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The Hike To The TWA Flight 260 Crash Site Hiking Sandia Mountains - TWA Flight 2 days ago   09:48

Alexander Thickstun
In this video, I document my hike to the remains of TWA Flight 260 with Boy Scout Troop 166. You'll see how we come across a rattlesnake, almost get rained out, and eventually complete an 11 mile round trip to the crash site.

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The bodies were recovered by volunteers from the ABQ rock climbing community, there was no organized Search And Rescue at that time.
This event led to the establishment (by a subgroup of that community) of the ABQ Search And Rescue entities, in particular the ABQ Mountain Rescue Council.
This is a tricky hike to find the wreckage - at one juncture, another route is enticing, and leads to a 600-ft cliff dead end .
Numerous people have been injured climbing that, to see if they could find the wreckage up there (where, of course, it is not).

Notably, there was not GPS during most of that timeframe, it is easier to stay on track now with the devices available.

I was a stalwart SAR volunteer there 1993 - 1998, participated in many rescue (and some recovery) missions there. Ranges from 6500 - 10,678 feet altitude.
Good video. Glad you spotted that snake before it got upset.
Gamer_ 47
Is your troop (Troop 166) from Lakewood, CO?
Phil Anderson
Great job putting this together.
Whats your mix settings for the Zoom iq6?
Very well done.I've hiked that canyon a few times but never made it that far.. I'm surprised at the amount of wreckage that is still there!!
Hans Landa
Hoooooly moooooly! Plane crash, oldschool style.
Jesus Alvarez
Nice use of the interstellar soundtrack!!
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Hiking Sandia Mountains - TWA Flight The Hike To The TWA Flight 260 Crash Site 2 days ago   10:38

This video describes the route to the site where TWA flight 260 crashed on February 19th, 1955 ten minutes after leaving the Albuquerque airport and headed for Santa Fe. The crash killed all 16 people on board: 3 crew members and 13 passengers. The names of the deceased are listed on a small plaque at the crash site. The hiking route leaves from the Elena Gallegos picnic area and follows Domingo Baca Canyon, climbing approximately 2400 feet over 3.5 miles to the wreckage, making the hike 7 or 8 miles long in total depending on how much exploring you do at the site. The only tricky part about the route is a key turnoff out of the stream bed you will be following which could be easily missed. The turnoff is about 0.2 miles past an old rock walled shelter that the trail passes, where you then scramble up about a 20 foot embankment. Once you find this junction the trail is fairly easy to follow for the remaining 1.6 miles to the crash site. Here are the coordinates for the key turnoff. N 35° 10.886' W 106° 27.594'