Lake Michigan (Chicago), IL Plane Crash In Lake, Jun 1950

FLYING FARMERS PLANE LOST, FOUR ABOARD.

Chicago, July 1 (INS) - Coast Guardsmen and Civil Aeronautics authorities searched Lake Michigan today for a flying farmer's plane believed lost with four persons aboard on a Chicago-to-Detroit flight.
CAA officials said they learned the occupants of the plane included the presidents of the National Flying Farmers organization in Pennsylvania and New York:
GERALD TYLER, 48, of New Milford, Pa.
his wife, HELEN, 46.
MR. and MRS. ADAM REEDE, of Greene, N.Y.
CAA posts in Illinois, Indiana and Michigan were ordered to be on the lookout for the light cub clipper.
The TYLERS and REEDES - in Chicago for the National Flying Farmers convention - took off from newly dedicated Merrill C. Meigs Field at 5 p.m. (CDT) yesterday and were due in Detroit at 7:30 p.m.
A patrol boat from the South Chicago Coast Guard station searched the lake 10 miles north of Gary, Ind., last night after a tourist said he saw a plane crash into the water.
Three land planes and an amphibian aided in the search.

Courier-Gazette McKinney Texas 1950-07-01