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A vertibird. Interesting. It's been a long time since I've seen one of these.Arcade Gannon

The crashed vertibird is the wreckage of an Enclave vertibird, located east of the old nuclear test site and south of Matthews Animal Husbandry Farm in the Mojave Wasteland in 2281.


A vertibird with serial number VEM-105 2193 rests at the bottom of a large crater. Hostile hardened sentry bots and/or hardened Mister Gutsies are nearby. Feral ghouls may also roam on the outskirts. A few skeletons and the Tesla-Beaton prototype are near the wreckage.

Notable loot

Related quest


  • Visiting this site with Arcade Gannon in tow will trigger a recollection that is required to initiate the companion quest For Auld Lang Syne.
  • The identification numbers on the vertibird, VEM-105 2193, are the same as those on the vertibird inside the Remnants bunker.


The crashed vertibird appears only in Fallout: New Vegas.

Behind the scenes

  • This location, along with the hostile robots encountered upon its discovery, pays homage to the crashed vertibird found in Klamath Canyon in Fallout 2. Daisy Whitman in Novac mentions that the vertibird suffered from a rotor malfunction over Klamath.
  • A deceased character named "Vertibird pilot" is included in the resources for Fallout: New Vegas, but was not used in the game's final release. This character was presumably meant to be placed at the crash site at some point during development. Among the dead pilot's inventory is a red sector key card, a further reference to the Klamath Canyon site, more specifically to the yellow reactor keycard found on one of the deceased pilots found in that location.