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Greg Barnes

climber
Topic Author's Original Post - Dec 19, 2012 - 01:30am PT
Just ran across this article:

http://www.sfgate.com/news/article/Search-on-for-plane-that-disappeared-over-Yosemite-4129656.php

"The plane went off the radar as it flew over the North Dome area of the park, and the nearest road is closed for the season, adding another challenge to the search."
WBraun

climber
Dec 19, 2012 - 01:41am PT
Air search will start tomorrow morning with 2 helicopters one from CHP and the other I don't know who it is yet.

It was snowing off and on all day so air ops was grounded today.

Both ships arrived late afternoon today.

The rangers trained with the direction finders today for tomorrows search.

Stay tuned .... :-)

T H

Boulder climber
bouldering
Dec 19, 2012 - 01:48am PT
Deja vu all over again. Miracles do happen.
squishy

Mountain climber
Dec 19, 2012 - 04:48am PT
chainsaw, scuba gear, 100L packs, snowshoes...am I missing anything?
neebee

Social climber
calif/texas
Dec 19, 2012 - 05:19am PT
hey there say, all...

i am up, doing a project... just saw this...

will sure be praying...
for all concerned, meaning rescuers as well... and loved one of all
these folks...

god blesss...
thanks for sharing..
rottingjohnny

Sport climber
mammoth lakes ca
Dec 19, 2012 - 07:48am PT
Squishy....Are you missing anything....? A second novel soaked in aviation fuel...RJ
Ron Anderson

Trad climber
Soon to be Nipple suckling Liberal
Dec 19, 2012 - 08:25am PT
prolly fairly close to the last radar contact. ELT signals can bounce around like a bb in a gold fish bowl sometimes..Ill hold hope for survivors,,,but..
zBrown

Ice climber
chingadero de chula vista
Dec 19, 2012 - 09:51am PT
Well I hope he is OK.
Forrest B.

Trad climber
Appalacia
Dec 19, 2012 - 09:57am PT
That plane was loaded with WEED!
T Hocking

Trad climber
Redding, Ca
Dec 19, 2012 - 09:59am PT
chainsaw, scuba gear, 100L packs, snowshoes...am I missing anything?
maybe a pipe and lighter.
WBraun

climber
Dec 19, 2012 - 04:44pm PT
Two CHP choppers searched all morning till 1:00 this afternoon.

Nothing so far.

In 15 minutes CHP will resume search again ......
donini

Trad climber
Ouray, Colorado
Dec 19, 2012 - 04:46pm PT
Werner, loan Gill some snowshoes and get him on the trail.
WBraun

climber
Dec 19, 2012 - 04:50pm PT
Jim, you mean "Dill" not "Gill".

There were some ground team searchers sent out late yesterday afternoon to try and pick up the emergency locator signal.

But they got nothing either.

The emergency locator transmitter only has an 8 our battery life.

So they are hosed today as far as getting a signal from the plane along with all that fresh snow from yesterday covering a white small plane.

It's now a needle in a haystack type search .....
Synchronicity

Trad climber
British Columbia, Canada
Dec 19, 2012 - 07:57pm PT
Somebody get Licky in here, I'm sure he's going to want to commence with research as soon as possible so he can get his second book out...
TWP

Trad climber
Mancos, CO
Dec 19, 2012 - 08:06pm PT
^^^^

I second the motion.
Ron Anderson

Trad climber
Soon to be Nipple suckling Liberal
Dec 19, 2012 - 08:09pm PT
Yep Werner, from the air sometimes wrecks dont resemble much and hardly noticeable. New snow, even worse.
zBrown

Ice climber
chingadero de chula vista
Dec 19, 2012 - 08:16pm PT
How long was it before they discovered the {wallet in Mammoth}? from the other crash a while back?

Steve Fossett.
Apparently about 13 months.


http://www.nytimes.com/2008/10/03/us/03fossett.html?_r=0
Vegasclimber

Trad climber
Las Vegas, NV.
Dec 19, 2012 - 08:22pm PT
That was when Steve Fossett went in, Z. It was just over a year after the crash. Side note, I used to maintain that plane years ago, and met Steve a couple times during the Earthwind Hilton project. Cool guy, shame he went in.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Steve_Fossett

Small planes are damned hard to find even when you're right on top of them sometimes.

micronut

Trad climber
Dec 19, 2012 - 08:24pm PT
Somebody's loved ones were in that plane yall. Werner, glad you guys are on it. The best in the business. Hoping for a miracle maybe. Scary terrain and weather out there right now.
healyje

Trad climber
Portland, Oregon
Dec 19, 2012 - 08:26pm PT
Up here in thick PNW forests they are sometimes never found - hoping for a better outcome in this case.
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