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Old 12-19-2014, 03:21 AM   #1
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Mt superbus

Going for a look on Tuesday.7am at the caltex in beaudesert.
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Old 12-19-2014, 03:35 AM   #2
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You know it is not much riding and a lot of walking Rik?
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Old 12-19-2014, 03:41 AM   #3
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Nope, no walking. Where you with us that day a couple of years ago when it pissed down . Gonna have a look from the east and go in from the west via emu vale.
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Old 12-19-2014, 04:13 AM   #4
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No, not that day. I had a pamphlet about it a couple of years ago, if you search on here it may turn up. The deceased are buried in Lutwyche Cemetery.

But the only way to get to it according to the pamphlet was a long walk in, through private property I think.

In the Gondwana Rainforests of Australia World Heritage Area, Main Range National Park forms the western part of a semi-circle of mountains in south-east Queensland known as the scenic rim.

Mt Superbus is the tallest, if slightly unspectacular mountain in southern Queensland. This walk climbs from Emu Creek up to the crash site of Lincoln Bomber that was on a medical mercy flight in 1955. Suitable for fit, experienced bushwalkers only.

Chase up Phil Fong who is now in SA, pretty sure he has visited the site.

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A VISIT TO THE CRASH SITE ON SATURDAY 1 JUNE 2002

I visited the crash site which is about 80 meters below the top of Mount Superbus on Saturday 1 June 2002, with a party of eleven people led by Andrew Owen. We parked our 4WD vehicles at Cryptocarya camping area before our long, arduous and very steep journey to the crash site. It was a 10.6kms round journey from the Cryptocarya camping area.

After a long walk we spotted the first engine from the Lincoln bomber off the right hand side of the track in a gully. At this point we did a left hand turn and started to head up the steep section of the mountain along a creek bed. About half way up the steep creek bed we came across the second remaining engine from the Lincoln bomber wedged against a large rock. The other two engines have been removed from the mountain.

The climb to the main wreckage area becomes steeper after leaving the second engine. Very steep in fact. There are still significant sections of the Lincoln bomber at the crash site. There is a small memorial plaque cemented into a rock just below the track adjacent to the large section of the fuselage.

Unfortunately some idiots have placed graffiti or carved their names into the coloured RAAF roundel on the side of the fuselage. Some even bigger idiots have cut small sections of the coloured aluminium from the area of the large RAAF Roundel on the side of the fuselage using tin snips.

Have a good read here too, describes the walk etc very well.

http://www.adf-serials.com.au/research/Mercy-Flight.pdf
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Old 12-20-2014, 05:02 AM   #5
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No, I didn't get to the crash site but just reconned the access areas around below.

Pretty sure Hodgo was with us that day.
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Old 12-20-2014, 04:27 PM   #6
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You know it is not much riding and a lot of walking Rik?

Hopefully we'll be doing a lot of riding and no walking Cruz, should I put the swag on?
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Old 12-20-2014, 06:26 PM   #7
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My late brother Nev was in the RAAF at the time involved in the recovery of the bodies. A dreadful sight he told me.

http://www.ozatwar.com/ozcrashes/superbus.htm
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Old 12-20-2014, 06:58 PM   #8
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Hopefully we'll be doing a lot of riding and no walking Cruz, should I put the swag on?
Hiking boots, water and food.

Maybe a stretcher for someone too?
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Old 12-21-2014, 04:00 AM   #9
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Thanks for that cruz. Not a bad read. Bit of a personal perspective sure does humanize "The plane wreck".
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Old 12-21-2014, 07:42 AM   #10
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Take some pics if you find it.
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Old 12-21-2014, 12:44 PM   #11
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Hopefully we'll be doing a lot of riding and no walking Cruz, should I put the swag on?
if your riding xrs, theres a better than average chance someone will be walking
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Old 12-21-2014, 10:57 PM   #12
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does spicers gap rd exist?
do they still sell fuel at tregony
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Old 12-21-2014, 11:07 PM   #13
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Spicers Gap Rd exists but its closed and should be a locked gate. It exits the Hwy south of the servo around the first bend on the same side.
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Old 12-21-2014, 11:21 PM   #14
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does spicers gap rd exist?
do they still sell fuel at tregony
Spicers Gap Rd is closed in the middle, National Park.

Fuel is available at Tregony, Pacific Petroleum on the left about 2 km past the top of Cunninghams Gap.
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Old 12-22-2014, 12:20 AM   #15
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I didnt think you could get anywhere near that site with a bike, up to 10km walk, but when your a young fellow like I was steps were a little shorter so I don't really know how far it was when I walked it with my sister and brother in law

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Googled it, maybe there is other ways

http://www.meetup.com/Hiking-etc-SE-...ents/80592072/
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