Photographs of Fokker taken December 1987

The following photographs were taken by Peter Cleary during an expedition to the Rockefeller Mountains during December 1987. All photographs are copyright of Peter Cleary.


Taken in 1987, this photograph shows the Fokker aircraft upside-down on Lake Aquamarine. In the foreground can be seen the cockpit area. Window frames, trim wheel, rudder pedals and part of the instrument panel are visible. The plywood wing, which is one piece, is seen immediately behind the cockpit. The aircraft's engine was removed on Byrd's second expedition.


Although this photograph was taken 59 years after the aircraft was wrecked, some fabric has survived on the starboard elevator. Note the aircraft's skid and wire bracing still intact



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