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Richard Lyon Metzger

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Suspected military plane wreck, bones found on Alaska glacier By Chris Klint, Channel 2/KTUU.com and msnbc.com news services
ANCHORAGE, Alaska — Possible military aircraft debris, along with material that may be bone fragments, has been discovered in the Knik Glacier area, north-east of Anchorage, according to officials.

Alaska Army National Guardsmen on board a UH-60 Blackhawk flying a routine training mission discovered the debris at about 1 p.m. local time Sunday, and conducted a brief aerial inspection before returning to Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson.


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Capt. Tania Bryan, director of public affairs for the Alaskan Command, said the crash was believed to be that of a vintage aircraft and "not recent."
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Irvine John Donald

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Re: Suspected military plane wreck, bones found on Alaska glacier
« Reply #1 on: June 15, 2012, 02:38:07 PM »

Hi Richard.  What was the source of this news report?  Anything you can point us to on the web?  Interesting story and what do you think he means by "vintage"? 
Respectfully Submitted;

Irv
 
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Randy Reid

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Re: Suspected military plane wreck, bones found on Alaska glacier
« Reply #2 on: June 15, 2012, 03:01:28 PM »

irv,

attachment from the Supercub forum.

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Re: Suspected military plane wreck, bones found on Alaska glacier
« Reply #3 on: June 17, 2012, 11:38:35 AM »

Latest news from Stars and Stripes.
http://www.stripes.com/news/us/military-moves-cautiously-in-identifying-plane-wreckage-1.180559

Article claims hundreds of missing planes in Alaska, of which I have no doubt,
Randy
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Monty Fowler

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Re: Suspected military plane wreck, bones found on Alaska glacier
« Reply #4 on: June 18, 2012, 10:37:05 AM »

The Aleutian Islands alone have dozens and dozens of Allied and Japanese aircraft wrecks scattered from one end to the other - the horrific weather claimed far, far more aircraft than the worst day of air combat ever did.

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Re: Suspected military plane wreck, bones found on Alaska glacier
« Reply #5 on: June 28, 2012, 09:59:58 AM »

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (Reuters) - Likely wreckage of a U.S. Air Force plane that crashed into the side of an Alaska mountain 60 years ago - killing all 52 servicemen on board - has been found on a glacier miles from the point of impact, military officials said on Wednesday.

A military spokeswoman said some debris collected by a recovery team at the glacier was definitely that of the C-124 Globemaster cargo plane that crashed in November 1952, although the identification was still tentative.

"Some of the evidence positively correlates to the United States Air Force Globemaster that crashed in 1952," said Captain Jamie Dobson of the Joint POW/MIA Accounting Command, or JPAC, which specializes in recovering remains of lost military personnel.

If the wreckage found atop Colony Glacier, about 45 miles east of Anchorage and near the much-larger Knik Glacier, is confirmed as being from the 1952 crash, one of Alaska's many aviation mysteries might be solved.

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Re: Suspected military plane wreck, bones found on Alaska glacier
« Reply #6 on: July 07, 2012, 11:01:09 AM »

Just for conversation purposes, I wonder if a B36 qualifies as a 'historic' aircraft. As I can recall, SAC used to fly B36's from Carswell to Alaska all the time, and I seem to remember they were always having engine issues.
Maybe finding one of those 'unknown' crash sites?
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Re: Suspected military plane wreck, bones found on Alaska glacier
« Reply #7 on: July 07, 2012, 09:19:10 PM »

Tom, by definition this is a "known" crash but interesting anyway.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1950_British_Columbia_B-36_crash
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Matt Revington

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Re: Suspected military plane wreck, bones found on Alaska glacier
« Reply #8 on: July 10, 2013, 09:41:11 AM »

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (Reuters) - Likely wreckage of a U.S. Air Force plane that crashed into the side of an Alaska mountain 60 years ago - killing all 52 servicemen on board - has been found on a glacier miles from the point of impact, military officials said on Wednesday.

A military spokeswoman said some debris collected by a recovery team at the glacier was definitely that of the C-124 Globemaster cargo plane that crashed in November 1952, although the identification was still tentative.

"Some of the evidence positively correlates to the United States Air Force Globemaster that crashed in 1952," said Captain Jamie Dobson of the Joint POW/MIA Accounting Command, or JPAC, which specializes in recovering remains of lost military personnel.

If the wreckage found atop Colony Glacier, about 45 miles east of Anchorage and near the much-larger Knik Glacier, is confirmed as being from the 1952 crash, one of Alaska's many aviation mysteries might be solved.

They are moving ahead with recovery of some  things from this crash

http://www.stripes.com/news/us/search-persists-for-remnants-from-1952-plane-crash-1.229437

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Re: Suspected military plane wreck, bones found on Alaska glacier
« Reply #9 on: November 24, 2015, 04:54:01 PM »

This crash site was found and since your post they have ID 22 of the 52 men aboard this plane. 15 has been returned to their families with full military services.
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Re: Suspected military plane wreck, bones found on Alaska glacier
« Reply #10 on: November 24, 2015, 05:46:52 PM »

This crash site was found and since your post they have ID 22 of the 52 men aboard this plane. 15 has been returned to their families with full military services.

"Glacier slowly reveals evidence of 1952 C-124 crash"
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