Fremont, OH Private Plane Crashes, Aug 1965

PLANE CREAKS INTO 2 PARTS, 4 PEOPLE DIE.

Fremont, Ohio (AP) - A single-engine aircraft broke apart in the sky about nine miles northwest of here Sunday and hurled two couples to their death. Federal and state investigators tried today to learn what went wrong.
It was raining at the time, and the weather may have been a factor, State Highway Patrolmen said. They said witnesses had heard no explosion.
Killed were DAVID L. RAYMOND, 44, of Lyndhurst, a Cleveland suburb; his wife, RUTH, 41; HENRY HEIN, 52, of Chardon and HEIN'S wife.
RAYMOND, the pilot and part-owner of the aircraft, was an engineer with John Fuller & Associates of Cleveland and for many years was chief engineer at the Dupp Corp. in Cleveland. HEIN was an engineer
for the W.S. Tyler Co. of Mentor.
Laurie Raymond, 18, said her parents and the Heins flew to Sioux City, Iowa, Saturday night that they expected to return to the Cuyahoga County Airport in Richmond Heights about 5 p.m. Sunday.
The crash occurred at 5:38 p.m. between Woodsville and Gibsonburg.
Pieces of the plane fell on both sides of U.S. 20. One wing fell north of the highway, the other south.
Highway patrolmen found the bodies of two men and a woman in the plane fuselage which fell in a cornfield. A woman's body was found about 75 yards away.

The Daily Reporter Dover Ohio 1965-08-02