Not a crash site, but a retired NASA chase plane. I been eyeballing this Hornet for a few years just off the 14 in Lancaster. Finally stopped to get some photos of it. The plane is a McDonnell Douglas F/A-18A, #161214, NASA #842, N842NA.
The F/A-18A mounted on a pedestal in front of the Lancaster Municipal Stadium. The stadium known as The Hangar is home to the Seattle Mariners farm team the JetHawks.
The Hornet was placed here on 3/4/97. This F/A-18A Hornet was delivered to NASA Dryden in August 1987 for use as a chase plane during research missions.
Rear view. This Hornet was originally the US Navy aircraft #161214 before going to NASA Dryden as #842 in August 1987, later becoming N842NA.
Another rear view.
Same shot with PhotoShop used to give the Hornet one last flight.
Exhaust nozzles and tailhook.
Rear side view. The aircraft was prepared and modified for display by a team from Lockheed Martin and Kay & Associates.
Bottom side view.
Closer look at the wing.
Closer look at one of the fins.
The bottom side.
Lot of interesting stuff under here.
Aircraft's number and pilots names.
Another overall view. This reminds me of the plastic model airplanes I assembled when I was a kid. They came with display stands like these.
Found a few photos from NASA Dryden of the Hornet being mounted.
Another photo from NASA Dryden of the Hornet being mounted.
NASA Dryden had a photo of #843, but not #842. NASA's paint job makes the already great looking F-18 look that much better.
Google Earth view of the baseball stadium with the F/A-18 in the lower left. The plane's shadow shows up better than the plane does.