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Wonderful shot

greetings from Kurdistan

Zirak Abd

Just magical. The kind of shot most of us dream of taking.

Vassiliki Argiriou

Σε ευχαριστώ πολύ για το σχόλιο

και τα YS:36 + L:125.

Xαιρετισμούς :-)

A large instantaneous

Esta ya es más seria.

Nos pondremos serios. Like ys.

Like 11 ! Very nice shot. Best regards from Athens.

Wow ( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°) Like14 = Favorite

Greetings from France, Joël

dalcio e marilda ber…

Thank you very much for the comment and the L:83.

Best greetings from Cyprus, Kostas :-)

II found this posting on the Wreckchasing message board, by Dan Merrick:

"On Tuesday March 24, 1959 a flight of 3 AD-6 Skyraiders left Moffett Field NAS on a training flight. They flew up Yosemite Valley below cloud cover with the ceiling at the valley rim. They then continued up Tenaya Canyon and climbed to the ceiling. Seeing that they had entered a blind canyon, the three planes attempted a 180 degree turn to the left. The lead plane flown by Lt. Fox completed the turn. The second plane flown by Cdr. Rippa struck his right wing on the right canyon wall, continued across the head of the canyon and impacted the left wall belly first in a steep bank, then exploded at about 1440 hours. The third plane flown by Ensign Fennel climbed out through the top of the canyon.

Rippa's last words, spoken just before the first impact, were "watch yourself."

Commander Peter Rippa was 36 at the time, the commanding officer of Attack Squadron VA-215 and is buried at Golden Gate National Cemetery.

One propeller was found on top of the cliff some 500 feet above the impact. The tail and engine fell to the bottom of the gully. At some later date, possibly around 1970, the park service removed the wreckage leaving the huge 18 cylinder radial engine."

Thank you Transit_PO for your visit and support! Thank you also for your kind comments! Please visit again!

Sincerely, D☼≈≈YmAc

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