Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 09-23-2010, 03:44 PM   #1
3 Rivet Member
GreggH's Avatar
2005 31' Classic
Castalain Springs , Tennessee
Join Date: Jan 2006
Posts: 205
Missing NPS rangers in Ak


Hi all,
A lot of us have used the National Parks System and/or state parks and realize how important the rangers in those facilities are to us. They for the most part are underpaid but extremely dedicated in providing us with a safe and enjoyable visit to a park. Now we may be able to repay their dedication. While volunteering in Everglades Nat Park in '08 and '09 I got to know a young ranger very well, Mason McCleod. Last month Mason, two other young rangers, a pilot and their plane disappeared while returning to their home base in Katmai NP, AK. Please connect to the above web site and see if you could assist the parents of the missing ranger's in their request. They are not asking for money; they are asking for help in convincing the gov't in helping to continue the now called off search for the group by contacting federal reps from your local areas, web sites are provided on that web site. There are a lot of us and we all know the squeaky wheel gets the grease, so please help. After working with Mason for two years in the interp section of the Everglades, I assure you he made many visitor's experience there a worthwhile adventure, as do most of all of the rangers in the system. They are a dedicated group of people and maybe we can pay back some of their efforts by a few moments of internet time. Do something to make yourself feel good as well as assisting the families of the missing. Googling Katmai missing nps rangers and plane will give you news articles about the disappearance. There are a lot of us on this forum, let's put it to good use.

GreggH is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-23-2010, 05:33 PM   #2
Certainly Blessed
rebelstand's Avatar
1971 27' Overlander
Waiting to Escape.... , Somewhere between sanity and insanity ... on the brink of both.
Join Date: Jul 2010
Posts: 1,791
I sent one to my local congresswoman! Here's hoping good news comes soon!



Come See Minnie Mouse at the TAC Walt Disney World Fort Wilderness Rally

"Get busy livin', or get busy dyin'." - The Shawshank Redemption
rebelstand is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-29-2010, 08:48 PM   #3
3 Rivet Member
GreggH's Avatar
2005 31' Classic
Castalain Springs , Tennessee
Join Date: Jan 2006
Posts: 205
Plane debris found

First, thanks to all who took the time to respond to the missing rangers' families' request.
I just received an email from NPS stating that debris from the plane was spotted by a hellicopter pilot along the shore of an area in Katmai. The tail number was verified. NPS and military people are being sent to the area to investigate further. No reports at this time on the missing occupants. I will update if anything further is learned.
GreggH is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-29-2010, 11:14 PM   #4
Rivet Master
Commercial Member
vinstream's Avatar
1962 19' Globetrotter
1963 19' Globetrotter
1961 19' Globetrotter
Wheat Ridge , Colorado
Join Date: Dec 2007
Posts: 623
Images: 2
As a Long time fishing Guide at Crystal Creek Lodge in the heart of Bristol Bay and the Katmai national park region I know this area well and have even used Branch River Air and have flew with the very Pilot that is now lost, I can say that this year was the worst for bad weather flying. It was in everyones mind after Ted Stevens and his pilot crashed (who I also once guided) how bad the summer really was! It is sad that this loss has happened! I was in the air, less than 100 miles away, the very day in the same type of aircraft, ("beaver" float plain) that airplane went down and count my blessings that I made it home alive! The fact that this airplane has never been found up until this point shows how remote of a place this area of Alaska truly is! I truly wish the families of the lost now can find closer in one of the many tragic airplane crashes of the summer of 2010.... Peace be with them and their families!
Wheat Ridge, Colorado
WBCCI # 1962
Instagram #Vinstream
vinstream is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-30-2010, 04:09 PM   #5
4 Rivet Member
FLYNCLD's Avatar
1962 22' Flying Cloud
Bend , Oregon
Join Date: Dec 2008
Posts: 370
Blog Entries: 6

This is a heartrending story. Please let us know what you find out.
FLYNCLD is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-30-2010, 08:19 PM   #6
3 Rivet Member
GreggH's Avatar
2005 31' Classic
Castalain Springs , Tennessee
Join Date: Jan 2006
Posts: 205
Article on find

Wreckage of missing Park Service plane found on Katmai beach

The above link has a few particulars on the missing plane but no additional news since the discovery.

GreggH is offline   Reply With Quote

Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
missing ? critter All Argosy Trailers 6 07-14-2009 12:20 PM
Am I missing something? bullydogsmom Cabinets, Counter Tops & Furnishings 1 04-01-2009 06:49 PM
Missing new PM? RichardT Forum Admin, News and Member Account Info 12 08-31-2007 06:45 PM
That rivet's missing and that one will be soon. Gerald Clay Ribs, Skins & Rivets 3 08-10-2004 09:50 AM
Missing , but not gone! RivetED Our Community 2 06-07-2004 02:41 PM

Virginia Campgrounds

Reviews provided by

Our Communities

Our communities encompass many different hobbies and interests, but each one is built on friendly, intelligent membership.

» More about our Communities

Automotive Communities

Our Automotive communities encompass many different makes and models. From U.S. domestics to European Saloons.

» More about our Automotive Communities

Marine Communities

Our Marine websites focus on Cruising and Sailing Vessels, including forums and the largest cruising Wiki project on the web today.

» More about our Marine Communities

Copyright 2002-2015 Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 01:06 AM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2016, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.

Airstream is a registered trademark of Airstream Inc. All rights reserved. Airstream trademark used under license to Social Knowledge LLC.