Santa Rita Mountains, AZ Private Plane Crash, July 1947

TWO FLIERS KILLED IN ARIZONA HILLS.

Tucson, Ariz., July 4. (UP) - Two Tucson men were killed today in a crash of a light plane in the Santa Rita mountains near here, the Pima County sheriff's office reported.
The pilot, CHARLES CULVER, 24, was killed outright. A passenger, DONALD L. HITCH, 29, died on the way to the hospital. Cause of the accident was not determined, the sheriff's office said.
CULVER was the son of Mr. and Mrs. C. E. Culver. HITCH, a soil specialist at the University of Arizona, is survived by his widow, Ina.
The plane was rented from a local flying school.

Nevada State Journal Reno 1947-07-05