Yakima, WA Four Civil Air Patrol Members Killed in a Crash of a Cessna C-177RG, Jun 1985

James Edward Saalman grave Robert Roscoe Haley III grave Kathleen Adele Hage Harper grave

Four Civil Air Patrol members died in the crash of a Cessna C-177RG on June 22, 1985 near Yakima, Washington. The CAP members are James E. Saalman, Robert R. Haley, III, Richard W. Thomas and Kathleen A. Harper.

National Transportation Safety Board Aviation Accident Data Summary
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THE PILOT, WHILE IN SLOW-FLIGHT CONFIGUARTION, AT LOW ALTITUDE, IN LIGHT CHOP, FAILED TO SEE AND AVOID TREES. RESULTING TREE IMPACT CAUSED ACFT INTO STALL CONDITIONS. ACFT CONTACTED OTHER TREES, CRASHED AND BURNED.

- National Transportation Safety Board Aviation Accident Data Summary - https://app.ntsb.gov/pdfgenerator/ReportGeneratorFile.ashx?EventID=20001...

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Kathleen A. Harper Obituary:
Memorial services for Kathleen A. Harper, 41, Port Angeles, Wash., were held in Port Angeles and in Hastad (Minn.) Lutheran Church.
She was a passenger in a Civil Air Patrol plane which crashed and burned June 22, 1985 near Yakima, Wash. She died in a Yakima hospital June 23.
Katheleen Adele Hage was born June 16, 1944, at Halstad, where she graduated from high school in 1962. She later graduated from IBM School in Minneapolis. She has resided in Port Angeles for the past 18 years. She owned a professional office and home cleaning business, and was an officer in the Civil Air Patrol and an instrument pilot.

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Kathleen Adele Hage Harper Find a Grave Memorial - https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/126486714/kathleen-adele-harper

James Edward Saalman Find a Grave Memorial - https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/30616434/james-e-saalman

Robert Roscoe Haley III Find a Grave Memorial - https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/93230738/robert-roscoe-haley