Plane Wrecks and Crash Sites in the Catskills
To say the Catskills are littered with plane wrecks is no exaggeration. The crash sites all date from a time when navigation technology was basic — a time that is shockingly close to us.
The largest plane wreck in the Catskills is the B-25 Bomber which crashed in 1948 on Friday Mountain.
The most intact wreck I’ve visited is the small civilian plane wreck just below the summit of Kaaterskill High Peak; that one dates from 1983.
Listed below are the hikes with crash sites I’ve been to, but there are many more: on Doubletop, Overlook, Stoppel Point, South Mountain, West Kill, Ashokan High Point, Arizona Mountain, even on Panther and Slide mountains.
Mountain wrecks are fascinating sites to visit but please remember they are sites of tragedy; do not add anything, change anything, or remove anything from these locations.