Los Angeles, CA Private Plane Crash, July 1952
4 PERSONS KILLED IN CRASH OF PLANE IN LOS ANGELES.
Los Angeles, July 17 - (INS) - Four persons - including a newlywed couple - were killed today when a private plane crashed in a residential district, the second such tragedy in less than 24 hours.
Two homes were set on fire in the fiery crash, but none of the residents was injured.
Killed in the crash were:
DALE E. BAKER, 37, pilot of the plane, of Portland, Ore.
his bride of two months, the former MURIEL JONES, 21.
he mother, FLORENCE JOYCE JONES.
and J. F. JONES, the bride's father, of Gresham, Ore.
The plane crashed in the residential block shortly after a take-off from Hawthorne Municipal Airport on a flight to Fresno, Calif.
Eyewitnesses said that the four-seater Stinson plane flew low through the heavy overcast, appeared to develop engine trouble and then crashed into the homes with a thunderous roar.
The crash fired the homes of Mr. and Mrs. J. W. Corley and Mr. and Mrs. Samuel Caldwell.
The Corleys, with their twin daughters, were away on vacation. The Caldwells and their son, Sam, Jr., 2, and a visiting cousin, escaped uninjured. They fled in their nightclothes as the home burned.
Late yesterday a jet plane from Los Alamitos Navy Base crashed into a Santa Ana residential district, killing the pilot and seriously injuring a woman occupant in a house, MRS. HAZEL McCALLUM.
Somerset Daily American Pennsylvania 1952-07-18