Casey, IL Private Plane Crash, Jan 1940

FOUR DIE IN PLANE CRASH.

DETROIT FAMILY ENROUTE TO HEALTH RESORT KILLED.

Casey, Ill., Jan. 13. -- (AP) -- Four persons were killed when their small plane ploughed into a muddy cornfield and burst into flames last night.
The mangled bodies, found a hundred yards from the wreckage, indicated the victims met almost instant death.
E. A. LASHMET, deputy Cumberland county coroner, identified three of the victims as members of a Detroit, Mich., family.
They were:
MRS. MARY BOROWICZ, 37.
LEONARD BOROWICZ, 19, her son.
JOANNE BOROWICZ, 17, her daughter.
The fourth victim was WILLIAM B. MAYCOCK, 44, pilot and head of the Maycock charter service of Detroit. Airport officials at Detroit said a new plane piloted by MAYCOCK and with the BOROWICZ family as passengers took off at 9:30 last night.
Lashmet said a checkbook and letter found near the bodies bore MRS. BOROWICZ'S name. The letter indicated they were flying to Phoenix, Ariz., where the young woman was to undergo health treatments.
Several farmers heard the crash but none saw it. Searchers found a broken propellor a hundred yards from the debris and concluded the plane bounced that distance before coming to rest in flames.

The Daily Mail Hagerstown Maryland 1940-01-13

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Roland I am a distant cousin

Roland I am a distant cousin of yours Uncle Will and my great grandpa Sherman were brothers

Thank you for this information.

Dear Stu,

Thank you for this information. These people would have been distant cousins of my family. I remember my parents talking about this tragic incident when I was a yound child, and I had always wondered who these relatives were. As I have just been doing genealogical research over the past couple years, this now makes a lot of sense to me.

Thanks again.

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Shirley,

My Grandfather was the pilot of this plane. I may have some more info on this crash if you are looking.
I have some press clippings from that time.

you are very welcome

Shirley
You are very welcome. It is very rewarding to me when I recieve a comment like yours.
thank you very much
Stu

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Thanks Stu. I have been looking for this information for years - this was my Grandmother, Uncle and Aunt.