The Unique Hike In West Virginia That Leads You To Plane Wreckage From 1973

You never know what surprises you’ll find hiding on the trail in the Mountain State – and one of the last things you’d likely expect to find hidden on a trail near Spruce Knob is the wreckage of a small plane that crashed in the middle of the night back in October of 1973. But it’s there, and largely intact considering it has been there for the better part of half a century.

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More information on the Lumberjack Trail in the Monongahela National Forest is available from this link on alltrails.com. Do you know of other planes that have crashed in the mountains of West Virginia? We’d love to know about them.

Unfortunately, the Mountain State is no stranger to natural disasters or horrific accidents. Here are 7 Of The Worst Disasters And Accidents Ever To Happen In West Viriginia.