B-52 Crash Site Looted
Thieves are stealing metal from the site of a 1963 B-52 crash on Elephant Mountain near Greenville.
The crash site is listed on the Maine Historic Archaeological Sites inventory, and a memorial service is held at the site each January, and yet thieves are stealing the metal from the aircraft to resell, according to Investigator Allen Emerson of the Piscataquis County Sheriff’s Department.
The theft involving the B52 remains was discovered last weekend when visitors who walked to the site interrupted two men who were filling 5-gallon pails with metal, Emerson said. The two men fled when they realized they had company. Emerson said the men apparently ran to their pickup truck parked below the wreckage and took off. [Link]This video gives a sense of the size of the debris field.