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  1. Spent several years in Alaskan Air Command in the early 70s. The Rescue Coordination Center had a 3 x 5 card file crammed with cards. Each represented a missing aircraft that had never been found. These included an RC 135 (707), a number of large multi-engine aircraft and hundreds of light planes. When Congressman Hale Boggs disappeared in a 310 in 72 there were several thousand flying hours logged searching more than a month without a trace found. One day one of our C130s spotted a wing sticking out of a glacier on the Alaska Peninsula. (Not connected to the Boggs search.). Turned out to be an Air National Guard C118 (DC6)’that had disappeared a couple decades earlier. And there are countless tales of other such events.

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