Clanton, AL Private Plane Crash, July 1959
4 PERSONS DIE IN PLANE CRASH.
Clanton, Ala. (AP) - Four persons were killed when a private plane crashed near Clanton Saturday.
The dead were:
L. F. WILDER, SR., a Birmingham contractor.
his son, L. F. WILDER, JR.
LESTER WILDER, a brother of the contractor.
and the pilot, 26-year-old LEO C. BRIDGES.
WILDER'S plane, a four-passenger Bonanza, left Birmingham Saturday morning for Panama City, Fla., and was to have returned later in the day.
The plane crashed in a heavily wooded area.
The cause of the crash was not determined.
Members of the BRIDGES family said the group had flown to Panama City for a business meeting.
Sunday Gazette Mail Charleston West Virginia 1959-07-19