Charleston, WV Turboprop Plane Crashes Short of Runway, Aug 1968

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LIST OF VICTIMS.
Winston-Salem, N. C. (UPI) -- Piedmont Airlines general offices released a partial list of victims Saturday in the Charleston, W. Va., crash of a Piedmont Airliner that killed 32 of 37 persons on board.
The list:
STEPHEN WAYNE MINES, White Sulphur Springs, W. Va.
W. C. ANDREW, Roanoke, Va., boarded at Cincinnati, Ohio.
MRS. EDWIN CHAMBLIN, Cincinnati, boarded at Cincinnati.
C. L. DOBSON, Camden-on-Gauley, W. Va., of U. S. Navy, boarded at Cincinnati.
R. E. DOYLE, Ft. Wayne, Ind., boarded at Cincinnati.
Sister ECCLES, Nazareth, Ky., boarded at Louisville, Ky.
J. M. IZZO, Charleston, W. Va., boarded at Cincinnati.
N. J. KLEIN, Louisville, Ky., boarded at Louisville.
H. PHAROW, Cincinnati, boarded at Cincinnati.
MARY GIBSON, Richmond, Va., boarded at Cincinnati.
DIANNE PFIRRMANS, Cincinnati, boarded at Cincinnati.
GLENN S. SHEETS, Salem, Va., boarded at Cincinnati.
CARLA TRENTMAN, Covington, Ky., boarded at Cincinnati.
DENZIL WARNER, Parkersburg, W. Va., boarded at Louisville.
MRS. F. WHEELER, address unknown, boarded at Cincinnati.
MRS. T. F. WIDMER, Cincinnati, boarded at Cincinnati.
Master KEITH WIDMER, Cincinnati, boarded at Cincinnati.
MISS DIANNE WIDMER, Cincinnati, boarded at Cincinnati.
Capt. GENE ARLEN SUGG, 40, Winston-Salem, the pilot.
First Officer FRANK MESSICK, 34, Winston-Salem.
Stewardess ANNA PEARL STEWARD, 20, Cookeville, Tenn.
BARBARA SWIGGETT, 10, Hampton, Va., boarded at Cincinnati.
SHARON SEARP, Covington, Ky., boarded at Cincinnati for Norfolk.
MRS. L. DEER, Louisville, bound for Newport News, Va.
MRS. CAROL DEER, Louisville, bound for Newport News, Va.
MISS KIMMIE DEER, 6, Louisville, bound for Newport News, Va.
SHEILA HELLER, Indianola, Ind., boarded at Cincinnati for Roanoke.
R. BREWER, U. S. Army, Springfield, Tenn., boarded at Louisville.
MARK E. DICKINSON, U. S. Army, address unknown, boarded at Louisville.
THOMAS R. GULLION, U. S. Army, Roanoke, Va., boarded at Louisville.
FLOYD PATTERSON, address unknown, boarded at Cincinnati.
SURVIVORS
Charleston (UPI) -- Four of five survivors of a crash of a Piedmont Airlines F-227 turboprop which killed 32 persons Saturday were in critical condition.
The most critical was JUDY BENHASE, 20, of Cincinnati, whose legs were amputated. She also suffered internal injuries and fractures of both arms, officials of Charleston Memorial Hospital said.
Also in critical condition at the same hospital was TOM VOLGNIER, Cincinnati, with internal injuries.
DARRELL TRIPLETT, 30, a serviceman stationed at Ft. Knox, Ky., whose home is in Branchland, W. Va., was in critical condition at Charleston Memorial Hospital with chest, head and leg injuries.
At the same hospital an unidentified woman was listed as critical with burns, compound fractures of both legs and internal injuries.
BARBARA SCHILLER, 19, Cincinnati, was listed in satisfactory condition at Charleston Memorial Hospital with a fractured ankle and multiple contusions.

Post Herald and Register Beckley West Virginia 1968-08-11

Comments

Stephen W Mines

A very special friend of mine died on this crash. Would love to hear from any survivors. It haunts me.

Charleston, WV Turboprop Plane Crashes Short of Runway, Aug 1968

Hello,

I was very young when this happened and I don't know if it has been corrected but Sheila Heller was from Indianola, IA not Indiana.

Thank you,
Lori Godlove Frazier