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LOST in Hawaiian jungle

LOST in Hawaiian jungle

In 1941 this WWII bomber crashed at night in the most difficult terrain of the Big Island. The crew survived unharmed but couldn't get out- the plane balanced itself on the ravines edge! (In the meantime it slid into the gulch as shown). The rescue crew needed days to get to them. This wilderness has bottomless, overgrown holes in the ground, impenetrable jungle, no paths, sudden flash floods and the highest rainfall on the planet. Every year hikers get lost there. So this B-18 beauty seems to be there to stay, only visible by helicopter. Photo by Ryan Hoagland

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