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Other Evidence

 

This page contains resources to assist researchers in getting “facts” about the Northwest Flight 305 Hijacking. It will contain files and links to primary data sources. Some of the files and map images are quite large so those with dial-up have been forewarned. I have placed the file size of the larger files in brackets {like this}. [NOTE: You must have Adobe Reader to properly view The Adobe PDF maps.] There is an optional free GeoPDF Toolbar which provides more ways to interact with USGS topo maps.

 

The free GeoPDF Toolbar turns Adobe Reader into a powerful geospatial application that gives users the ability to view, manipulate and update mapping data while leveraging Adobe collaboration capabilities to share information with others in the field.

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Files

Transcript of Flight Crew Communications

This file is a transcript of communication between Northwest Flight 305 and Northwest SEA Flight Ops, SEA Approach Control, SEA Ground Control, SEA Air Route Traffic Control Center (ARTCC), Oakland ARTCC and the Reno, NV Airport Traffic Control Center (ATCT). This is an Adobe PDF File.

[Click Here]   {1,050 KBytes}

 

Transcription of Flight Crew Handwritten Notes
This file is a typed transcription of the notes taken by the Northwestern Flight 305 crew throughout the skyjacking ordeal. They have been transcribed by snowmman. There are a few areas that I don’t agree with snowmman’s interpretation, but it is a lot easier to read than the handwritten notes. If you have a different interpretation, contact me at Sluggo@N467US.com and I will evaluate your suggestions.

 

[Click Here]   {37 KBytes}

FizzyCalc

FizzyCalc is a Windows application that allows simple conversion of coordinates to various formats. It takes coordinate strings in a variety of formats and generates copy-and-paste versions of those coordinates in a variety of other formats. FizzyCalc also does high-accuracy distance calculations and projections using the Vincenty method for calculating distances on an ellipsoid. These calculations are much better than you can obtain from your GPS unit or most other software out there.

 

Installation:

Installation is simple. Just download FizzyCalc.exe, and put it in a folder. No installation program is required.

 

Using FizzyCalc:

To run FizzyCalc, just double-click on the .exe file.

 

[Click Here]  {206 Kbytes Application} (Link opens a web page.)

 

Crew Communication Notes Received 06/20/2008

This file consists of additional notes taken by Northwest Airlines, the FBI, and FAA throughout the skyjacking ordeal, including the outcome of a conference call while the plane was in flight. Some of the pages were included in the Transcript of Flight Crew Communications. This is an Adobe PDF File.

 

[Click Here]    {418 KBytes}

 

 

 

 

Links

AirNav.com

This site has information about airports, navaids, airspace fixes, aviation fuel, a pilot shop, and an online flight planner.

[Click Here]  

 

SkyVector.com

Online aeronautical charts. Almost ever kind of chart: Enroute High, Enroute Low, Fly-Thru, TACs, and Sectionals. It also shows METAR data (aviation weather) and includes an on-line flight planner.

[Click Here]      

 

USGS Washington Water Science Center of the United States Geological Survey

This is your direct link to all kinds of water resource information. Here you'll find information on Washington's rivers and streams. You'll also find information about ground water, water quality, and many other topics. The USGS operates the most extensive satellite network of stream-gaging stations in the state, many of which form the backbone of flood-warning systems.

[Click Here]

 

boeing-727.com

This is the site to go to for info on the Boeing 727. It is run by a 727 Jockey (Benson) who knows and loves the Bird. You will find information on: Airframe, engines, systems, revisions, fuel & fluids, and just about anything else you want to know.

[Click Here]

 

E6B Emulator

This site has a web version of a pilot’s E6B Calculator. Use it to calculate: Wind Speed, Wind Direction, Heading, Ground Speed, and Wind Correction Angle. It also does: Magnetic Variation, Density Altitude, Fahrenheit to Celsius, Wind Chill, and all other functions of a normal E6B.

[Click Here]

ChartKit

Maptech’s site for downloadable charts and maps. It has Marine and aviation charts and topographic maps. Other products for mapping GPS receivers are also available.

[Click Here]

If you need a map and can’t find it here, or if you need a “special map,” e-Mail Sluggo at Sluggo@N467US.com to get it loaded to this site or e-mailed to you.

Map Images

Woodland Quadrangle North

This is a JPEG of the North Half of the Woodland, WA quadrangle 7½ min. USGS Topographic Map.

[Click Here]   {1,929 KBytes}

Woodland Quadrangle South

This is a JPEG of the South Half of the Woodland, WA quadrangle 7½ min. USGS Topographic Map.

[Click Here]   {1,958 KBytes}

Ariel Quadrangle North

This is a JPEG of the North Half of the Ariel, WA quadrangle 7½ min. USGS Topographic Map.

[Click Here]   {1,867 KBytes}

Ariel Quadrangle South

This is a JPEG of the South Half of the Ariel, WA quadrangle 7½ min. USGS Topographic Map.

[Click Here]   {1,741 KBytes}

Hot Zone North

This is a JPEG of the North Half of the 1972 FBI Search Area composed of Seamless  7½ min. USGS Topographic Maps (The Woodland and Ariel, WA quadrangles).

[Click Here]   {2,698 KBytes}

Hot Zone South

This is a JPEG of the South Half of the 1972 FBI Search Area composed of Seamless  7½ min. USGS Topographic Maps (The Woodland and Ariel, WA quadrangles).

[Click Here]   {2,629 KBytes}

 

Seattle Sectional North

This is a JPEG of an aeronautical chart. It is the North side of the Seattle Sectional (Publication Date: June 5, 2008). Not for navigational use.

[Click Here]   {NOTE: This is a very large file.}  {18,356 KBytes}

 

Seattle Sectional South

This is a JPEG of an aeronautical chart. It is the South side of the Seattle Sectional (Publication Date: June 5, 2008). Not for navigational use.

 

[Click Here]   {NOTE: This is a very large file.}  {17,998 KBytes}

Seattle Sectional (Portland, OR (PDX) Area

This is a JPEG of an aeronautical chart. It is a portion of the Seattle Sectional covering the area around Portland, Oregon. Not for navigational use.

[Click Here]   {1,904 KBytes}

Portland, OR (PDX) Class C Airspace

This is a JPEG of an aeronautical chart. It is the Portland (PDX) Class C Airspace inset off of the Seattle Sectional. Not for navigational use.

[Click Here]   {378 KBytes}

Battle Ground Quadrangle

This is an Adobe PDF of the Battle Ground, WA quadrangle 7½ min. USGS Topographic Map. [NOTE: You must have Adobe Reader to properly view these maps.]

[Click Here]   {4,496 KBytes}

Camas Quadrangle

This is an Adobe PDF of the Camas, WA quadrangle 7½ min. USGS Topographic Map. [NOTE: You must have Adobe Reader to properly view these maps.]

[Click Here]   {6,452 KBytes}

Lacamas Creek Quadrangle

This is an Adobe PDF of Lacamas Creek, WA quadrangle 7½ min. USGS Topographic Map. [NOTE: You must have Adobe Reader to properly view these maps.]

[Click Here]   {4,223 KBytes}

Orchards Quadrangle

This is an Adobe PDF of the Orchards, WA quadrangle 7½ min. USGS Topographic Map. [NOTE: You must have Adobe Reader to properly view these maps.]

[Click Here]   {5,405 KBytes}

Washougal Quadrangle

This is an Adobe PDF of the Washougal, WA quadrangle 7½ min. USGS Topographic Map. [NOTE: You must have Adobe Reader to properly view these maps.]

[Click Here]   {5,717 KBytes}

Yacolt Quadrangle

This is an Adobe PDF of the Yacolt, WA quadrangle 7½ min. USGS Topographic Map. [NOTE: You must have Adobe Reader to properly view these maps.]

[Click Here]   {5,138 KBytes}

 

Vancouver, WA Quadrangle

This is an Adobe PDF of the Vancouver, WA quadrangle 7½ min. USGS Topographic Map. [NOTE: You must have Adobe Reader to properly view these maps.]

[Click Here]   {6,687 KBytes}

 

Ridgefield, WA Quadrangle

This is an Adobe PDF of the Ridgefield, WA quadrangle 7½ min. USGS Topographic Map[NOTE: You must have Adobe Reader to properly view these maps.]

[Click Here]   {5,289 KBytes}

 

Woodland, WA Quadrangle

This is an Adobe PDF of the Woodland, WA quadrangle 7½ min. USGS Topographic Map. [NOTE: You must have Adobe Reader to properly view these maps.]

[Click Here]   {5,933 KBytes}

 

Ariel, WA Quadrangle

This is an Adobe PDF of the Ariel, WA quadrangle 7½ min. USGS Topographic Map[NOTE: You must have Adobe Reader to properly view these maps.]

[Click Here]   {5,621 KBytes}

 

Amboy, WA Quadrangle

This is an Adobe PDF of the Amboy, WA quadrangle 7½ min. USGS Topographic Map. [NOTE: You must have Adobe Reader to properly view these maps.]

[Click Here]   {5,714 KBytes}

 

Kalama, WA Quadrangle

This is an Adobe PDF of the Kalama, WA quadrangle 7½ min. USGS Topographic Map. [NOTE: You must have Adobe Reader to properly view these maps.]

[Click Here]   {6,136 KBytes}

 

Woolford Creek, WA Quadrangle

This is an Adobe PDF of the Woolford Creek, WA quadrangle 7½ min. USGS Topographic Map. [NOTE: You must have Adobe Reader to properly view these maps.]

[Click Here]   {5,253 KBytes}

 

George's Peak, WA Quadrangle

This is an Adobe PDF of the Georges Peak, WA quadrangle 7½ min. USGS Topographic Map[NOTE: You must have Adobe Reader to properly view these maps.]

[Click Here]   {5,487 KBytes}

 

Lakeview Peak, WA Quadrangle

This is an Adobe PDF of the Lakeview Peak, WA quadrangle 7½ min. USGS Topographic Map. [NOTE: You must have Adobe Reader to properly view these maps.]

[Click Here]   {5,672 KBytes}

 

Cougar, Wa Quadrangle

This is an Adobe PDF of the Cougar, WA quadrangle 7½ min. USGS Topographic Map. [NOTE: You must have Adobe Reader to properly view these maps.]

[Click Here]   {5,521 KBytes}

 

Yale Dam, WA Quadrangle

This is an Adobe PDF of the Yale Dam, WA quadrangle 7½ min. USGS Topographic Map. [NOTE: You must have Adobe Reader to properly view these maps.]

[Click Here]   {4,821 KBytes}

 

Dole, WA Quadrangle

This is an Adobe PDF of the Dole, WA quadrangle 7½ min. USGS Topographic Map. [NOTE: You must have Adobe Reader to properly view these maps.]

[Click Here]   {3,839 KBytes}

 

Larch Mountain, WA Quadrangle

This is an Adobe PDF of the Larch Mountain, WA quadrangle 7½ min. USGS Topographic Map. [NOTE: You must have Adobe Reader to properly view these maps.]

[Click Here]   {4,578 KBytes}

 

Portland, OR Quadrangle

This is an Adobe PDF of the Portland, OR quadrangle 7½ min. USGS Topographic Map. [NOTE: You must have Adobe Reader to properly view these maps.]

[Click Here]   {8,043 KBytes}

 

Linton, OR Quadrangle

This is an Adobe PDF of the Linton, OR quadrangle 7½ min. USGS Topographic Map. [NOTE: You must have Adobe Reader to properly view these maps.]

[Click Here]   {7,006 KBytes}

 

Sauvie Island, OR Quadrangle

This is an Adobe PDF of the Sauvie Island, OR quadrangle 7½ min. USGS Topographic Map. [NOTE: You must have Adobe Reader to properly view these maps.]

[Click Here]   {4,579 KBytes}

 

Vancouver 1-100,000 Metric.pdf

Vancouver, Washington, Oregon 1 : 250,000  NL 10-8, V502, Edition 4 Prepared by the US Army Topographic Command (KCVD) Washington, DC. Compiled in 1958 by photometric methods and from United States quadrangles, 1:24,000, 1:48,000, 1:50:000, and 1:62,500, 1939-54; NOS Charts 5092,6112, and 6115, 1953; 6112, 1952. Planimetry revised, in part, from aerial photographs taken 1954-55. Map field checked 1958. Revised in 1974 by the US Geological Survey from aerial photographs taken 1973. [NOTE: You must have Adobe Reader to properly view this map.]

[Click Here]   {9,246 KBytes}

 

Vancouver 1-100,000 Metric.jpg

This is JPEG of the Vancouver, Washington, Oregon 1 : 250,000 NL 10-8, V502, Edition 4 Prepared by the US Army Topographic Command (KCVD) Washington, DC. Compiled in 1958 by photometric methods and from United States quadrangles, 1:24,000, 1:48,000, 1:50:000, and 1:62,500, 1939-54; NOS Charts 5092,6112, and 6115, 1953; 6112, 1952. Planimetry revised, in part, from aerial photographs taken 1954-55. Map field checked 1958. Revised in 1974 by the US Geological Survey from aerial photographs taken 1973.

[Click Here]   {NOTE: This is a very large file.}  {27,518 KBytes}

 

Vancouver 1-250,000.pdf

This is an Adobe PDF of Vancouver, Washington, Oregon 1 : 100,000 scale metric

45122-E1-TM-1000

30 x 60 Minute Series (Topographic)

Compiled from USGS 1:24,000 and 1:62,500 scale topographic maps dated 1953 - 1978. Planimetry revised from aerial photographs taken 1975 and other source data. Revised information not field checked. [NOTE: You must have Adobe Reader to properly view this map.]

[Click Here]   {12,045 Kbytes}

 

Vancouver 1-250,000.jpg

This is a Vancouver, Washington, Oregon 1 : 100,000 scale metric 

45122-E1-TM-1000

30 x 60 Minute Series (Topographic)

Compiled from USGS 1:24,000 and 1:62,500 scale topographic maps dated 1953 - 1978. Planimetry revised from aerial photographs taken 1975 and other source data. Revised information not field checked.  

[Click Here]   {NOTE: This is a very large file.}  {21,109  KBytes}

 

Part of 1971 Seattle Sectional (SEA)

This is a JPEG of a portion of the 1971 Seattle Sectional Aviation Chart with the Flight 305 flight path marked from where it became visible on Radar to Centralia.

[Click Here]   {323 KBytes}

 

Part of 1971 Seattle Sectional (PDX)

This is a JPEG of a portion of the 1971 Seattle Sectional Aviation Chart with the Flight 305 flight path marked from where it became visible on Radar to just South of Portland.

[Click Here]   {424 KBytes}

 

Flight Path Points 1971 Seattle Sectional (North)

This is a JPEG of the plotted points marked on the 1971 Seattle Sectional Chart used to track Flight 305’s path on November 24, 1971. This image covers the point where they first appeared on radar at 19:54 PST to 20:06 PST.

[Click Here]   {871 KBytes}

 

Flight Path Points 1971 Seattle Sectional (Center)

This is a JPEG of the plotted points marked on the 1971 Seattle Sectional Chart used to track Flight 305’s path on November 24, 1971. This image covers the point at 20:05 PST to 20:18 PST.

[Click Here]   {850 KBytes}

 

Flight Path Points 1971 Seattle Sectional (South)

This is a JPEG of the plotted points marked on the 1971 Seattle Sectional Chart used to track Flight 305’s path on November 24, 1971. This image covers the point at 20:16 PST to 20:18 PST. The flight path continues South of Portland, OR but the FBI did not plot points for the exact location of the aircraft.

[Click Here]   {730 KBytes}

 

 

Aerial Photo Map of Tena Bar Area on August 9th 1970

This is a JPEG of the Tena Bar area in 1970.

[Click Here]   {883 KBytes}

 

Aerial Photo Map of Tena Bar Area on September 6th 1974

This is a JPEG of the Tena Bar area in 1974.

[Click Here]   {791 KBytes}

 

Aerial Photo Map of Tena Bar Area on September 29th 1979

This is a JPEG of the Tena Bar area in 1970. Note: South is “Up” on this map.

[Click Here]   {885 KBytes}

 

1954 La Center Quadrangle Area of Interest

This is a JPEG of the map the FBI used to draw the landing zone map. This map is a scale of 1:62,500 produced by the Army Corps of Engineers. As best I can tell, the 1:24,000 scale (7½ minute) USGS maps did not exist in 1971. That is why there are no modern maps with the La Center name. This map, last updated in 1954 was the current 1:62,500 scale map in 1971.

 

I cropped this area out of the map to match (closely) the area shown in the FBI map. The resolution is very poor. I obtained the map from the State of Alabama map archives and the maps are displayed under the “Mr. Sid” add-in which does not export very well. I will be working on this map to get better resolution to post in the future. I will also Photoshop the lines to agree with the FBI map.

[Click Here]   {1,097 KBytes}

 

Seattle 1965 Topo

This is a JPEG of a 1:250,000 scale topological map of the Seattle Quadrant. This map, last updated in 1965 was the current map in 1971. The three 1:250,000 Quadrant maps that cover Flight 305’s path from SEA-TAC to Portland are: Seattle, Hoquiam, and Vancouver.

[Click Here]   {NOTE: This is a very large file.}  {7,978 KBytes}

 

Hoquiam 1968 Topo

This is a JPEG of a 1:250,000 scale topological map of the Hoquiam Quadrant. This map, last updated in 1968 was the current map in 1971. The three 1:250,000 Quadrant maps that cover Flight 305’s path from SEA-TAC to Portland are: Seattle, Hoquiam, and Vancouver.

[Click Here]   {NOTE: This is a very large file.}  {8,859 KBytes}

 

Vancouver 1967 Topo

This is a JPEG of a 1:250,000 scale topological map of the Seattle Quadrant. This map, last updated in 1967 was the current map in 1971. The three 1:250,000 Quadrant maps that cover Flight 305’s path from SEA-TAC to Portland are: Seattle, Hoquiam, and Vancouver.

[Click Here]  {NOTE: This is a very large file.}  {8,330 KBytes}

 

 

L-1 Side of the United States Government Flight Information Publication “Enroute Low Altitude – U. S.”

This is a JPEG of the chart supplied to Flight 305 while on the ground at SEA. The effective date is: 11 NOV 1971 to 09 DEC 1971.

 

This chart was made possible by the hard work and generosity of Robert Nicholson. Robert is truly a “Friend-of-the-Site.”

 

The following files are mostly “Splits” of this chart to provide more manageable files for analysis. I have a Hi-Res .TIFF file of this chart which is several hundred megabytes. I will supply it if needed or I can produce higher resolution .jpg files if requested.

[Click Here]   {2,992 KBytes}

 

1971 L-1 Enroute Top

This is a JPEG of roughly the top 1/3 of the L-1 Side of the Enroute Low Altitude Chart.

[Click Here]    {941 KBytes}

 

1971 L-1 Enroute Middle

This is a JPEG of roughly the middle 1/3 of the L-1 Side of the Enroute Low Altitude Chart.

[Click Here]    {988  KBytes}

 

1971 L-1 Enroute Bottom

This is a JPEG of roughly the bottom 1/3 of the L-1 Side of the Enroute Low Altitude Chart.

[Click Here]    {685 KBytes}

 

 

1971 L- 1 Enroute Air to Ground Communications Panel

This is a JPEG of the Air to Ground Frequencies from the L-1 Chart.

[Click Here]    {490 KBytes}

 

2010 L-1 (Portland Area)

This is a JPEG of part of the 2010 L-1 Side of the Enroute Low Altitude Chart that covers the Portland area. This is handy to compare to the 1971 chart of the same area (below).

[Click Here]    {507  KBytes}

 

1971 L-1 (Portland Area)

This is a JPEG of part of the 1971 L-1 Side of the Enroute Low Altitude Chart that covers the Portland area. This is handy to compare to the 2010 chart of the same area (above).

[Click Here]    {1,590 KBytes}

 

1971 L- 2 Enroute Legend Panel

This is a JPEG of the “Legend Panel” for L-1 and L-2 side of the chart. It is located on the L-2 side of the chart. This helps interpret the symbols used at that time.

[Click Here]    {585 KBytes}

 

More Map Images coming soon.

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This page was last revised: April 20, 2010.