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Wednesday, 21 August 2013

Flight 11 documentary

On Thursday September 26th, 2013, a documentary segment about Flight 11 will air at 9pm on the Travel Channel. It will feature in the "Mysteries at the Museum" programme. 

Boeing B-47 Stratojet out of Forbes AFB, Topeka, Kansas

As many people connected with Flight 11 are aware, a USAF Boeing B-47 Stratojet that was in the vicinity of Kirksville, MO, on the night of May 22nd, saw a bright flash in the to the north of the aircraft's position. It is generally accepted that the flash seen by the commander of this B-47 flight was the explosion of Flight 11.

The B-47 was an important aircraft in the USAF, particularly around the time of Flight 11s demise.

Does anyone who was in the USAF or who knows anyone who was in the USAF at the time, have any information on the specifics of the B-47 incident involving Flight 11?

As it was reported widely at the time and the sighting was included in the Flight 11 accident report it would be fair to assume that someone, somewhere, may recall being on that B-47 that night or know the people who were or maybe heard about it later at the Forbes Air Force Base. It would be interesting to see if anyone comes forward with any further information.

Sunday, 18 August 2013

Pictures from Putnam County Museum taken by Sandy Crawford

Sandy Crawford took these photos down at the Putnam County Museum. I thought I'd put them up here as she does a better job than me with a camera (it's merely the fact I'm a technophobe and can't operate mine!)

Tuesday, 6 August 2013

Lake Thunderhead from 32,000 feet.

These pictures were taken from a commercial jet flying very near Lake Thunderhead. This lake was an addition to the landscape post Flight 11. This gives you a good layout of the accident area and you can also see in some of the shots the runway of Unionville Airport, MO.