Creede, CO Private Plane Crashes, July 1968


Denver (AP) -- Four Californians, injured Friday night when their Cessna 206 crashed into the Creede, Colo., cemetery, were transferred to a Denver hospital Sunday.
Mineral County Sheriff Harry Larsen identified the occupants of the plane as MR. and MRS. RICHARD MILBY and MR. and MRS. WILLIAM OWEN, all of Atherton, Calif.
Sheriff Larsen said the plane, piloted by OWEN, 36, was on a flight from Durango, Colo., to Aspen. They were attempting to find the Creede airport when they crashed, Larsen said. The airport is two miles west.
All four were taken from the Del Norte Hospital to St. Joseph in Denver because of a lack of specialists in Del Norte.
MILBY, 34, is listed in good condition with bumps and bruises. His wife, ANNE, is in the intensive care unit at the hospital. She underwent an operation on her back Sunday and is reported in satisfactory condition.
OWEN is in serious condition. ELIZABETH, 36, is in satisfactory condition with back injuries.

Colorado Springs Gazette Telegraph 1968-07-29