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batsteg

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Not far from dam.

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That looks interesting.

In the Lake Mead area: 
B-29 at the bottom of the Lake
near mile marker 13 is F-86 s/n 52-4997 and an F-100 
along Northshore road is F-86E 51-12983
near Gold Butte is a P-51 Mustang

Did you check for part numbers, inspection stamps? 
Can you PM the location? 

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I've heard of all those other crashes and this is no where near them.  I'm wondering if this even is from a crash at all since its just one piece and this had to come from a larger plane.  Like a piece may have fallen off?  I showed this to one old air force guy and first thing he said was it looks like a DC-3/ C-47.  
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I can't quite figure out how to PM you, but if you PM me I can probably answer.
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This part is from:

5 MAY 55       F-86F s/n 52-5087 and F-86E s/n 51-13029 from Nellis AFB, NV collided over Hoover Dam. 2nd Lt. George F. W. Ramming was killed in the collision in 087. 1st Lt. Michel G. Filliman managed to bail out of 029, but received major injuries when he landed in rough terrain. Debris from these two planes is spread out well over a mile.

Dave, we visited this mid air during the 2015 Aviation Archaeology Conference. 


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A long time ago I worked on a program building up QF-86 drones, that piece reminds me of the wing root where it attaches to the center wing box lower side.  That's just a guess on my part.
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That makes sense this is about 2 miles from the dam by air I think we may have our answer.
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Picture from 2015:
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  Keep looking around.  You'll find more.

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You're right, it looks like the belly panel between the wings. Sump drain, etc.

Couldn't find anything but scale modeling pictures.

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batsteg

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Found a few more pieces near some aluminum scraps next wash over

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50 cal flexible feed chute

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batsteg

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I just realized this MIGHT be from the crash, I found it years ago in the same general area and couldn't figure out how it got there

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