Monroe, GA Commuter Airliner Crashes, July 1969
PLANE CRASH SITE PROBED.
Monroe, Ga. (AP) -- Investigators sifted scattered debris Monday in efforts to determine what caused a commuter airliners to crash, carrying 14 persons to their death.
By late Monday, all but two of the victims had been identified.
The Air South propjet, a Beechcraft B99 which normally carries 15 passengers and a crew of two, crashed Sunday night.
The plane was flying from Atlanta to Sumter, S. C. Air South identified the crew and nine civilian passengers as:
Capt. ERWIN W. WOOD of Mabelton, Ga., the pilot; THOMAS M. WAGNER, Forest Park, Ga., the copilot.
CHRISTOPHER GIBSON, 18, of Spartanburg, S. C.; MISS NANCY GRIFFIN Sumter, S. C., a student at Agnes Scott College in Decatur, Ga.; LEE J. HOBART, 54, of Pontiac, Ill.; MARK WOODRUFF SWAGGART, employed by Goodyear Aerospace, Phoenix, Ariz.; GREGORY ROSCOE DAMRON, Richmond, Va.; MISS REBBA ROBERTS, 18, Anderson, S. C.; and WILLIAM VOGEL of the Baltimore, Md. area.
Officials at Shaw Air Force Base said the dead included Col. JAMES M. WINTERBOTTOM, director of intelligence for the Tactical Air Reconnaissance Center at Shaw. His home was listed as Santa Monica, Calif.
Florence Morning News South Carolina 1969-07-08