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Ric Gillespie

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Search for the Samoan Clipper
« on: July 16, 2019, 08:55:14 AM »

Former TIGHAR board member Russ Matthews' "Air Sea Heritage Foundation" is sponsoring a search for the wreckage of the PanAm Sikorsky S-42B Samoan Clipper that caught fire and crashed 12 miles off Tutuila, American Samoa in 1938 killing Captain Ed Musick and his six man crew.
The search is being conducted by E/V Nautilus, owned by Bob Ballard's Ocean Exploration Trust.  Aviation Underwater Archaeologist Megan Lickliter-Mundon PhD is leading the science team.  Megan has been an instructor on TIGHAR field schools served on TIGHAR's 2010 and 2012 expeditions.  TIGHAR member Lonnie Schorer did historical research for the project and is also abroad Nautilus. Ballard is not aboard.

You can follow the search live via "telepresence" at https://nautiluslive.org
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Ric Gillespie

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Re: Search for the Samoan Clipper
« Reply #1 on: July 21, 2019, 07:40:40 AM »

The search has concluded. Nothing was found.
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