Elgin, OK Plane Crash, Aug 1960

From the Abilene Reporter News, Abilene, Texas.
B'wood man on plane
5 Persons Die in crash of Airplane in Oklahoma

Elgin, Okla. (AP) - The splintered remains of a light plane were found in a plowed field near here in Southern Oklahoma late Friday. There were no survivors.

The state highway patrol said the plane was a Beechcraft Bonanza which disappeared early Friday morning with five persons aboard.

Loy T. Brown, 25, of Dallas was the pilot. He and for companions left Dallas en route to Oklahoma city at 3:44 a.m.

His passengers were the fliers wife, Mrs. Patricia Brown, his father L.D. Brown of Brownwood, Tex.; Paul Krueger, professor of music at North Texas State College in Denton and Krueger's son, Paul Jr., 4.

Brown was flying Krueger and his son to Minot, N.D.

Williams, a pilot, said it appeared the plane had been trying to skirt bad weather which developed before dawn over Southern Oklahoma. He said the ship had been flying from northeast to southeast. It did not burn.

The newsman reported watches on the arms of the passengers stopped at 5:20. Mingled with the dead were fishing rods and clothing.

The plane came down one-half mile north of the Army's sprawling Ft. Sill reservation. It was spotted lat in the day by and Army helicopter checking a tip from a civilian resident of the area.

Another plane missing for a time in North Texas made a safe landing. It was from Fort Worth, Tex.

Brown radioed Sheppard Air Force base at Wichita Falls at 5:10 a.m. that he was going to land at Lawton, Okla., because of bad weather. He was over Ardmore, Okla., at the time. Nor further report was received from the craft.

The second plane was piloted by John Edmiston, Fort worth businessman. He was flying Jack Shields, Fort Worth golf pro, to Tulsa.

The Cessna ran into a thunderstorm over Denison at 8 a.m. and Edmiston sat the plane down in a hayfield six miles east of Denison. Neither occupant was hurt. The plane was mired in mud and Edmiston and Shields continued overland to Tulsa.

Planes from nearby Perrin Air Force Base, out search for the missing Dallas plane, spotted the Fort Worth craft in the hayfield.

During the afternoon a helicopter from the Perrin base, carrying three officers and a doctor, widened an air search to include sections of North Texas and Southern Oklahoma. Much of the area is hilly and wooded.