www.adf-serials.com/2a94.shtml

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stockton_Beach,_New_South_Wales


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Reply By: ExplorOz - David & Michelle - Saturday, Jan 17, 2009 at 12:00

Saturday, Jan 17, 2009 at 12:00
Benje,

As Geoff has posted the position I created a new place in the places system to record the location.

See Sabre Jet Wreck

If you do get to see it please take a few pics and post them as updates to this place for the benefit of others in the future.

Have a good one.

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