The infamous bus that Christopher McCandless took refuge in and eventually starved to death, entitled “Into the Wild”, published in John Krakower’s 1996 1996 book, was flown by helicopter from the Alaska desert on Thursday.
Fans of the book directed by Sean Penn and then the adaptation of the 2007 film have searched the bus for years, risking their lives to do so. The U.S. military says 15 people were rescued and two died in their truck after being called “The Magic Bus.”
The bus has become such a safety concern that the Department of Natural Resources has decided to remove it from its resting place near the Teclanica River in Alaska.
“We encourage people to enjoy the wilderness of Alaska safely, and we understand that this is the popular idea that this bus contained,” Kari A. Fag, commissioner of the Alaska Department of Natural Resources, told the Army. “However, it was an abandoned and degraded vehicle that required dangerous and costly rescue efforts, but more importantly, some spectators had to spend their lives. I am glad that we have found a safe, dignified and economical solution to this situation. “
The bus was driven by a CH47-Chinook helicopter and was placed in a safe place. Inside the car, the plane has received a suitcase that they will send to McCandless’s family. Discussions are being held to show the bus in a safe place for the public to enjoy.
While writing “Int the the Wild” in 1993, Krakower himself boarded the bus, telling the Washington Post that he was “gobsmacked” to find out about the removal of the bus. During his visit on the bus, Krakower said he found it invisible because a lot of McCandless things were still inside.
His followers were not as respectable as Krakower said the bus had since been vandalized and various parts stolen.
“This place has been desecrated and is now extinct,” Cranker told the Washington Post. “But really sad people die by fooling stuff ying”
Krakow also confirmed that he felt some responsibility for those who tried to find the bus, even those who faced extreme danger while doing so.
“I hope the bus could have stayed the way it was,” Krakower said. “But I wrote the book that ruined it.”
See bus removal below.