Boxtop 22 - Herc Crash Site

Boxtop 22 - Herc Crash Site


Alert, Canada (CA)
A C-130 Hercules, part of Operation Boxtop 22, crashed about 30 km (19 mi) short of the runway on 30 October 1991. Of the 18 aboard, four died in the crash, while the pilot died during the 30 hours that it took search and rescue teams to reach the crash site under blizzard conditions. The crash was the subject of several books, including Death and Deliverance: The True Story of an Airplane Crash at the North Pole by Robert Mason Lee, as well as a film, Ordeal in the Arctic, starring Richard Chamberlain. (from Wikipedia).

The location of this map is based on the Panoramio photo link below. Snow cover in the image make it difficult to make out the wreckage. Attached links show photos. Note that in the various desciptions of location giving various distances and direction references; that Alert is above the Magnetic North Pole. So directions are only useful using a True North reference.

http://www.dnd.ca/site/commun/ml-fe/article-eng.asp?id=4552

http://www.rcaf-arc.forces.gc.ca/8w-8e/nr-sp/index-eng.asp?id=11229

http://books.google.ca/books?id=I-QDAAAAMBAJ&pg=PA50&lpg=PA50&dq=boxtop+22+rescue&source=bl&ots=0g9ztT7Vpc&sig=lRIx3U_Tyw8GSfNGFwZ9is07QUw&hl=en&sa=X&ei=JGmBUNDsM8jAiwKEx4GQBQ&ved=0CDsQ6AEwAw#v=onepage&q=boxtop%2022%20rescue&f=false

http://kevin-highalert.blogspot.ca/2012/07/hike-out-to-tragic-box-top-22-crash.html
A C-130 Hercules, part of Operation Boxtop 22, crashed about 30 km (19 mi) short of the runway on 30 October 1991. Of the 18 aboard, four died in the crash, while the pilot died during the 30 hours that it took search and rescue teams to reach the crash site under blizzard conditions. The crash was the subject of several books, including Death and Deliverance: The True Story of an Airplane Crash at the North Pole by Robert Mason Lee, as well as a film, Ordeal in the Arctic, starring Richard Chamberlain. (from Wikipedia).

The location of this map is based on the Panoramio photo link below. Snow cover in the image make it difficult to make out the wreckage. Attached links show photos. Note that in the various desciptions of location giving various distances and direction references; that Alert is above the Magnetic North Pole. So directions are only useful using a True North reference.

http://www.dnd.ca/site/commun/ml-fe/article-eng.asp?id=4552

http://www.rcaf-arc.forces.gc.ca/8w-8e/nr-sp/index-eng.asp?id=11229

http://books.google.ca/books?id=I-QDAAAAMBAJ&pg=PA50&lpg=PA50&dq=boxtop+22+rescue&source=bl&ots=0g9ztT7Vpc&sig=lRIx3U_Tyw8GSfNGFwZ9is07QUw&hl=en&sa=X&ei=JGmBUNDsM8jAiwKEx4GQBQ&ved=0CDsQ6AEwAw#v=onepage&q=boxtop%2022%20rescue&f=false

http://kevin-highalert.blogspot.ca/2012/07/hike-out-to-tragic-box-top-22-crash.html
View in Google Earth Military, Airplanes - Military
Links: www.panoramio.com
By: KRL

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