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Free Fall Travel Destinations
At some of the locations where these incidents occurred there are memorials or plaques.
Name Type Description Location
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 Pecullpa, Peru There is a memorial to the crash victims at Pecullpa 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

Send Us Your Photograph at Any of These Sites and Weíll Post It
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 (Alfred Muhler)
  • Lois Frotten's fall into Mystic Lake, Marstons Mills, Cape Cod
  • Joshua Hanson's fall from the Hyatt Regency in Minneapolis, Minnesota
  • Lynda Harding fall into Lake Elsinore (California)
  • George Bushor's fall at Pine Island Park in Manchester, New Hampshire

    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 Hansonís 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. Iím 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.



  • George Bushor, Unlucky Skydiver, Manchester, New Hampshire, USA
    In September of 1909, George Bushor, described as a one-armed aeronaut, ascended in a balloon at Pine Island Park in New Hampshire with the intention of descending by parachute. However the parachute failed to operate properly so he cut loose at about 2,000 feet and fell into a pond. The Manchester Union wrote that he "came down with lightning rapidity and created consternation among the several hundred spectators who witnessed the incident." According to the account several women fainted. Bushor was rescued by several park employees in a boat and was found to be uninjured. He made another jump later the same day.

    Here's a link to the
    transcription of the Manchester Union article describing the incident.

    Here I am in the park.

    A shot of the pond.


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