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TimApNy

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I went backpacking in the Smoky National Park a week or 2 back and the loop included a side trip to visit the 1984 crashsite of the RF-4C. Capt David Greggs and Capt Scott Miller were killed in the crash and parts cover a huge section of the mountain top.





Alot more pictures are on my webshots page.
http://rides.webshots.com/album/573899149qMnaZT

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Nice pics Tim. Any details available on the crash itself?

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Hey Tim-

I just moved down to TN (Johnson City) from Maine. I am also into wreck chasing. Could you email me the coords' to that location, I would very much like to check this out. I am also looking for a hiking partner for wrecks in the area, as I don't know anyone down here yet. Thanks! Look forward hearing from you.

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Welcome to the Message board and TN. I'm looking into a few right now, I'm not sure when I'll be getting back out to poke around the woods.

The crash site is about 200 yards west on the Snake den Ridge tail and the Appalachian trail. The crash site cuts the crash site in half and it is REALLY HARD to miss. Snake Den Ridge Trail is about 5.1 miles and it is all up hill. It would make a long day hike but worth it.

My information is from a book "Mayday Mayday, Aircraft crashes in the Great Smoky Mountain National Park" by Jeff Wedley and Dwight McCarter.

It crashed Jan 4 1984. It was flying out of Shaw AFB with the 363rd TFW. The pilot was Capt David Gregg and Navigator was Capt Scott Miller. The aircraft was off course about 4 miles and no reason was ever found as to why. It should have cleared Low Gap if it was on coarse. The wreckage is scarred over about 20 acres or so and there are not many big pieces to be found.


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Hi Tim,

I just noticed in the thread title you have "NC and TN." Did the plane crash spread wreckage across the state line? Not that it really matters, but just found it interesting!

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The wreckage does cross the state line.

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Somehow missed this post. Great pictures. Very interesting site. Anything to do with reconbirds is interesting I think. Thanks for sharing.


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That plane was my buddies plane out of Shaw Afb , we were the crewchiefs and had to go pickup what we could on this plane with our recovery team.
 

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