Waypoint: Ironclads

On Saturday 20171104 TAD Team members and customers rallied at our Boulder Outpost...

And embarked on a day trip off-roading in the mountains of Colorado looking for the remains of a down military aircraft from 1965. This ‘Waypoint’ event was the first of many to come.

 

 

 

 

On July 27th, 1965, two people were killed in the plane crash while flying a T-33A jet trainer. The pilot was a very experienced Air Force Major named Jay Currie. First Lieutenant Donald Darby was riding along as a technical observer. They were flying from Buckley Field to California, and Major Currie was viewing some property he owned in Colorado, flying at 13,000 feet. Cause of the crash remain unknown. The facts are that the plane was flying slowly, there were no technical issues with the plane, and neither pilot attempted to eject from plane before it crashed. Thunderstorms were reported in the area, which may have been a probable cause behind the crash. Last contact was when the pilot was instructed to fly at 17,000 feet by Air Traffic Control. 

 

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