Pasadena, CA Plane Crashes Into House, Apr 1950

Plane Crashes Into House As Pilot, Wife Die

PASADENA, Calif., April 29. (AP) - A private plane crashed into a 25-room house in the Linda Vista district of Pasadena Friday and exploded killing the pilot and his wife and causing $25,000 damages to the residence.

Killed in the accident were O. N. Lowry, 41, North American Aircraft Assembly Plant foreman, and Eleanor Lowry, 38, of Downey. They had taken off shortly before from the east Los Angeles airport for Oroville, Calif., for a visit with Mrs. Lowry's parents.

Lowry apparently tried to land on a nearby golf course. The plane struck the roof of the $200,000 home of Willard Allen, Altadena sanitarium operator.

No one in the house was hurt.

The Big Spring Daily Herald, Big Spring, TX 30 Apr 1950