Allenspark T-33

Name Allenspark T-33
CAP data 4009N 10531W 1963,UNK,UNK,JET TRAINER/BURNED/MARKED,12.5
GPS coords N 40d 09min 30.9sec    W105d 30min 22.3sec on 9200' contour.
GPS decimal 40.15858  105.50619
UTM 13T 0456891, 4445271
Datum used NAD 27
County Boulder, Near Allenspark, CO.

Pima Museum's T-33
Pima Air Museum's T-33

Photo by John Sepp. Courtesy of the Pima Air and Space Museum

fuselage section under trees
Fuselage remains amongst other things.

map to T-33

The wreck cause: Uncertain. Flying low and slow near thunderstorm to look over newly purchased land . Both occupants killed.

Casualties: USAF Major Jay. E. Currie

                     USAF 1st Lt  Donald Darby

Site Description:. . Directly west on east facing ridge face from stacks of rocks on flat at 9000' level. Between rock slab vert faces at top of aspen grove. 1/2 wing, exhaust casing, gear struts remain. In the trees a bit below is the tail assembly. Further below is the aircraft radio and a segment of the nose cap. Perhaps other parts are in the area. Red painted X on panels is the Civil Air Patrol marking for a known wreck. Site is fairly close to civilization and makes a nice daytrip.

Best route to visit begins by finding the Bunce School Rd. where it meets CO 72. Coords are: 40 deg 10 23.3" N 105 deg 28 05.0". The road is an easy 4WD trail for about 3 miles. Turn up the sidetrail containing these coordinates: 40deg 08 20.7"N 105deg 30 20.5". You should park your 4WD and walk the rest of the way unless you have an especially durable vehicle. Bunce School Road continues on south and comes out at the NFS campground named Camp Dick but the road turns very, very rough south of these parking coordinates. This implies that even though the distance appears shorter, I do not recommend trying to drive the 4WD trail from Camp Dick.

Park here 40deg 08min 18.3sec, 105d 30m 24.6s
40 08 20.6, 105 30 20.1
40 08 31.7, 105 30 25.0
40 08 42.1, 105 30 12.8
40 08 54.5, 105 30 07.9
40 08 55.1, 105 30 08.6
40 08 56.2, 105 30 19.8
40 09 03.0, 105 30 22.6
40 09 11.8, 105 30 31.7
40 09 23.1, 105 30 28.6
Site 40 09 30.9, 105 30 22.3

Trips to find the  T-33  and pictures (4 pictures)

Additional new links as of 8/7/2017-  http://www.tflcar.com/2015/10/off-road-america-the-road-less-traveled-in-search-of-a-jet-plane-crash-video/

and  http://www.jkowners.com/forum/trail-trip-reports/2675-t-33a-plane-crash-trail.html


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Last Modified: 8/7/2017