Tuesday, 13 October 2009

Beautiful Betsy

Today, our last full day here on holidays, was spent with Betsy! Not too far away from Mum and Dad's place (about 100ks or 2 1/2hrs as it is such a bad road and you need a 4WD!!) there is a plane wreck from 1945!

My brother had told me about this place last week, and we were very intrigued by it!

I had mentioned it to Dad and he seemed keen too, he mentioned to one of his mates and he wanted to go too! So, we headed off this morning......

This place was just AWESOME! I am so glad we went, it is worth the trip! Its not everyday that you actually seen remains from a plane crash from that long ago! There was bits from the plane scattered around everywhere. Most of this has been un-touched. You could easily spend the whole day there.

The wreckage of "Beautiful Betsy" was not discovered until 49 years later on 2 August 1994, when park ranger, Mark Roe, was checking the results of a controlled burn-off in the Kroombit Tops National Park, about 80kms from Gladstone. Standing on an escarpment, he saw something glinting in the sunlight about 800 metres north of his location. He found the wreckage of "Beautiful Betsy" which had crashed on the side of an unnamed hillside.
There were 8 men killed in the crash.......

If you would like to read about this place, click here.
Tommorow we head back home, so I shall pop back Thursday with some of my 'holiday craft'!
x Sarah

1 comment:

jeanette h said...

what a holiday you have had, what an adventure,good one you sarah,also carn't wait to see holiday craft.