Little Valley, NY Some Survive Airliner Crash, Dec 1951
The list of survivors as given by the hospital:
MRS. MARY MESSERLOS, Pittsburgh, Pa.
MRS. MARIE NORCHIA, Pittsburgh, Pa.
MRS. ANNA PISO, Crafton, Pa.
GEORGE ALBERT, Miami, Fla.
DOLORES BESHEARS, stewardess, Miami, Fla.
MISS MARY BATTISTA, Weirtown, W. Va.
MISS EVA WOODWARD, Miami.
JOSEPH WOZNIAK, Canonsburg, Pa.
ALBERT DICHAK, Canonsburg, Pa.
ROBERT GEYER, Pittsburgh, Pa.
THOMAS PATTERSON, New Castle, Pa.
PEARL MOON, stewardess, Miami.
EDWARD WESSEL, Pittsburgh.
Lt. WILLIAM BISCHOL, USN, Johnstown, Pa. and Key West, Fla.
Cattaraugus County Sheriff MORGAN L. SIGEL said the plane crashed two miles off off Saw Mill road, a country road thru some of the most rugged country in New York state.
The C-46 plane, owned by Continental Charters, Inc., of Miami, took off from Pittsburgh at 9:47 p.m. Saturday.
Extensive searches were being conducted in both Northern Pennsylvania and Western New York state when ALBERT called police.
There were seven crew members on the plane when it left Pittsburgh. Three were reported to be riding to Syracuse, where they were to pick up another plane.
According to the civil aeronautics board J. C. WEBBER of Miami was the plane's pilot, but Continental President JOHN A. BELDING said Capt. VICTOR HARRIS of Miami was in charge.
Neither WEBBER'S nor HARRIS' name was on the list of survivors, SIGEL reported from ALBERT.
First word of the finding of the wreckage and ALBERT'S report to police came thru SIGEL'S office where he relayed the information by walkie-talkie radio.
The plane is the same type as the one that crashed as Elizabeth, N. J., Dec. 16, killing all 56 aboard it.
The Post-Standard Syracuse New York 1952-01-01
List Of Casualties
Taken from The Bradford Era Pennsylvania 1952-01-02
MRS. DOROTHY BERMAN BRUCE, 27, 164 King St. East, Kingston, Ont.
JOHN R. JONES, 31, 310 Vermont Ave., Fairmont, W. Va.
MRS. MARGARET A. JONES, 30, his wife.
MRS. GERTRUDE A. McCLAIN, 55, 454 Grant St., Morgantown, W. Va.
MISS MARGARET B. MYERS, 36, Hickory, Pa.
GUS ATHAS, a co-pilot, of Miami.
MRS. AUDREY MALCOLM, 24, of 21 Webb St., Lockport, N. Y.
ROY C. HEMPHILL, 19, 1726 1/2 Ridge Ave., Coraopolis, Pa.
S-2c RICHARD A. WILSON, USN, 21, Sharon, Pa.
Capt. VICTOR HARRIS, the pilot, Miami, Fla.
Capt. J. C. WEBBER, extra pilot, Miami.
MISS DOLORES HARVEY, a stewardess, Miami.
MRS. ANN FRANKELL, 5676 Melvin St., Pittsburgh.
JUDY FRANKELL, 3, her daughter.
MARK FRANKELL, 6, her son.
JOHN OPAR, 717 Lowry St., Jeannette, Pa.
BENJAMIN M. SIEGEL, 6814 Linden Lane, Pittsburgh.
HANS E. RUTZEBECK, 32, a co-pilot, Miami.
Sgt. DAVID E. ARNOLD, USA, 23, 5931 Southwest 50th Terrace, Miami.
MISS LAVERNE KROLL, 1047 Lappish Rd., Pittsburgh.
Cpl. RICHARD J. MARTIN, USMC, 20, of 22 Hayward St., Buffalo.
ROY H. McCLAIN, 59, husband of the MRS. McCLAIN whose body is at Middleton's. 454 Grand St., Morgantown, W. Va.
JEFFREY EVANS, 14 months, the McCLAINS' grandson.
MISS PHYLLIS PALUZZI, 57 Southeast 54th Ave., Hialeah, Fla.
MRS. JAY PENMAN, Carnegie, Pa.
MRS. ELIZABETH ALBERT, 46, of 139 Northwest 17th St., Miami.