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bobdj73

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New to this forum, pretty cool. Found a crash site in the everglades while fishing with my dad a few years ago. Not sure where to start out to find some info on it.. Do have some pics of it.The site is 33.5 miles SE of Chokoloskee FL.  a4b.JPG  a2.JPG  a11.JPG 
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BJ, do you have any photos from the other side. Kind of looks like part of a jet engine from that view.

 

 

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I know of three Everglades commercial accidents, the Boeing 720 and Lockheed Tristar crashes from way back in the day, and more recently, but still an older crash, the Valujet DC-9. I don't recall exactly but I think the 720 broke up in flight, so if there was no other debris around, maybe it's from that. I am pretty sure that the other two crashes were more localized debris pattern wise. If there were numbers or markings or add'l photos that might help.

Who knows how many military planes went down in that area?

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I'd guess it looks more like a jet engine from the photo provided.
Any more photos from different angles?
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Just saw the new info posted, that puts it pretty close to where the Boeing 720 went down: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Northwest_Orient_Airlines_Flight_705

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Here's a copy of N724US Flight 705 crash site location from the report. Does this look like the right location? The report file is to large to post, but if anyone is interested in a copy, email me.

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This site is about 65 miles west of Miami Airport. Not sure if this is part of it or not. 
If you find Chokoloskee Island on Google earth, go 8 miles SE, to Huston Bay. That is the general area of the site. There's a picture posted there labeled Naughty Buoy..?? The site is .75 miles ne of that photo on the edge of the bay. (Under the clouds.lol )

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That seems to be a bit further out than the Boeing 720 crash site then. Military maybe? When I first did a Google Earth from the Chokoloskee Island to the coordinates listed for the Boeing 720 crash site location, it was about 34 miles, but with this new info, I think that puts it too far away to be this one.

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I agree, the locals down there all knew where the site was, but seem to know nothing about it. Was a great fishing and crabbing site.lol
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I thought the Boeing 720 was going to be a match. This one might be something that Dennis knows about.

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I remember the L1011, but hadn't heard about the 720.  I agree, it could easily be military.  Haven't been around the 'Glades much, lot of stuff there, but access is difficult.  Ultimate swamp.  Dennis
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Right about the access. My dad had a place down there, and we used to get to the site quite often, but only by boat .. Talk about the middle of nowhere.
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My brother and I recently checked out this engine, and I've done some extensive research on it. It's from an F-4 Phantom jet. I believe I know the details of the crash, but I couldn't read the serial #s off the engine. I also can't quite make out the serial #s on the photo posted earlier. If someone can read them, please post them...I may be able to track them to the jet.
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Hey John,
Glad you got a chance to check it out. Sorry I don't have any better pics. Haven't been down there in 20 years. Would be cool to figure it out. 
I did have the serial #'s written down, but afraid I lost them a few years ago. 

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Was just looking at the original photo, and it looks like the sn in the first pic is:
TA01207115, (not sure of the next one, looks like it could be an "S") C 

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