Ronkonkoma, NY Private Plane Crash, Aug 1966
SIX KILLED IN CRASH OF PLANE.
Ronkonkoma, N.Y. (AP) -- An Air Force captain, his wife and four children were killed Tuesday when their small rented plane crashed only miles from where they had spent a week swimming and visiting relatives.
Authorities were investigating the possibility that lightning struck Capt. ROBERT T. SHAW'S six-seat Piper Comanche. The plane tumbled into an unopened section of the Long Island Expressway, killing the captain, 32, his wife, JOAN, 28, and their children, DEBORAH, 9, CHRISTINE, 8, JEFF, 6, and JAMES, 3.
A witness said he saw a flash of lightning, heard a thunder clap, then watched pieces of the plane fall from the sky.
The Evening Standard Uniontown Pennsylvania 1966-08-24