Goodwin, AR Airliner Crash, Jan 1936
17 Are Killed in Crash Of Airliner in Arkansas
Plane Bound From New York to Los Angeles
Dives Into Swamp With 14 Passengers
After Leaving Memphis, Tenn.
GOODWIN, Ark., Jan. 14 — In
one of the worst disasters of its
kind in the history of commercial
aviation in this country, fourteen
passengers and the pilot, co-pilot
and stewardess were killed when a
twin-motored American Airlines
plane crashed into a swamp two
and a half miles northeast of this
village shortly after 8 o'clock tonight.
The cause of the crash, involving
the deaths of all aboard the plane,
was not immediately determined,
but officials at the municipal airport
at Memphis, sixty miles away,
said that they were informed that
one of the two propellers of the
ship had dropped off.
The plane hurtled into eighteen
inches of swamp water and was
badly damaged. It was believed that
the work of extricating the bodies
from the wreckage and carrying
them some distance to five waiting
ambulances would require hours.
The complete passenger list was
not immediately available. Those
known to be aboard, however, included
W. R. DYESS, WPA and FERA
Administrator for Arkansas.
Mrs. SAMUEL HOROWITZ of
Mrs. B. HOROWITZ of Boston.
SEBA HOROWITZ, 4, of Boston.
CHARLES ALTSCHUL of Glendale,
JULIUS S. COHN of Los Angeles.
JERRY MARSHALL, 40, pilot and
GLENN FREELAND, 32, relief
Miss PERLA GASPARINI, stewardess.
A man named Sam Schwartz,
whose address was not given, boarded
the plane at the Camden airport
shortly after it left New York for
Los Angeles at 12:30 P. M. today,
but whether he left the ship at
Washington or another intermediate
craft is unknown at this time.
Jan. 15, 1936 edition of The New York Times