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Title Plane Crash - Rangers Mike Dillard & Fred Gibson
Date October 16, 1978
Description Photograph shows a small plane following a crash in the trees near mile post 320 in section 2K of the Blue Ridge Parkway. Taken by C. E. Westveer on October 16, 1978.
Commentary There is no mention of when the plane crashed. It could have been there for years which would speak to wilderness that the Blue Ridge Parkway went through. It could have also been recent and found quickly speaking to the accessibility now in the area.
Location Location Name: Milepost 320
Parkway Milepost: 320.0
Latitude: 35.936434
Longitude: -81.959134
Creator Individual C.E. Westveer
Tags Aircraft accidents
Credit Courtesy National Park Service, Blue Ridge Parkway