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F-104G - Lk Havasu

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Debris Field


Luke Aux #5
Luke Aux #5
T-6 Texan Fender-Bender
T-6 Texan Fender-Bender
WOTA (Wrecks Other Than Aircraft) -- They are everywhere!  This boat was large and in the way!
WOTA - Noah didn't use fiberglass
Glider crash
Glider crash
 
F-16D rolling off Luke Aux Field 1.  While looking for a P-40F Warhawk crash by Luke Aux #1 we got treated to F-16s practicing ILS approaches.  They waggled their wings at us.  You can't beat that!  A private airshow in the desert.
Sometimes you get a mini-airshow when you least expect it
Desert Tortoise - contemplating a road crossing.  This old fellow was quite large, and we came across him while looking for an F-15A Eagle crash near the Vulture Mountains, arizona, wickenburg
Slow it down, buddy!
Luke Auxiliary Fields
Luke Auxiliary Fields
B-47E, 51-17380 at AMARC, 6 Nov 1963, DOD photo, B-47 Stratojet United States Nuclear Forces, Boeing B-47 Stratojet jet bomber was a medium range and size bomber, Per Jim Diamond of www.b-47.com: 51-17380 arrived at AMARC on June 1, 1960 from the 98th BW and was salvaged on Apr 10, 1964.
Boneyard B-47s
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Fusen Bakuden, Japanese fire balloons Arizona, Japanese fire balloons
JAPANESE BALLOON BOMBS HIT ARIZONA
Army AH-64A Apache serial 90-00335 crash on Gila Bend Gunnery Range, Fatal AH-64A crash. Arizona Army National Guard, Co. C, 1-285th Aviation Battalion, 1st Lt Steven Jordon and CWO Gregory Clevenger lost their lives in this night training accident on July 10, 2000, helicopter crash in arizona
Army AH-64A Apache serial 90-00335 crash on Gila Bend Gunnery Range
Army AH-64A Apache serial 90-00335 crash on Gila Bend Gunnery Range, Fatal AH-64A crash. Arizona Army National Guard, Co. C, 1-285th Aviation Battalion, 1st Lt Steven Jordon and CWO Gregory Clevenger lost their lives in this night training accident on July 10, 2000, helicopter crash in arizona
Fatal AH-64A crash. Arizona Army National Guard, Co. C, 1-285th Aviation Battalion
Mystery Bomber Crash - circa 1917-1919
This is not an AZ crash. We just loved the picture. F-100D serial 56-3125 emergency landing at Bicycle Lake AAF, Ft Irwin, California (Mojave Desert) 13 February 1961. Lost over mountains in flight of four Super Sabres, night flight in weather originating from Cannon AFB, New Mexico.  Hit hard when landing lights blinded pilot off clay surface, nose gear collapsed.  Pilot okay.
F-100D Super Sabre
RF-4B Phantom, bureau number 153098, 22 Oct 1975, VMFP-3, MAG-11, USMC, crashed near Parker, Arizona, pilot killed, RIO survived (extremely low ejection), jet crash, fighter crash, arizona wreck, plan crash in Arizona, phantom crash, F-4 wreck
RF-4B Phantom crash
National Air Race 1929: L.A. to Cleveland.  Fuel leak, ran dry, Patty Willis forced to crash near Meteor Crater, Winslow, Arizona.  Onboard also was Capt. Mary Charles. Red Lion was the sponsor.  Registration # is NC659K.  We need help identifying this aircraft type; if you can help e-mail us. Biplane crash in arizona.  Woman flyer crash.  Plane wreckage in arizona, NC659K.  According to www.aerofiles.com 's website of early "N" numbers, it is a Stearman C-3R mc/n 5004)
Powder Puff Derby crash landing - Winslow, Arizona, circa1934 (near Meteor Crater). Patty Willis, pilot, with her damaged plane. Flying with Mary Charles. Ran out of fuel after departing Kingman, forced landing damaged the Stearman C-3 and put them out of the race.
RF-4B Phantom, 22 Oct 1975, USMC, near Parker, AZ, pilot killed, RIO survived (extremely low ejection).  We placed a flag to honor the pilot.  Thanks again to Paul Crutch, Trey Brandt, Michael Minery, and Michael McComb for information on this crash site.
Pilot was killed
Photo of RF-4B bureau number 153098, 22 Oct 1975, VMFP-3, MAG-11, USMC, crashed near Parker, Arizona, pilot killed, RIO survived (extremely low ejection), control loss and spin while maneuvering back to base after training photo-recon mission.
Camping right below the RF-4B Phantom crash site
old truck, arizona,
Plenty of WOTAs in Arizona!
Stumble, you might fall.  Gear up, skid to a stop, T-33A 56-1766, Edwards Runway (photo courtesy of John Campbell)
Walk away from it and it's a safe landing.
There used to be a railcar to take you down the line (photo courtesy of John Campbell)
T-33 in trouble
T-33A 57-599.  Unknown Wipe-out. (photo courtesy of John Campbell)
T-33A 57-599
Animal trap chained to a bush.  This trap had already been sprung, probably meant for rabbits or coyotes.Luke Aux #2, Luke Auxiliary #2, Other Luke Aux Airfields, Arizona airplane crashes, luke auxiliary air fields, old air corps airstrips in Arizona, 1940ís airfields in Arizona, abandoned airfields in Arizona, Glider training base during WWII, Arizona wrecks, world war two airbases in Arizona, Echeverria WWII Airfield, Arizona wrecks, airplane crashes, fighter crash, bomber crash
Animal trap chained to a bush
RAF over Arizona (WWII)
RAF over Arizona (WWII)
Arizona Air Tanker Losses
Arizona Air Tanker Losses
Pilot Instructors Wanted, Southwest Airways, World War Two
Pilot Instructors Wanted
Fun Arizona Pilot Yearbook Images
Fun Arizona Pilot Yearbook Images
Vintage WWII Pilot Cartoons
Vintage WWII Pilot Cartoons
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