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Title Photographs of light plane crash, Peaks of Otter sub-district
Title Note Powell's Gap [Powell Gap], MP 89, August 1971
Date August 1971
Description Image shows a portion of a small aircraft that has been in an accident. The aircraft is on the ground near the side of the roadway, and near the base of a tree. There are areas along the tree trunk and near the top of the tree trunk that appear to have had the bark stripped away. There are three automobiles parked near the wreckage of the aircraft, and there is a group of people standing in a circle to the side of one of the automobiles. The image was taken near Powell Gap, near milepost 89.1 in Section 1K of the Blue Ridge Parkway. Taken by Robert G. Bruce in August 1971.
Location Location Name: Powell Gap
Parkway Milepost: 89.1
Latitude: 37.4718028
Longitude: -79.6422595
Creator Individual Robert G. Bruce
Tags Aircraft accidents
Bedford County (Va.)
View of road
Credit Courtesy National Park Service, Blue Ridge Parkway