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Crash Scene #1

On November 28, 2007, our Civil Air Patrol Squadron was called to search for the wreckages of a crash of two T-6 Texan II trainer aircraft based at Columbus Air Force Base in Columbus, Mississippi. The aircraft had collided in mid-air near an auxilliary air strip near Shuqualak, Mississippi. We dispatched an air crew including Mike Hainsey as mission pilot, Trey Breckenridge as mission scanner, and me as mission observer and photographer. Our mission was to locate the aircraft and photograph the crash sites. When we arrived on this crash site, USAF ground personnel had already located it.

 

This is the best shot that I have of the first crashed aircraft. In this photo, you can clearly see the burned grass, the two collapsed trees, and the underside of the right wing. In the original size, the two blades of the aircraft's propeller are visible.

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Taken on November 28, 2007