White Pass, YT Plane Crashes, Jan 1935


Whitehorse, Y.T., Jan. 31. -- (CP) -- Pilot LAWRENCE W. MEUHLEISEN and three passengers were instantly killed Wednesday when the plane in which they were flying from Skagway, Alaska, to Whitehorse, crashed into a mountain near the summit of White Pass.
The passengers were:
J. H. MURALT, address unknown.
C. C. LARSON, Dawson.
All were en route to Dawson. MURALT and LARSON arrived in Skagway Tuesday on the SS Princess Norah, which arrived from Vancouver and coastal points. KING arrived on the SS. Yukon, which arrived from Seattle.
The plane took off from Skagway about 11 a.m. for White Horse and perhaps failed to gain sufficient altitude to clear the summit. Section men at the White Pass section house heard the crash, which occurred about a half-mile south of White Pass station and saw the plane roll down the mountain side until it came to rest on top of a snowshed on the White Pass and Yukon railway line. They hurried to the scene and found all the occupants dead and the plane completely demolished. The bodies were removed to Skagway by train.
MUEHLEISEN came from Glendale, Cal., last fall to be associated with Clyde G. Wannin in the International AIrways with headquarters at Skagway. He is survived by his wife and two children at Skagway. LARSON is survived by his wife and two children at Dawson. He was associated with Ed Holbrook in dredge mining near Dawson. KING was known at Dawson and Mayo as a Diesel engineer. Nothing is known here of MURALT.

Vancouver, B.C., Jan. 31. -- (CP) -- The name of J. H. MURALT, killed Wednesday in an airplane accident between Skagway, Alaska and Whitehorse, Y.T., and reported to be from Vancouver, is not listed in local directories. His name was not on the passenger list of SS. Princess Norah when she sailed from here for Skagway, but he may have got on board at the last minute or at some other point up the coast. C. C. LARSON, one of three others killed with MURALT, was on the passenger list of the Norah out of Vancouver.

Winnipeg Free Press Manitoba 1935-01-31