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Nor'westers Plane Crash

Ontario : Thunder Bay District
Location #6286

Location Owner:GEM1982
Creation Date: 2/12/2013
Last Updated: 2/12/2013

On the top of the Nor'westers in dense bush is the remains of an old small airplane that crashed on the mountain. I found this wreck accidentally while wandering through the bush. The wreck is not on a trail and can be difficult to find, especially in the summer. Pieces of the old plane are scattered a good distance across the southwest lobe of the mountain. With some difficulty I have been able to track down some information about the wreck.

The plane was a Grummon Widgeon that went down in the late 1950's or early 1960's. The pilot took off in bad weather. No one died in the crash except for a pet dog.

I have plotted the spot on the map where the larger parts of the plane wreck are located. Other pieces of the plane are can be found for quite a distance

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Address: Mt Godfrey ON
Province: Ontario

mobileworks says:
2/13/2013 11:57:33 PM

LOL! you saw that, .... good eye on finding a plane wreck.

GEM1982 says:
2/13/2013 3:14:15 PM

Thanks everyone for your comments! The little dog is mine, he's not a rat or a ghost :)

ground state says:
2/12/2013 10:18:55 PM

Awesome stuff GEM1982... for your first two locations on here, both this and the ghost town post were kick butt! Love the shot of the metal siding on the plane entangled in the tree.

spydrgyrl says:
2/12/2013 8:25:33 PM

Awesome! And I saw the pet dog's ghost too!

superss says:
2/12/2013 8:09:01 PM

Neat, I don't know if I could find it, but I have maps of every "known" plane crash up until 1990 in Ontario, Quebec & a good portion of the Arctic.

SuperSonic says:
2/12/2013 7:24:13 PM

very cool

vastie_dita says:
2/12/2013 7:11:20 PM

I think I saw the ghost of the little dog in one of the photographs lol

quiksilver says:
2/12/2013 6:00:04 PM

this is awesome i'm going to have to take a look at this. I've hiked all over the place on this mountain, really wish I would have found it myself, but, you can't win 'em all i guess.

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