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Friday, 1 June 2012

The Crash Site of Continental Airlines Flight 11

The entrance to the field

An old barn along the way to the crash site

Leading down along the road to the crash site

Leading down along the road to the crash site

The crash site. The small light-green bush right of centre marks the spot where the cockpit of the 707 began and the fuselage stretched back towards us and to the right in the picture.


The crash site. 

Allen family & the man in the middle with light blue jeans on is Ron Cook who was 17 when he and his Father came across the crash site in the early hours of the morning of the 23rd May 1962. Ron remembers it as if it were yesterday. 


Press and families

To the left-hand side of the crash site. The gentleman in the picture is Duane Crawford, local historian. 

The Press

Families at the site. 


The tree-line to the left of the site where many parked their cars in 1962. A road continues past this line to Lake Thunderhead (man-made and not there in 1962). It was this road that reporters, curio-seekers and initial assistance came through)

More of the tree line

Road leading up to the track to the crash site. 

Road leading up to the track to the crash site.

Entrance to crash site track

From Lake Thunderhead looking back up towards the crash site. The site now sits on a sort of peninsula between two fingers of the lake. See crash co-ordinates post and google earth to see what I mean here. 

Treeline of crash site visible to the right of the picture extending back up the hill. 

Treeline of crash site visible to the right of the picture extending back up the hill. 

Just over this brow was the nose of the crashed 707 followed by the rest of the main fuselage minus the tail section which was found in pieces near Cincinnati, Iowa. 

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