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Cessna Caravan crashed in the Cascades-Skydivers on board

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that is simply beautiful.
thank you very much Tim.
I will hang that in my wall... so I don't need to answer all the stupid questions at my office, like: why do you jump? are you crazy? blablabla

that really made my day.
:)
thx

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For anyone who would like to donate directly to the families of the victims, here is information:

PayPal donations can be sent to [email protected] Checks can be written to "Skydive Snohomish N430A Family Fund" and sent to the DZ at: 9912 Airport Way, Snohomish 98296. They can be addressed to the name of the fund as well.
"There is only one basic human right, the right to do as you damn well please. And with it comes the only basic human duty, the duty to take the consequences." -P.J. O'Rourke

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To all of you who are friends and family of the jumpers who died, my love.

I did my 2 tandems and my first jump at Skydive Snohomish back in 2004! Walking in the first time, I was terrified! But all the great loving, welcoming people at Snohomish quickly turned me into one of their own!

I did not know any of the jumpers who died. But I myself lost my partner, my love last Dec. in Eloy. I know the loss you are feeling and I wish with all the love left in me after Cliff's death, that I could somehow ease your pain.

I will always consider Snohomish my home dz. I think about the people and place that gave birth to my skydiving self often, and my heart is with you now.

Blue skies,
Jen
"Live as if you'll die tomorrow, learn as if you'll live forever." -Gandhi

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Very nice!

If I may....

I find it comforting and I hope some of you do too.

My sister wrote this shortly after our father passed. She says this is what he said to her in her sleep:

Waste not a moment searching for my grave,
To the boundaries of earth, I will be no slave.

Instead, look up on any given day,
Along side the clouds is where I will play.

As the sun goes down and day turns to night,
Across the stars of the Milky Way, I will take flight.

My love of this sport is so strong and so pure,
And each of us knows for that there’s no cure.

I know you are sad and it does not seem fair,
But you know in your hearts, I will always be there.

The time has now come to dry all those tears,
For me I would rather, you go grab your gear.

Get on the next load, I’m waiting for you,
Come fly with me in these vast skies of blue.


Tasia Tomany (Schrimsher) 10-2000

Hope this is not out of line, just thought I would share.

J



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I am going to share an email that I have just sent out to our local skydivers and others from afar that I have email address for at the moment.

This is information for the memorial service for Michelle "mitchy-boo" Barker, please pass this along.



To all, and please pass along to those I may not have
included.............

Michelle Barker's memorial will be on Monday, October
15,2007 at 1:00 p.m. at the Cathedral of the Rockies
in Boise, ID. The church is located on the corner of
11th and Hayes near Boise High School.

No flowers please.

Any donations will be accepted at any Wells Fargo Bank
location under the Michelle Barker Fund.

Please feel free to call or email me with any
questions.

There are arrangements being made for the memorial of
all the skydivers and pilot. Until I know, for sure,
the exact time and location this is all I have at this
time. It is planned for the 27th of October.
(Saturday) It will be in Washington, but I do not know
exact location yet. If Brian, or someone else with
exact information can provide these details, that
would be helpful.

rick stewart, S&TA Star Skydiving Center
208-440-0876

"Make your plans dark and as inpenetrable as night, and when you move, fall like a thunderbolt" -Sun Tsu

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Link. Warning, that's not an easy photo to look at.



What is interesting about that photo is that it shows that the tail did not separate from the aircraft. This is actually a common mistake made by people when they see this type of accident. They assume that the rest of the aircraft must be somewhere else.
quade -
The World's Most Boring Skydiver

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Does anyone have an more (better) pictures then the one in the afore mentioned link?



I'm certain the NTSB does. I doubt most of us need to see anything further. What did you think you'd need to see that would require more detail?
quade -
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Does anyone have an more (better) pictures then the one in the afore mentioned link?



I'm certain the NTSB does. I doubt most of us need to see anything further.



I'd like to. If for no other reason then to know for myself whether this "the tail broke off before impact" is fact of fiction. However, if the tail did break off before impact (which I doubt it did... my own personal WAG) "something else" happened first... airplanes very very rarely, if ever, just "fall apart" in steady level flight... something else happens first.

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If for no other reason then to know for myself whether this "the tail broke off before impact" is fact of fiction.



As I stated earlier, the photo already does that. The tail section did not separate in flight. You are looking at, pretty much, the entire crash site. Note the location of the left wheel and the right wing.
quade -
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Link. Warning, that's not an easy photo to look at.



What is interesting about that photo is that it shows that the tail did not separate from the aircraft. This is actually a common mistake made by people when they see this type of accident. They assume that the rest of the aircraft must be somewhere else.



Except in this case, early reports were that the primary wreckage had been found and the tail had not, as opposed to the other way around.

Blues,
Dave
"I AM A PROFESSIONAL EXTREME ATHLETE!"
(drink Mountain Dew)

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Except in the this case, early reports were that the primary wreckage had been found and the tail had not, not the other way around.

Blues,
Dave



I tried to follow this story as closely as anyone could not at the site. As I recall, that very first report was actually a false sighting and it was that report that spurred speculation about the tail separating in flight as well. This photo proves the speculation was wrong.
quade -
The World's Most Boring Skydiver

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