Prescott, AZ Private Plane Crash, Aug 1971


Prescott (AP) -- A private airplane with six Houston residents aboard crashed near here Sunday, killing three and injuring the other three.
Yavapai County Undersheriff Walt Sanders said the plane, a Twin Beech Super 18, had one of its two engines go out, and was apparently attempting an emergency landing when the crash occurred.
Killed were DR. J. C. McMINN, 51, his wife POLLY, 47, and MRS. DOLORES NOE, 41, wife of the pilot.
The injured were identified as PATRICK HENRY, 48; HARRY NOE, 45, the pilot; and ALFRED A. DULA, 51.
HENRY was reported in critical condition at Maricopa County Hospital's burn unit, where the three survivors were airlifted following the accident. The other two were not as seriously injured.
Sanders said the plane, enroute from Las Vegas, Nev., to Houston, crashed about 3:19 p.m., after NOE radioed Los Angeles International Airport he was having trouble with one of the plane's engines.

Casa Grande Dispatch Arizona 1971-08-30