Phoenix, AZ Private Plane Crash Into Homes, Feb 1966


Phoenix, Ariz. (AP) - A twin-engine plane smashed into a group of homes Thursday, killing a 2-year-old boy and two occupants of the plane and injuring seven other persons.
The pilot was identified as HAL HAINES of Phoenix. His body and that of a woman passenger were recovered from the wreckage. Authorities today were attempting to identify the woman.
The dead boy was MICHAEL MUNIZ, whose family lived in one of the wrecked homes, which are near Sky Harbor Airport.
The plane, a Lockheed Neptune known during World War II as a P2V, was making an approach to the airport when it dipped into the South Phoenix neighborhood, slicing through three houses and coming to rest on a fourth, demolishing it.
Witnesses said the plane's right engine was on fire as it made its approach.

Ironwood Daily Globe Michigan 1966-02-04