St. Louis, MO Private Plane Crash, Apr 1950

3 Tyler Men Safe After Plane Crash

ST. LOUIS, Mo., April 5.--(AP)--Three Tyler, Tex., men escaped injury yesterday when their small plane crashed here during a take-off and burst into flames.

They were W. J. Smith, pilot; Mike H. McMurray, president of the McMurry Refining Co., and C. M. Bryson, head of the refinery's crude oil division.

The party was taking off from the Lambert-St. Louis Airport for Tyler when the wheels crumpled and the plane skidded on the runway.

Abilene Reporter News, Abilene, TX 5 Apr 1950