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West Portal Plane Crash

Postby Hot073 » Sat 06 Apr, 2019 9:13 am

Anyone know if the plane wreckage will be removed from near the summit of West Portal?have seen photos of the crash site,mostly burnt vegetation but the tail section is mostly intact and recognisable!
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Re: West Portal Plane Crash

Postby icefest » Mon 08 Apr, 2019 1:15 am

I'm not sure how high up it is, and I'm speculating here, but I can't see it getting removed at all.

It's incredibly steep terrain, below the shrub line and without heli access you're not gonna be able to get it away at all.
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Re: West Portal Plane Crash

Postby Hot073 » Mon 08 Apr, 2019 12:40 pm

It’s reported to be 100 m below the summit and in the photo is on a very steep bank!
By the look of how it hit,the plane was banking hard to the left,wings look almost vertical to the mountain!
I hope they have it removed somehow!
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Re: West Portal Plane Crash

Postby RicktheHuman » Tue 09 Apr, 2019 9:56 am

Hot073 wrote:It’s reported to be 100 m below the summit and in the photo is on a very steep bank!
By the look of how it hit,the plane was banking hard to the left,wings look almost vertical to the mountain!
I hope they have it removed somehow!


It may have slipped from it's initial position. I seen a photo and it was different to how you describe. I'm pretty sure parks have no plans to remove it. It's in a precarious location and would be difficult to remove safely
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Re: West Portal Plane Crash

Postby Hot073 » Tue 09 Apr, 2019 10:53 am

This is the photo,wings,although destroyed are vertical to mountain with tail intact but probably not in the position it hit!near the top of photo is the right rear landing gear!
Looks like she was on a steep banking left turn at the time of impact!
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