Chase, MD Plane Hit By Lightning and Crashes, May 1959
Pennsy trains were proceeding at reduced speed through the area.
Engines Near Rail Line.
The plane's engines were within 200 yards of the railroad tracks but neither wreckage nor bodies could be seen from passing trains.
One of the witnesses, CHARLES HOPEWOOD of Oliver Beach, said he heard "two quick explosions -- it sounded more like a rumble. It (the plane) just disintegrated in the air."
OSCAR BENNETT said he heard two explosions in the air, and saw one piece of wreckage blazing as it fell.
"I could see two other pieces," he said. "Black smoke was coming from them."
All four engines dropped in a sand pit at a sand and gravel company.
The last crash of a Capital Airlines plane also involved a Viscount turboprop plane. In May, 1958, a Viscount collided with an Air Force jet fighter near Brunswick, Md., killing 12.
The Frederick Post Maryland 1959-05-13
CREW MEMBERS AND PASSENGERS ARE IDENTIFIED.
Washington (UPI) -- Capital Airlines today identified the following crew members and passengers killed in the crash of a Viscount airliner near Baltimore, Md.:
Capt. W. C. PADDACK, 11760 Whitehall, Grosse Pointe, Mich.
Flight Officer M. J. FLAHAVEN, 12 Lamson Court, Dearborn, Mich.
Hostess DORIS ELAINE GULICK, 530 Mohawk, Ypsilanti, Mich., parents live at 93 Peace Lane, Lancaster, Pa.
Hostess SUE ANN WESSEL, 217 North Normal, Ypsilanti, Mich.
O. T. DOZIER, 410 E. 20th St., New York City.
MRS. O. T. DOZIER, same address.
H. HECKMAN, Athens, Ga.
DR. ARNOLD W. PENSIG, 32 Lennox Rd., Brooklyn, N.Y.
TOM LOGAN, 215 Sheraton Ave., Roselle Park, N.J.
WALTER H. POLLARD, 20 Church St., Greenwich, Conn.
DR. LESLIE O. BOATRIGHT, 14 Crossbridge Road, Old Greenwich, Conn.
T. MANNIX, 2015 Brooklane, Seaford, L.I., N.Y.
R. L. BROPHY, Atlanta, Ga.
HAROLD MITNICK, 91 New Jersey Ave., Brooklyn, N.Y.
JEAN DONALD BOUCHARD, 75 Flagg Ave., Warwick, Providence, R.I.
SAM WARREN, 18 Spector Lane, Plainview, L.I., N.Y.
M. D. CLEARY, Mt. Vernon, N.Y.
MRS. M. D. CLEARY, same address.
DR. WILLIAM GITTINGER, 13722 Geranium Ave., Flushing, N.Y.
BURTON MITCHELL, 120 Holabard Ave., Winsted, Conn.
F. J. JEUCK, 29 E. 64th St., New York City.
C. W. DRANNBAUER, Kansas City, Mo.
C. C. ALEXANDER, 29 Warren Ave., Tarrytown, N.Y.
GEORGE A. DAVIS, Washington, D.C.
H. J. REED, 10 Ridgedale Ave., Madison, N.J.
A. MAGGS, 4 West Glenwood Dr., Latham, N.Y.
K. KINKADE, Idlehour Blvd., Oakdale, L.I., N.Y.
MR. GEORGE O. GRIFFITH, 285 Ridgewood Ave., Glen Ridge, N.J.
MR. ROBERT G. SMITH, 102 Park Ave., Westmont, N.J.
ROBERT ANDREW JACKSON, 35 Glen Way, Huntington, Long Island, N.Y.
E. H. POTASH, Spring Valley, N.Y.
Altoona Mirror Pennsylvania 1959-05-13
Transcriber's Note: The official cause of this accident was:
Disintegration in-flight due to severe turbulence encountered during a thunderstorm. Not caused by a lightning bolt.