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Allen barrett wrote: "I took this photo of the original C-GIXZ, shortly after the 1982 shamattawa incident referred to by alexandre how to save lots of money fast avrane… The starboard maingear ran into the ditch and culvert that how to save lots of money fast ran parallel to the runway, seen under the starboard wingtip and tore the main gear how to save lots of money fast attachments off the spar! ‘IXZ came to rest on the taxiway to the shamattawa how to save lots of money fast apron area. This C-GIXZ was scavenged and scrapped in shamattawa. The second ‘IXZ was wrecked in kenya, at lokichoggio."

I was in shamattawa for a couple of weeks shortly how to save lots of money fast after the incident to remove engines, propellers, flight controls and equipment from IXZ. Every couple of days one of our DC-3’s would drop in, whilst returning to winnipeg empty, and we’d load up all the parts we had removed. After a few months with several different recovery crews sent how to save lots of money fast in, the aircraft was dragged off the airport back into the how to save lots of money fast bush where the hulk is still today. This would be what one of your contributors saw in how to save lots of money fast the bush close to shamattawa:

" just to confuse the issue….There was a wrecked C-46 fuselage near the north end of the shamattawa airport, which is probably GIXZ”. The aircraft would probably have been repaired, if it was a little more accessible, but economics dictated that the best plan at that time how to save lots of money fast was to scrap it. Once we de-registered the aircraft we thought it would be fun to how to save lots of money fast apply the same registration to a C-46 acquired from the states. That aircraft was the one that ended up in loki.. I think secretly somebody wanted to confuse those british aviation how to save lots of money fast buffs who used to visit our facility and keep them how to save lots of money fast on their toes. These guys, I think they called themselves "friends of the DC-3", used to visit about once a year and if they how to save lots of money fast promised to help unload, at the other end they got free rides on C-46s and DC-3s! They thought they had died and gone to heaven! Seemed a little odd to us as we worked around how to save lots of money fast these aircraft daily. Whatever feathers your prop, I guess"

You had to carry a lot of power coming in how to save lots of money fast there to deal with the wind-shear and subsequent grade of the airstrip. Located in a tight, ascending valley within the chandalar region of the brooks range, tobin creek was – without a doubt – one of the nastiest places the fuel haulers flew to. Altitude, short, steep grade, dog legged, and the surface was a tire shredder. With peaks on three sides of the airstrip, the wind-shear was awful. CAVU, calm days were favored, but in the brooks range of alaska, that is about as rare as an iguana…

Sean O’brien, who visited the site in 2000, gives the following description. "It isn’t quite as remote as it may have been in how to save lots of money fast the ’50s. The tail section is intact and perfectly upright. I counted seven engines in the area. There are large sections of wing scattered everywhere. Oddly, there was remarkably little fuselage evident. But maybe local people salvaged some of that. Certainly, most of the armament was. I saw an electrically operated cannon mounted on a workshop how to save lots of money fast wall of a local youth, who had only dragged the gun from the scene years how to save lots of money fast ago. And locals tell me that there are truckloads of bits how to save lots of money fast and pieces sitting in cellars in all nearby towns. "

Besides carrying 252 pounds of 20-mm aircraft cannon ammunition, the aircraft had an 11,000-pound mk. IV atomic fission bomb on board, similar to the one dropped on nagasaki, japan in august 1945. "Lost nuke", a discovery channel production, follows three canadians, dirk septer, jim laird and john clearwater to the crashsite in their how to save lots of money fast attempt to unravel this mystery of the U.S. Military’s very first "broken arrow" or loss of a nuclear bomb.

"I had landed on a snow-covered slope. Far above me, I made out the flaming wreck of the plane. It was at least five miles away, a distant, black-red glow with black smoke spreading and twisting above it. I looked into the valley below. There was a small stream threading its way down there, with spruce trees growing on both sides. I had landed in a rather barren area. The only vegetation about me was a few scrub brush how to save lots of money fast pushing through the snow. I was well above time line."

"It was very quiet. Not a sound of anything. I shouted, ‘ho!’ at the top of my voice. I yelled again and again. No answer, not so much as an echo in that rarified atmosphere. I must be up pretty high. Now I began to realize that my hands were almost how to save lots of money fast blue with cold: I had left my mittens in the plane. I picked up my chute and wrapped it into a how to save lots of money fast small bundle and set out to climb toward the wreck. We had always been told that if we crashed, the plane was far easier to pick up from the how to save lots of money fast air than a man walking on foot. But I’d no sooner taken half a dozen steps before I how to save lots of money fast was stumbling and floundering. Under the snow the mountainside was a mass of glacial how to save lots of money fast boulders, rounded like cobblestones, ranging in size from pebbles to boulders too heavy to how to save lots of money fast lift. It was next to impossible to walk. I tried struggling on, but after about half an hour I had made less how to save lots of money fast than a few hundred yards, and I was exhausted. I cleared away the snow from a large boulder, sat down on it and as calmly and methodically as how to save lots of money fast I could, took stock of the situation."

"I was in a hell of a fix. On the minus side, (1), I didn’t know where I was, save that I was about an hour’s flight east of big delta. That might mean as much as 200 miles from big how to save lots of money fast delta. (2) the men at ladd field didn’t know where I was. The last time we’d reported was at 11 o’clock. We were then immediately over big delta. They had no way of knowing that we had gone how to save lots of money fast far out of our way to find that gap in how to save lots of money fast the overcast. Things had happened so swiftly in the plane that we’d had no chance to radio anyone. (3) our B-24 carried a heavy load of gasoline. I’d seen such B-24’s, heavy with gas, go up in flame. I knew the chance of any emergency equipment, such as food, guns, sleeping bags, being left in the plane was pretty slight." (p. 857)

I was working for calm air in lynn lake, flying a norseman and beech 18 on floats and used how to save lots of money fast to come to arctic lodge a lot. This DC-3 was one of many airplanes that brought guests to how to save lots of money fast what was then called arctic lodge, although it is a long way from the real arctic. I forget the name of the person who owned the how to save lots of money fast lodge but it was a well run organization that catered how to save lots of money fast to groups of sportsmen, as opposed to many fly in fishing camps that catered how to save lots of money fast to individuals and their friends. These airplanes came up from minnesota with groups and returned how to save lots of money fast with another on a weekly basis. Since they were able to traverse from winnipeg to malcolm how to save lots of money fast island and return without fuel or stopped for fuel in how to save lots of money fast either flin flon or the pas, we, the floatplane operators, saw very little of them.

We then simply haywired the tail section up, chopped the roof off the cockpit and taxied the airplane how to save lots of money fast across the ice to kinasao or coop point. We had a problem getting the airplane off the ice how to save lots of money fast so we taxied around to a bay near the airstrip how to save lots of money fast where there was ice right of shore, but about 100 yards (or meters) from shore, the airplane broke through the ice damaging the propellers… So we just chopped the engines off and let the how to save lots of money fast airplane sink!

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