Reported by: Denise Rosch
MOUNT CHARLESTON (KSNV MyNews3.com) – Part of the wreckage of a 1955 plane crash that killed 14 passengers and crew members on a top secret mission during the Cold War is being used as a memorial at the Visitors Center in Kyle Canyon, now under construction.
The plane, which took off from Burbank, Calif., heading to Area 51, ran into bad weather and crashed.
Steve Ririe of the Cold War Memorial Committee says it is high time southern Nevadans got a look at the historic wreckage.
“Most of the debris is still up there,” he said. “It was not removed. We brought the propeller down about 10 years ago, and it's been waiting for this moment today.”
The memorial is surrounded by 14 stones, representing the lives lost in the crash.
Visitors will get to look at the crash site through a telescope at the Visitors Center, which is set to open to the public in May.