Greencastle, MO Private Plane Crash, Mar 1966


Kirksville, Mo. (AP) -- A private, twin-engined airplane owned by Northern Natural Gas Co., Omaha, Neb., crashed 20 miles northwest of here Friday, killing four persons. Four others were injured critically.
Officers reported those killed, all of Omaha, had been identified as MRS. MARVIN BENTON, MARLAND SIMMONS, BOB MARLIN and DUANE MURPHY, co-pilot of the plane.
Those injured were identified at a Kirksville hospital as STEPHEN ALLEN HOUSE, MARVIN BENTON, GEORGE CORNELIUS and BILL WEST, the pilot, all of Omaha.
The twin-engine beechcraft, owned by Northern Natural Gas Co., of Omaha, was reported enroute from Roanoke, Va., to Omaha.
The plane crashed on a farm, about six miles northeast of Greencastle, Mo., after its engines conked out. Witnesses said when the plane came down it struck a tree and landed in a creek bed.
MURPHY was identified as the son of Bernie C. Murphy, of Austin, Minn., formerly of Lyle, Minn.

The Daily Telegram Eau Claire Wisconsin 1966-03-12