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Old 04-06-2009, 02:28 AM
 
Location: ... wish u were here.
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Chukotka is a mountainous country.
http://rd.foto.radikal.ru/0707/f0/e44424fea22a.jpg (broken link)







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Old 04-06-2009, 02:43 AM
 
Location: Interior alaska
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This is a cool story.

Bout: where did he go?
Seems every now and again, they find old crash sites from the American/Russian lend lease program where the planes were missing and not found until a lot of years later. Same with general aviation, there are dozens of planes that are missing all over Alaska and Western Canada and once in a while a hunter or hiker comes across the wreckage of both types.
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Old 04-06-2009, 03:01 AM
 
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Friends! It was nice to talk with you, but I have to go. Everything to everyone and enjoy!
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Old 04-06-2009, 08:31 AM
 
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Seems every now and again, they find old crash sites from the American/Russian lend lease program where the planes were missing and not found until a lot of years later. Same with general aviation, there are dozens of planes that are missing all over Alaska and Western Canada and once in a while a hunter or hiker comes across the wreckage of both types.
From what I've been reading, even crashes in the mid 1950s were impossible to spot from the air. It seems like planes have an affinity for heavy timber. The only way they are ever found is by hikers. And even when hikers have spotted the wreckage & a confirming team is dispatched by air, they still have to go in on the ground because the wreckage isn't visible from above. I really feel for the families that are left wondering for years what became of their loved ones. Never knowing if they were dead or alive.
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Old 04-06-2009, 12:51 PM
 
Location: Bethel, Alaska
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Mondays suck...
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Old 04-06-2009, 12:53 PM
 
Location: Bethel, Alaska
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Here is another interesting link, wrecks of the north!

Abandoned Plane Wrecks of the North
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Old 04-06-2009, 01:45 PM
 
Location: Interior alaska
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Chukotka is a mountainous country.







Looks just like Alaska's interior where I live! Great photos!
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Old 04-06-2009, 02:29 PM
 
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Looks just like Alaska's interior where I live! Great photos!
Of cause the nature of Chukotka and Alaska are very similar ones because of these are the same two "sister" regions. Indeed, There was no the Bering Strait in prehistoric times, so Chukotka with Alaska had been a whole territory named Beringia.

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Old 04-06-2009, 09:49 PM
 
Location: um....guess
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Hey Highland, this is directed towards you. Wondering if you saw "Twilight" & what you thought of it. Don't mean to call you out, but I know how you like certain movies & celebrities so you were the first I thought of.
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Old 04-06-2009, 09:49 PM
 
Location: Naptowne, Alaska
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Mondays suck...
I hear ya Warpt...my last night at work and we're having gas issues with a well.
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