Brunswick, MD Military Jet and Airliner Collide, May 1958 - Planes Crash
PLANES CRASH AT BRUNSWICK.
FEAR MANY KILLED BY COLLISION.
CAPITAL AIRLINER AND JET MEET OVER POTOMAC.
A Capital Airlines plane and a military jet aircraft were reported to have collided in midair and crashed on the Maryland side of the Potomac near Point of Rocks shortly before noon today.
State Police reports indicated that there were many dead and emergency ambulance service was rushed to the area.
State Police Corporal GUY BROWN said it was reported that the crew of the jet plane parachuted from the ship at the time of the crash. The men were not located.
The Capital Airlines ship was apparently bound from Pittsburgh to Baltimore.
Emergency help was sped to the area between Brunswick and Point of Rocks. The Brunswick Volunteer Fire Department had three calls for assistance from area of the reported crash.
Capital Airlines in Baltimore and Washington said there was no further information.
In Washington, Capital Airlines said a Viscount passenger plane with 10 persons aboard had been overdue since 10:26 a.m.
The plane was Flight No. 300, last reported over Martinsburg, W. Va., at 10:26.
The flight was bound from Chicago by way of Pittsburgh to Baltimore, where it was to terminate at 11:50 a.m.
State police here said a request had been received for a helicopter to search the area for the missing crew members of the jet aircraft.
Aboard were a crew of three and seven passengers, the airlines said.
The first victim to be identified was a Capt. JULIUS R. McCOY, who was brought to Frederick Memorial Hospital by a farmer living near the crash.
The hospital said Capt. McCOY was burned about the face, head, arms and hands. He told nurses that he was flying a "small plane" with one other passenger.
The Daily Mail Hagerstown Maryland 1958-05-20