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Long a destination for adventurers seeking to know and understand the place
where Christopher McCandless passed away as he strove to make a life for himself
in the Alaska wild, Bus 142, or the “Magic Bus” as McCandless referred to it,
has been removed from its remote resting place by Chinook helicopter.

According to a report from the New York Times, the Alaska Army National Guard
flew out in a UH-60 Blackhawk helicopter to first remove hazards and prepare the
bus for exfiltration. Then, after straps were applied, a CH-47. Chinook
helicopter was used to lift the bus out of its resting place to be transported
to a “safe location.”

The Alaska National Guard was interested in moving the bus as many travelers,
moved by Jon Krakauer’s 1996 book Into The Wild and its 2007 film adaptation,
made their own, often dangerous, journeys to the bus. A number of visitors to
the site have perished in the difficult wilderness conditions that surround the
site. CNN reports that last year, a Belarussian woman died as she tried to hike
to the bus, and a group of Italian hikers needed to be rescued on their return
from the site the February before.

Though McCandless may have made the bus famous, he isn’t actually the one that
put it there in the first place. The bus, a 1946 International Harvester which
originally belonged to the Fairbanks public transit system, had been stationed
in the wilderness to be used as a shelter for construction workers building a
road in the region. When the road was finished, the bus remained in the woods


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