Comment: B-24 Milady Crash Site - NT

Submitted: Monday, Sep 24, 2012 at 21:32
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I first located this site in June, 1970, after a bushfire had cleared undergrowth. The identity number on the tail shows 273134 in the slides I took at the time. There was a semi-circular dent in the leading edge of a wing and I located the responsible tree nearby. Also, regrowth showed the glide path had been tracking 045° towards an open swamp area just over 1 km to the NE of the crash site. Sadly, they didn't make it. Furthermore, there was another smaller aircraft (type unknown) which had crashed ½km to the NE on the other side of the swamp, tracking 225° and also probably aiming for the open space. I have a number of slides which will need to be scanned before uploading. glenchandler@dodo.com.au
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Reply By: member - mazcan - Tuesday, Sep 25, 2012 at 14:03

Tuesday, Sep 25, 2012 at 14:03
hi glenc2
interesting thread look forward to seeing the photos
it must be a horrible feeling heading for a forced landing in a plane and hoping the hell you make the clearing you are aiming at
but that obviously doesnt always occur
cheers
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Follow Up By: Rockape - Tuesday, Sep 25, 2012 at 16:30

Tuesday, Sep 25, 2012 at 16:30
Mazcan,
Also google Beautiful Betsy. Images and story.

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Follow Up By: Nomadic Navara - Tuesday, Sep 25, 2012 at 21:42

Tuesday, Sep 25, 2012 at 21:42
Beautiful Betsy is on a ridge top, no where near a swamp.

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Follow Up By: Rockape - Wednesday, Sep 26, 2012 at 06:57

Wednesday, Sep 26, 2012 at 06:57
The reply was for Mazcan. He seems to be interested in photos of that era and the finding of planes years after the war.

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