Hebron, OH Light Plane Crash Kills Five, Aug 1966
FIND BODIES IN WRECKAGE OF PLANE.
Hebron, Ohio (UPI) -- Five bodies were found today in the wreckage of a light plane which crashed into a wooded area about three miles northwest of this central Ohio community.
Aboard the aircraft when it took off from Mansfield Tuesday was the pilot, PAUL ROOT, Shelby, Ohio, and four employes of the Mansfield Sanitary Pottery Co. Inc.
They were identified as KENNETH EDMONDSON, 55, and ARTHUR YOUNG, 47, both of Perrysville; HENRY MOYERS, 48, Englewood; and THEODORE SMITH, 43, Loudonville.
Wreckage of the plane enroute from Mansfield to Chattanooga, Tenn., was seen about mid-morning today by a Highway Patrol helicopter.
The patrol was alerted by a farmer who said he heard a plane passing early Tuesday, noticed its engines seem to cut out and then heard a crash. He did not immediately report it.
"It looked as though they were trying to land in a corn field but overshot it and crashed into a woods just south of the field," said a spokesman at the Hebron Patrol post.
The twin-engined Cessna 310 chartered from Richland Aviation, Mansfield, took off about 6:44 a.m. EST Tuesday. ROOT had filed a flight plan that took him through Columbus to Huntington, W. Va., over Lexington and Lund, Ky., and into Chattanooga.
The plane believed to be carrying fuel for about three hours flying, was to have arrived at Chattanooga shortly before noon Tuesday.
The four pottery company employes were reportedly en route to inspect a plant site.
The Coshocton Tribune Ohio 1966-08-17