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Nigel Mc
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posted 07-26-2013 07:37 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Nigel Mc   Click Here to Email Nigel Mc     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Does anyone know of any pictures of Gene Cernan's Bell 47 helicopter crash in January 1971?

mark plas
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posted 07-27-2013 03:01 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for mark plas   Click Here to Email mark plas     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Here is a picture post crash.

Nigel Mc
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posted 07-27-2013 05:03 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Nigel Mc   Click Here to Email Nigel Mc     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Excellent, thanks Do you know of any of the wreckage?

garymilgrom
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posted 07-27-2013 09:46 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for garymilgrom   Click Here to Email garymilgrom     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Gene describes this incident in detail in his book "Last Man on the Moon." It seems to have been more serious than he let on at the time (of course).

Nigel Mc
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posted 07-29-2013 05:11 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Nigel Mc   Click Here to Email Nigel Mc     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
After snooping a bit and some help from you guys on here. I am starting to be believe that there are no images of the crash site.

If anyone knows otherwise, please let me know.

Delta7
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posted 07-29-2013 08:04 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Delta7   Click Here to Email Delta7     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Well the crash was in a river, so there probably wasn't anything to take a picture of. Cernan describes how he came to in the water after the crash. Presumably, the helicopter sank and was later recovered...

ilbasso
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posted 07-30-2013 07:56 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for ilbasso   Click Here to Email ilbasso     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
There are some photos of other Apollo astronauts (e.g. Al Worden) standing next to Bell 47 choppers. Does anyone know if there was a particular Bell 47 assigned to the astronauts? It would be interesting to find out if the one in the Worden photo is the same as the one that Cernan later crashed.

Nigel Mc
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posted 08-04-2013 04:08 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Nigel Mc   Click Here to Email Nigel Mc     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Does any one know where to find that picture of Worden next to a Bell helicopter?

Apparently a photo exists of some of the astronauts standing next to a helicopter wreck, as a kind of send up to Gene Cernan, does any one know of this one?

heng44
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posted 08-05-2013 12:14 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for heng44   Click Here to Email heng44     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I have that Worden photo...

Blackarrow
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posted 08-05-2013 09:32 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Blackarrow     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Nigel Mc:
Apparently a photo exists of some of the astronauts standing next to a helicopter wreck, as a kind of send up to Gene Cernan, does any one know of this one?
Please tell us you're not thinking of asking Cernan to sign the picture at Autographica!

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