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Stephen Locke: Trek to the 1970 Wichita State crash site near Silver Plume, Colorado
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In the summer of 1972 I worked in the Eisenhower Tunnel near Georgetown, Colorado. One weekend three of us made the trek up to the site of the crash from a scant two years earlier. The site near Silver Plume was just like it had just happened, sans bodies/survivors. We took no "souvenirs" and didn't stay long. We climbed all that way for a crushing dose of pathos.
You can get that at sea level, no climb to 11,000 ft. necessary.
You are the wind beneath my wings, otherwise known as turbulence.
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wow. I was in denver at the air force uncle's house about that time - 1972 - and remember hearing all about that tunnel. I do recall the W-state crash.
yah. pathos. any elevation indeed.
I have never in my life read such an obsessed white bread whiny-ass, poor, poor, pitiful me, day in & day out blame-throwing cry baby as BAA.  One would think that he would get tired of promoting feigned outrage monthaftermonthaftermonthaftermonth.

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(10-25-2017, 09:35 PM)susnus Wrote: wow. I was in denver at the air force uncle's house about that time - 1972 - and remember hearing all about that tunnel. I do recall the W-state crash.
yah. pathos. any elevation indeed.

The three of us that climbed up there, we still remember it like it was yesterday. One of them is my cousin. He told me a few years ago "I wish we hadn't ever gone up there." Well, we were young and it seemed like something to do.
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I pulled up Google Earth to see where the Eisenhower Tunnel is and realized I've been through it many times to see my kid in Aspen. 

I don't think I ever paid attention to the name of the tunnel, and I saw in photos around the entrances that it's called Johnson Tunnel going one way and Eisenhower Tunnel going the other way. By that I mean the name above the entrances are different. Interesting. 

I couldn't find the crash site. It's not marked I guess. The first thing on my first day at WSU I saw was the memorial they have at the entrance to the university for that plane crash. I had to find out about it because I was still living in New Orleans when it happened.
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