Casey, IL Private Plane Crash, Jan 1940
FOUR DIE IN PLANE CRASH.
DETROIT FAMILY ENROUTE TO HEALTH RESORT KILLED.
Casey, Ill., Jan. 13. -- (AP) -- Four persons were killed when their small plane ploughed into a muddy cornfield and burst into flames last night.
The mangled bodies, found a hundred yards from the wreckage, indicated the victims met almost instant death.
E. A. LASHMET, deputy Cumberland county coroner, identified three of the victims as members of a Detroit, Mich., family.
MRS. MARY BOROWICZ, 37.
LEONARD BOROWICZ, 19, her son.
JOANNE BOROWICZ, 17, her daughter.
The fourth victim was WILLIAM B. MAYCOCK, 44, pilot and head of the Maycock charter service of Detroit. Airport officials at Detroit said a new plane piloted by MAYCOCK and with the BOROWICZ family as passengers took off at 9:30 last night.
Lashmet said a checkbook and letter found near the bodies bore MRS. BOROWICZ'S name. The letter indicated they were flying to Phoenix, Ariz., where the young woman was to undergo health treatments.
Several farmers heard the crash but none saw it. Searchers found a broken propellor a hundred yards from the debris and concluded the plane bounced that distance before coming to rest in flames.
The Daily Mail Hagerstown Maryland 1940-01-13