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Mtflyer

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Last weekend I was able to visit the crash site of the Fokker F-10A NC-279E that crashed in the San Bernardino Mountains on 2/23/30. This is a site that I've been wanting to visit ever since I first read about it in G. Pat Macha's book Aircraft Wrecks about fifteen years ago. Thought that I had figured out which canyon the crash site was located in from newspaper articles I've read, but never made the effort to go out and search for it. Fortunately we were guided to the site by Patric who has visited the site twice before because the site was located in a neighboring canyon than I thought it would be in. Chances are I never would have found it on my own due to the terrain and wreckage being very difficult to see until you are almost on top of it. It was an interesting site and the oldest that I ever visited having crashed almost 90 years ago. Photos of the site are HERE


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Thanks for posting, That is the oldest site I've seen. 
Do you know why the tail wheel was cut off or what happened to it?
 
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No idea what happened to the tail wheel. It might have been a skid as most of the photos I found of F-10s had skids. 
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