Guadalupe, CA Two Small Planes Collide, June 1966

COLLISION BLAMED IN 6 AIR DEATHS.

Guadalupe, Calif. (UPI) -- Six persons were killed Thursday in what the Federal Aviation Agency said could have been an in-flight collision of two small planes.

The six bodies recovered were known to have been aboard a single-engine Cherokee which took off from San Diego earlier in the day, but FAA officials said a wing tank was found among the debris which did not belong to the Cherokee.
The craft was bound for the Shelter Cove land development near Fort Bragg. The six aboard were employes or prospective employes of the Shelter Cove Co., the Coast Guard said.

The fishing vessel Alaska found five of the bodies and parts of the wreckage about three miles off shore from this beach community in Central California, about 180 miles north of Los Angeles.

The cutter Cape Porpoise found the sixth body.

The six victims were identified as:
RONALD L. REYNOLDS, 51, the pilot.
EMANUEL BERMAN, 56.
SAMUEL NACHSIN, 55.
ALBERT H. BRUEGGER, 50, all of San Diego.
FLOYD McKALISON, 64, Del Mar, Calif.
LEO R. DeMARS, 49, Lemon Grove, Calif.

Press-Telegram Long Beach California 1966-06-16