Binghamton, NY Private Plane Crash, Apr 1941
THREE DIE IN PLANE CRASH.
Binghamton, N.Y. -- DAN McNALLY, a Baltimore evangelist, his wife and four-year-old daughter, KITTY were killed when their private airplane crashed at Tri-Cities airport and burst into flames on a takeoff.
Coroner S. C. McManis said the plane lost speed and nosed down at the end of the runway. The plane exploded as it struck, he said.
McNALLY, a private piilot credited with eighteen hours flying time, had opened an evangelestic campaign at the Park Avenue Baptist Church here Easter Sunday.
Olean Times-Herald New York 1941-04-15
EVANGELIST, WIFE, CHILD KILLED AS PLANE FALLS.
DAN McNALLY ONCE CONDUCTED SERVICES AT FRANKLIN TABERNACLE.
Binghamton, N.Y., April 14. -- (AP) -- DAN McNALLY, 40, Baltimore "flying evangelist," his wife, DOROTHY, 27, and their daughter, KATHLEEN MAUREEN, 4, were killed today when their airplane, piloted by McNALLY, crashed and burned at Tri-Cities Airport.
Witnesses said the plane crashed after going into a spin 100 feet off the ground. It burst immediately into flames.
A fourth occupant, MRS. MARY WICKS, 37, Binghamton, suffered a fractured hip when she was thrown clear of the plane.
McNALLY began an evangelistic mission here last night.
In literature advertising his missioin, McNALLY described himself as a former inmate of Missouri State prison, Jefferson City, Mo., where, he said, he served eight years of a 15-year term.
William J. Lepine, Binghamton, aviator, said McNALLY told him he recently had purchased the plane.
MRS. WICKS who was taken to Ideal Hospital, Endicott, described herself as a friend of MRS. McNALLY.
McNALLY had conducted meetings in the Franklin Tabernacle and during his stay there addressed service clubs and other organizations.
Titusville Herald Pennsylvania 1941-04-15