Oklahoma City, OK Plane Plant Fire, Aug 1957

Plane Assembly Plant Burns

Oklahoma City (AP) – Engineers today probed the Aero Design and Engineering Co.’s burned assembly plant to determine damage while company directors called a meeting to discuss future plans.

A fire of undetermined origin swept the main assembly building early yesterday, destroying the structure and seven Aero-Commander twin-engine planes.

President R. T. AMUS Jr. estimated damage to the planes at more than half a million dollars. Building and other equipment loses were estimated by firemen at more than half a million.

The firm has built 15 planes for the government, including two for President EISENHOWER, but has no contract now, AMUS said.

Syracuse Herald Journal, Syracuse, NY 26 Aug 1957