Navarine, NY Monoplane Crashes, Nov 1936
SIXTEEN-YEAR OLD GIRL PILOT -- NOBEL PRIZE WINNERS CHILD -- IS BURNED TO DEATH IN PLANE.
TWO SERIOUSLY INJURED WHEN SHIP CRACKS UP.
HOWEVER, WHO WAS PILOT AT TIME OF CRASH IS UNDETERMINED.
(By the Associated Press)
HENRY NADEAU died early today of injuries suffered last night when an airplane, which was carrying him to the bed side of his father reported dying, crashed in a snowstorm.
Syracuse, N.Y., Nov. 16 -- PRISCILLA MURPHY, 16-year-old daughter of Dr. William P. Murphy, of Brookline, Mass., who shared the Nobel prize of Medicine in 1934, was killed and two other persons were injured last night in the crash of a big monoplane at Navarine, south of here. She was an amateur pilot.
Officials at the Syracuse airport, at Amboy, where the plane had taken off shortly before, said that the plane had come from Boston and was enroute to International Falls, Minn., where HENRY NADEAU, 45, was being taken to the bedside of his dying father whom he had not seen for 37 years.
NADEAU and JOHN H. SHOBE, veteran Boston pilot, were seriously injured.
MISS MURPHY was reported by officials of the Shobe Airlines at Boston to have been "an able flier."
It could not be determined at the scene of the crash who was piloting the plane when it fell and burst into flames. NADEAU and SHOBE were pulled from the wreckage, but farmers living near the scene were unable to reach the girl's body because of the flames.
Panama City Herald Florida 1936-11-16