Philadelphia, PA Single Engine Plane Crash, July 1959
2 KILLED AS PLANE CRASHES IN DENSE PHILADELPHIA AREA.
Philadelphia (AP) -- A single engine airplane crashed between two row houses in a heavily populated section of the city Saturday, killing the two men aboard.
Although debris was scattered over a wide area, no one else was hurt.
The victims were:
THEODORE J. WALSH, 31, the pilot.
WILLIAM TARATUSKI, 52, a passenger.
Both men lived within two blocks of the crash scene, in the Kensington section of the city.
The airplane circled the neighborhood for 15 minutes, then skimmed along the rooftops of the crowded street and dropped into a passageway between the two houses. The engine, weighing about half a ton, was wrenched from the fuselage and hurled about 40 feet into a backyard.
The Progress Indes Petersburg Virginia 1959-07-26