Historic Aircraft Wrecks of San Bernardino County

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Weather, darkness and twists of fate have contributed to more than three hundred airplane crashes in San Bernardino County, California. Many of these accidents occurred in the vast Mojave Desert, others on the cloud-shrouded, snow-capped mountains of the largest county in the lower forty-eight states. Searches often were labored yet fruitless, even for the privileged: Frank Sinatra's mother perished here in a downed plane. The quest for an aircraft containing $5,000 in cash has become the stuff of legend. Tales of survival in uninhabited, rugged landscapes have been especially harrowing. Join renowned aircraft-crash search specialist G. Pat Macha for dozens of sorrowful, triumphant, touching and surprising true stories of those who lived through the ordeals of plane crashes--and others who didn't.
ISBN: 9781626190122
Format: Paperback
Publisher: The History Press
State: California
Series: Disaster
Images: 79
Pages: 128
Dimensions: 6 (w) x 9 (h)
A graduate of Long Beach State College with an MA from Azuza Pacific University, G. Pat Macha taught history at Hawthorne High School for 35 years. He has authored three books on aircraft accidents in California, and is a speaker on aviation safety. Pat has been documenting California crash sites in remote locations for 50 years.
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