Los Angeles, CA Singer Killed In Plane Crash, Oct 1949
BUDDY CLARK, CROONER, KILLED IN PLANE CRASH.
Hollywood - UP - Crooner BUDDY CLARK, 38, was a last minute hitch-hiker on the small plane that carried him to his death when it crashed in a Los Angeles street, a companion said today.
CLARK was killed and five others were injured when the plane ran out of gas and crashed as they returned Saturday night from the Michigan-Stanford football game at Palo Alto.
James N. Peyton, regional chief for the Civil Aeronautics Board, refused to say whether the plane was overloaded but said that
"normally" five passengers was considered capacity for the twin-engine Cessna.
Newscaster SAM HAYES, who was injured only slightly, said CLARK joined the party at the last minute.
"We had already chartered the plane," HAYES explained. "We told CLARK about it, and he asked if he could go along."
"I found out we had an extra game ticket - so we took him."
The injured included: HAYES, 44; his wife, SALLY, 28; JENNINGS PIERCE, 52, western division head of station relations for the National Broadcasting Co.; FRANK BEREND, NBC western division sales manager, and the pilot, JAMES HAYTER, 27.
All are expected to recover.
The plane was out of gas when it cracked up.
News Herald Franklin Pennsylvania 1949-10-03