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Re: How Nashville has changed since Jim Reeves' day
Gary: At the time of the accident I was based in Washington DC with EAL and in Nashville to visit my retired father. As soon as the dust settled I returned to DCA since I was still in my first year as an EAL pilot. So I missed the immediate investigation of the accident. There is misdirection and rumors associated with any aviatiion mishap. It was not until 40+ years later when Larry and I got together, we realized the accident records had vanished and the incident 'swept under the rug' that it became apparent this misdirection was deliberate. As I posted yesterday something had to be considered extremely important to misdirect searchers from possibly injured survivors needing medical attention. I strongly suggest you get a copy of Larry's book which has details available nowhere else. Also read his post yesterday and the questions he raises. Yes, we are still looking for answers, if and when found will probably show up in the Forum.
You posted the other day thanking Larry for editing the video, believe me you were correct, When we were taken to the scene after landing by Frank Knapp, ( Airport Manager and himself an aviation pioneer flying mail flights and weather flights,) two guys with me were former "Blue Boys" and we all wished we were somewhere else, The victims had been guys that were highly respected friends we had traveled with, guys we knew very well. Believe me, it HURT!
Again, Gary, read Larry's book it will answer many questions!
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