Woodstock, OH Navy Plane Crashes, Feb 1946
PLANE CRASHED AT WOODSTOCK.
TWO FLIERS LOST LIVES WHEN NAVY PLANE EXPLODED DURING FORCED LANDING.
Woodstock, Ohio - A twin-engine plane, tentatively identified as a Navy plane, crashed and exploded and burned at 11:20 a.m. today in a field one-half mile south of Woodstock on State Route 559.
Witnesses said that two men, both believed to be navy officers, were killed in the crash.
C.A.A. authorities at Port Columbus reported that a navy plane was overdue on a flight from Wright Field, Dayton, to Columbus.
The wreckage was so badly tangled that first persons to reach the scene on the farm of Maurice Botkins were unable to recover the bodies immediately.
Woodstock people reported that the plane circled low over the village before crashing. It could not be determined immediately what caused the accident.
State highway patrolmen and Champaign County authorities were called to the scene.
In Columbus, the C.A.A. officials said that the twin-engine plane which was overdue from Wright Field, left the field at 10:30 a.m. and was due in Columbus by 11:10 a.m.
Mrs. James Westfall, who saw the accident, said the crash and explosion occurred simultaneously.
Marysville Tribune Ohio 1946-02-19