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by zihuat
May 23 2007 9:03 pm
Forum: Plane Wrecks
Topic: Missing plane spotted? Need help... [ Found ]
Replies: 6
Views: 1804

No, he's not an experienced hiker, was alone, and was not equipped for rough terrain. He came down the powerline road from the Turkey Butte side in his Suzuki Samurai until he reached the gap (by the TH), then parked and walked out as far as he could on the east edge of Buck Ridge. You're correct, t...
by zihuat
May 23 2007 1:59 pm
Forum: Plane Wrecks
Topic: Missing plane spotted? Need help... [ Found ]
Replies: 6
Views: 1804

Missing plane spotted? Need help... [ Found ]

We're still looking for that Cessna 182 that went missing SW of Sedona last fall with my niece onboard (details at http://www.n2700q.com). Now that the snows are gone -- and folks are hiking again -- I'm hoping something will break. Last month I came down from Seattle and took three flights out of S...
by zihuat
Jan 10 2007 6:55 pm
Forum: Plane Wrecks
Topic: Search for missing plane -- experienced only!
Replies: 35
Views: 6710

Yeah, eerie is right. Wreckchaser is talking about checking it out. Small planes are fine if you use procedures appropriate to the terrain, altitude, and weather. It's all about judgment. As a pilot myself, with an instrument rating, I would not do some of the things I've heard N2700Q's pilot was fo...
by zihuat
Jan 09 2007 6:56 pm
Forum: Plane Wrecks
Topic: Search for missing plane -- experienced only!
Replies: 35
Views: 6710

FYI, the debris is west of the Black Mtn quarry and not part of that trash.
For a full size image of it go to:
http://www.n2700q.com/googleearth/pix/Debris.JPG
by zihuat
Jan 09 2007 12:47 pm
Forum: Plane Wrecks
Topic: Search for missing plane -- experienced only!
Replies: 35
Views: 6710

The debris is farther west of the quarry -- after the road/trail gives out -- and below the rim. Looking down (i.e., from Google Earth) the area looks like a bird's head sticking out from the NW corner of Black Mtn, overlooking Sycamore Pass. I'll have to PM you a reduced (800x600) photo of the debr...
by zihuat
Jan 08 2007 6:13 pm
Forum: Plane Wrecks
Topic: Search for missing plane -- experienced only!
Replies: 35
Views: 6710

Absolutely, we are still looking and will continue to do so for as long as it takes to bring Marcy home to her folks. We recently got an aerial photograph of what might be wreckage down in some trees in very rugged terrain. There are no known previous wrecks in this location and Civil Air Patrol did...
by zihuat
Dec 07 2006 6:17 pm
Forum: Plane Wrecks
Topic: Search for missing plane -- experienced only!
Replies: 35
Views: 6710

Yah, interesting bunch, those geocachers. I've been mining their data since the first week of the search. If you check our Google Earth searchmap (http://www.n2700q.com/googleearth -- grab the "MARSI" file) you'll see it's littered with remote geocache plots. Their GPS coords and photos are extremel...
by zihuat
Dec 06 2006 7:29 am
Forum: Plane Wrecks
Topic: Search for missing plane -- experienced only!
Replies: 35
Views: 6710

Re: Missing Cesna

In response to Vaporman's reply: Very cool. I hadn't seen those (T.Head coords) yet. That will be very useful. If there are any HAZ folks reading this who are Google Earth savvy (the applet is free), they can help by plotting their path and/or waypoints, along with the date (or ref/link to the info...
by zihuat
Dec 05 2006 11:32 pm
Forum: Plane Wrecks
Topic: Search for missing plane -- experienced only!
Replies: 35
Views: 6710

Re: Missing Cesna

In response to Vaporman's reply: Thanks Vaporman... After I posted that, I checked this site and found photos from a Clear Creek hike taken the SAME DAY the plane vanished! I sent a message asking if he saw anything; seems like a plane buzzing the canyon would have gotten his attention. Which bring...
by zihuat
Dec 05 2006 8:53 pm
Forum: Plane Wrecks
Topic: Your recent hiking logs may help us find a missing plane
Replies: 0
Views: 924

Your recent hiking logs may help us find a missing plane

Help! My niece disappeared in a small plane 9M SW of Sedona, while on a sightseeing trip on 9/24/06. Intensive air-searches have yielded no sign of the plane or its two occupants. Now we are trying to eliminate as many areas as possible. You can help by sending us details of hikes you've taken in t...
by zihuat
Dec 05 2006 7:08 pm
Forum: Plane Wrecks
Topic: Search for missing plane -- experienced only!
Replies: 35
Views: 6710

Re: Missing Cesna

Most small planes that are lost in remote areas are found in thick wooded sections that are off from trails or roads and at times not all that far.... The sad truth is that these planes can stay missing for many years. A plane of similar size went down this year on a little mountain near my home in...
by zihuat
Dec 05 2006 3:01 pm
Forum: Plane Wrecks
Topic: Search for missing plane -- experienced only!
Replies: 35
Views: 6710

[quote="Vaporman"]...I'm suprised I'm just now hearing about this. October and November would have been great months to go exploring up there. Actually I spent a whole weekend in October just hiking around up in Sedona...quote] That IS a shame. I thought we'd covered HikeAz early on in the search, a...
by zihuat
Dec 04 2006 5:51 pm
Forum: Plane Wrecks
Topic: Search for missing plane -- experienced only!
Replies: 35
Views: 6710

In response to jjr6's reply: Absolutely, jjr6. Thanks for the added info on those areas. As I run sims -- moving north from the LKP at 5,00 feet or so (lower than I would as a "conservative" pilot) the entrances to Mooney, Loy, and even Hart Well Canyons all seem like they'd be intriguing to a guy ...
by zihuat
Dec 04 2006 5:32 pm
Forum: Plane Wrecks
Topic: Search for missing plane -- experienced only!
Replies: 35
Views: 6710

In response to Vaporman's reply: Negative on the N2700Q.com forums. We've had no recent activity there, and so have been dealing directly with people who contact us through the site. (to access the forum: LOGIN: "verde" / PASSWORD: "sez") The response we're getting on this forum is very encouraging...
by zihuat
Dec 04 2006 7:28 am
Forum: Plane Wrecks
Topic: Search for missing plane -- experienced only!
Replies: 35
Views: 6710

34° 48' 7" N 111° 56' 52" W Heading approx. due north. Altitude 5,200' Descending at 500 feet per minute (normal controlled descent rate, but could not have maintained this for more than a couple minutes before leveling out because of terrain altitude at that point). I've run sims from his last know...
by zihuat
Dec 03 2006 10:09 am
Forum: Plane Wrecks
Topic: Search for missing plane -- experienced only!
Replies: 35
Views: 6710

Search for missing plane -- experienced only!

I am assisting in the search for my niece, Marcy Randolph, who disappeared in a small plane over n.central Arizona (near Sedona) on 9/24/06. Hoping to find/direct hikers willing to go into search areas where visibilty from air is hampered by treecover & terrain (like upper Sycamore Canyon, Volunteer...

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