It is a C-123 Provider that crashed on approach to Duke Field. All four crew died. It was rather solemn, even all these years later, seeing the wreckage scattered all over the place. Here is what it would have looked like before the crash:
And now here is what remains today...
Keenan beside a huge piece of it in an area where the trees were cleared out a few months ago
Peeking through an opening in the body
One of the wings
The tail section
Moriah peeking out
Inside the tail section
The kids climbed all the way in!
View right to the back
So torn up
Philip and the kids under the horizontal stabilizer after finding the cache
Another view of the tail section
At the back. The vertical and horizontal stabilizers are still amazingly intact 45 years after the crash but the elevators and rudder are long gone.
Someone's been using the vertical stabilizer for target practice (pretty disrespectful)
Keenan on the horizontal stabilizer
This is so cool!
Glad I came along on this cache!
Sweet smiley boy
Taking the scenic route on the way back to the van
Prickly cactus I found
Fooling around with the camera while they found another cache =)
Running back to the van