Logo Norseman Crash Site - 4
A Third Visit to the Aircraft Wreckage,
this time with a (very) small group.
All Text & Images:
Copyright (2018)

Elaine and Jim B. accompanied me up the mountain for a 3rd visit.

We hoped to locate at least one of the few components that has a Mfg. plate that would ID the individual aircraft.
That was not to be the case, although we did find many additional interesting parts.   The absence of an engine,
port wing, landing gear, wing struts, cockpit components, etc. from the site leads us to believe that this aircraft
was salvaged at some point after the crash.   How they got those large parts off that steep location is a wonder!


Chatuge_view
View of the lake through the trees, as we climbed the mountain.


Tremella_mesenterica
Witch's Butter (Tremella mesenterica)
Elaine noticed this nice specimen of orange-yellow jelly fungi on our way to the site.



Slope_hike
Hiking up the mountain


Group_pic
At the fuselage;   this area is STEEP!


Pilot_Seat
Pilot's seat


Copilot_Seat
Co-pilot's seat


Air_filter
Air filter housing


Wing_Tip_Diag_Brace_Assy
Wing tip diagonal brace assembly


Battery
Battery innards


Aileron_Ctr_Hinge_Assy
Aileron center hinge assembly




Vert_stab

Vertical Stabilizer, with illustration from Maintenance Manual (below)


Ilustration-Vert_Stab





Instrument
Unidentified instrument - top view


Instrument
Unidentified instrument - bottom view


Oil line
Oil line


Wing_Truss_No_3
Wing Truss No. 3


Wing_Truss_No_4
Broken Wing Truss No. 5


Asstd_wing_structures
Assorted wing structure components


Fairing
Unidentified fairing


Fire_Ext_Holder
Fire extinguisher mount-bracket




Bulkhead

Lower fuselage tail sealing bulkhead


Bulkhead_pn



Seal_illustration
Illustration showing bulkhead location (22)




Tire_fragment
Tire fragment - it doesn't appear to have had much tread wear


Melted_blobs
Example of the numerous melted blobs of alloy




RH_Fuse_End_Fairing

RH fuselage end fairing, and part number (below)


Fairing





Edge_piece

Trailing edge piece (?), with another part # (below) not found in the Catalog


Edge_pn





Generator_housing
Generator housing (?)


Channel
Unidentified channel, with nutplates



The following images show the four (4) engine mount attach bolts at the front of the fuselage (in clockwise order):
Keep in mind when viewing that the plane is lying on its starboard-RH side.


engine_mount_bolt
Upper port (LH) bolt


engine_mount_bolt
Lower port (LH) bolt


engine_mount_bolt
Lower starboard (RH) bolt


engine_mount_bolt
Upper starboard (RH) bolt




Group_at_fuselage
While this angle doesn't show it as well as the earlier photo, you can get an idea of this area's steepness
by noticing that everyone is holding onto the fuselage frame to keep from sliding down the mountain!



Windshield
Windshield frame

See the Norseman History website for extensive information and history of this aircraft.

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Initial Discovery Norseman Crash - 1 Norseman Crash - 2
Norseman Crash - 3 Norseman Crash - 4



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