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Posted on 06/16/2012 3:09:30 PM PDT by Eye of UnkEdited on 06/16/2012 3:27:15 PM PDT by Admin Moderator. [history]
Suspected military plane wreck, bones found on Alaska glacier By Chris Klint, Channel 2/KTUU.com and msnbc.com news services ANCHORAGE, Alaska — Possible military aircraft debris, along with material that may be bone fragments, has been discovered in the Knik Glacier area, north-east of Anchorage, according to officials.
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“Capt. Tania Bryan, director of public affairs for the Alaskan Command, said the crash was believed to be that of a vintage aircraft and “not recent.”
How long have they had one missing??
My apologies for a bad post, I don’t post news very often or at all, but this little event is not very far from me, there is a near total lockdown of anybody in the flight area by a NOTAM.
Also though they say it may be a military crash my money is its the ill fated expedition of hale Boggs.
If it is then it also reveals a Clinton connection, here is a link to that story.
Did they find a funny shield with a star on it?
They found a WWII plane with mummified bodies on a glacier a few years ago in my neck of the woods.
Not many missing military aircraft but quite a few private.
Here is an excerpt from a very famous one:
UPDATED: We have never-before-seen documents pertaining to the search for Hale Boggs and Nick Begich!
Two high-ranking members of Congress: House Majority Leader Hale Boggs (D-Louisiana) and Rep. Nick Begich (D-Alaska).
Total Persons on Board:
Four (also onboard was Begich’s aide Russell Brown, and pilot Don Jonz.)
October 16, 1972
Low clouds, fog, drizzle
Disappeared on a flight from Anchorage to Juneau, Alaska
Area Believed Crashed:
Disappeared as it was approaching the Chugach mountain range in southeast Alaska.
Reason for flight:
Cessna 310C (FAA Registration - N1812H)
At the time, this was the biggest search in the history of the country, involving 40 military and 20 civilian aircraft. Everything from Coast Guard helicopters and cutters, to Air Force spy aircraft, as well as numerous private aircraft. After thirty-nine days the air search was abandoned.
Click here to see the official NTSB mishap report (1.07 MB in size, Requires Abode Acrobat)
The Washington-based newspaper, Roll Call, which reports on Capitol Hill, found information through the Freedom of Information Act that two FBI telexes had come in from the FBI office in Los Angeles, indicating that someone had contacted the FBI and that they had knowledge of the whereabouts of the plane and that two people were still living at the site and they gave the coordinates. This was followed up by another telex two days later in which the FBI said that they had verified the authenticity of the source and established their credibility. The source was working in surveillance technologies for an undisclosed firm and they had located the plane.
See the FBI Telex - Page 1 Page 2 Page 3 UPDATE BELOW!
Some of the other interesting points surrounding the disappearance include; Boggs was taken to the airport for the first leg of the trip by a young democrat named Bill Clinton who later, as President, appointed Congressman Boggs’ wife, Lindy, to the position of US Ambassador to the Vatican after she served eighteen years in the Congress after her husband’s disappearance.
Boggs also served on the Warren Commission that investigated the assassination of John F. Kennedy. Some web sites and conspiracy theorists have reported that Boggs wasn’t happy with the commission’s findings and was pushing for the investigation to be reopened at the time of his death.
However, according to his daughter Cokie Roberts, the nationally known television journalist, she told listeners to a talk radio show in April 2004 that her father had no problems with the commission’s finding that he was not pushing for the investigation into the Kennedy assassination to be reopened. She said, “I just don’t know where people get these ideas from.”
The host replied, “The Internet.”
“Also though they say it may be a military crash my money is its the ill fated expedition of hale Boggs.”
The story says it’s a military plane. IIRC, Boggs was aboard a civilian aircraft.
If its this wreck which is military then they must have flown in the opposite direction. Knik Glacier I have hunted near, Iliama is over by Anchorage maybe 60 miles or so away.
Hale Boggs was the father of ABC News’ Cokie Roberts.
I have heard stories about a WW 2 crash where the plane was reportedly carrying either gold bullion or a large military payroll that has never been found.
I have heard of that as well, but the one that has the Air Force really concerned about back then was “Rivet Amber”
Here is another notorious Alaska missing aircraft, that to date has not been found. Nor any of the 44 persons on board.
Some missing jets since the 1940’s.
Will Rogers and Wylie Post immediately come to my mind.
I mean planes, not jets.
This article says the crash being investigated is NE of Anchorage, a very long way from the Chugach Mountains.
Rivit Amber an RC-135 took off from Shemya was not heard from after take off, I refueled some going up to the North Pole.
If it was her, Amelia Earhart was really really really lost.