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At some of the locations where these incidents occurred there are memorials or plaques. |
|Ogwyn George||Wreckage Rider||Sylling, Norway||There is a plaque at the crash site and the crew members are buried in a local cemetery|
|Juliane Koepcke||Wreckage Rider||Pucallpa, Peru||There is a memorial to the crash victims at Pucallpa airport|
|Alan Magee||Free Faller||St. Nazaire, France||There is a plaque at the crash site. Also of interest are the train station where he landed and a museum with the noseart from his B-17|
|Alfred Muhler||Wreckage Rider (see the Incident Log)||Sint-Amandsberg, Belgium (suburb of Ghent)||There is a plaque at the crash site|
|Ray Noury||Unlucky Skydiver||Dubec Hill, near the villages of Pradlo and Nepomuk, Czech Republic||The monument is set to be dedicated in May of 2009. There is also a museum with some relics of the crash in nearby Blovice.|
|R.B. Reed||Wreckage Rider (see the Incident Log)||Steinegg, Italy||There is a memorial at the crash site|
|Vesna Vulovic||Wreckage Rider||Srbska Kamenice, Czech Republic||There is a memorial at the crash site|
If you visit any of these sites (or any Free Fall site, whether there is a monument or not), please take pictures and send them to us. If you like, we will post your picture on this page.
Here are some examples:
LZ37 zeppelin crash in Sint-Amandsberg, Belgium
Jim Hamilton at the site of the LZ37 zeppelin crash in Sint-Amandsberg, Belgium
Lois Frotten, Mystic Lake, Marstons Mills, Cape Cod, Massachusetts, USA
The following three pictures relate to Lois Frotten's fall into Mystic Lake. See the Unlucky Skydivers page for more details.
Jim Hamilton at Marstons Mills airport where her flight took off
Jim Hamilton near Mystic Lake
A view of Mystic Lake
Joshua Hanson, Hyatt Regency hotel, Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA
The following pictures were taken at the site of Joshua Hanson's fall from the 17th story of the Hyatt Regency hotel in Minneapolis. Search for 'Joshua Hanson' on the Home page for more details.
Jim Hamilton at the site of the fall. Hanson landed on the first floor roof near the window in the background.
View of the Hyatt Regency from the skywalk across the street.
View from the 17th floor window through which Hanson fell.
An outside view of the 25-story Hyatt Regency Minneapolis. Count down nine window panes to get to the 17th floor.
Lynda Harding, Unlucky Skydiver, Lake Elsinore, California, USA
Lynda Harding survived a fall with a failed parachute in April of 2001. I'm not sure about the exact location where this incident took place, but it did happen in Lake Elsinore. (See the Unlucky Skydivers page.) Here is a picture of the lake.
And here I am at the edge of town.
A shot of the pond.