Corona, CA Two Seater Airplane Hit by Train, Aug 1957

Train Wrecks Plane

CORONA, Calif. (AP)—Gene Maxwell’s light plane is a wreck. It seems that a train hit it.

Maxwell, 31, was practicing landings when he lost power, brushed some trees and made a near-perfect forced landing—except for one detail. He landed on the Santa Fe right-of-way.

While he was checking his plane and his only injury, a scratched arm, he heard a train whistle. He and several bystanders were still trying to drag the two-seater off the tracks when a freight train, bound for Santa Ana, Calif., reached the scene.

24 Aug 1957