Cloudcroft, NM Private Plane Crashes, Feb 1948
TWO FOUND DEAD IN WRECK OF PLANE.
Cloudcroft, N.M. (AP) -- State Republican Chairman GERALD D. CHAMPION and his brother-in-law, H. M. DENNEY, were found dead in the wreckage of their light plane, ending a five day search.
Searchers plowing through waist-deep snow reached the badly smashed plane shortly before noon.
It had crashed at the head of Willie White Canyon, atop a 9,000-foot peak in the Sacramento Mountains of Southern New Mexico. The bodies were close by.
The two men disappeared on a flight from Carlsbad late last Tuesday, en route back to CHAMPION'S home in Tularosa, about 20 miles northwest of here. DENNEY lived in nearby Alamogordo. Both were 45 years old.
Post Standard Syracuse New York 1948-02-09