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WaltW

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Definitely a J-79.  One pic shows the left side of the engine midsection but flipped on it's back.  I couldn't do a rotation match on the fly but check the ducts and accessories in this clip of the left midsection of a static display engine.  Particularly the flaring gold tinted duct with the ribs.

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bobdj73

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No doubt, That's cool. Sure would like to know how it ended up out thee.
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Thanks Bob. I'll post my results as soon as I get them.

My research so far indicates that the engine came from the crash of an F-4 Phantom that crashed in 1968 due to mechanical problems. It was stationed at MacDill AFB in Tampa, where Phantom pilots were being trained prior to service in Viet Nam. Both pilots ejected and survived.

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Wondering if it might be F-4D s/n 65-0604. Crashed on 2/2/68, "70 miles from Ft. Myers."

According to Google Earth, the site referenced is roughly 72.3 mi. @ bearing 147.3deg SSE from Ft.
Myers. 

Anyone have access to the report for 65-0604?

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Yes Ted, that's it. The last item is getting the bearing from Ft Myers of 65-0604's crash site from an official source. That's been elusive, but I'm 90% confident that that's the one.
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Has anyone checked out the Eastern Airlines L-1011 crash site in the Everglades?
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the Eastern Airlines L-1011 crash site is haunted, do not go there.  
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I have a coffee carafe from the Eastern L-1011 site... and never any problems.
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Sorry, been off for a bit. Thanks for the help finding information about this crash site.
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What is left at the Eastern L-1011 site?
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Haunted?  I'm not sure I worry too much about that.  there is nothing currently "visible" at the site.  I found pictures where some survivors made a trek on the 35th anniversary and all you could see was airboats and people.  The site literally, is only a couple of miles away from the Valuejet crash site where an airliner nosedived into the swamp.  There is a large memorial there, but none at the Eastern crash site.  Dennis 
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Some of the wreckage of Eastern Flight 401 is still there and visible, but you will need an airboat, guide and low water level to see it. The 1996 DC-9 Valujet accident occurred just a mile or two off the same levy. That site is off limits as a memorial.
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