Cajon Pass, CA Transport Plane Crash, Jun 1933
PLANE CRASHES ON MOUNTAIN.
THREE ARE KILLED, 4 INJURED IN WRECK OF BIG TRANSPORT CRAFT.
FOG RESPONSIBLE FOR MISHAP; TEXAS MAN AMONG INJURED.
San Bernardino, Calif., June 1. (AP) - Treachery of fog and a desperate effort to escape from it, which failed by a slim margin, caused the crash of a transport plane of the army air corps against the mountain side in Cajon Pass Thursday, killing three enlisted men.
The dead were:
Private ADDISON C. SPENCER, Riverside.
Private CHARLES M. LEADBETTER, Roseburg, Ore.
Private L. D. ROMANA, Syracuse, N.Y.
The injured were:
Lieut. E. D. KENNEDY, Kansas City.
Private SEYMOUR R. DECKER, Elmira, N.Y.
Private PAUL L. BLINKA, Alice, Texas.
Lieut. CHARLES M. McHENRY, Los Angeles, pilot.
All of the injured had a good chance to recover.
Unofficial reports received early Thursday said that eight men were killed in mid-air collision of two army air corps planes above Cajon Pass, in the mountains to the east of San Bernardino.
A second report from San Bernardino was to the effect that two planes carrying seven men collided, killing three of them. Neither could be verified immediately.
The report to the army air base here said one craft was a bomber carrying seven men and the other an observation plane with a pilot. The bomber was en route to San Francisco and the other plane to Las Vegas, both dispatched out of March Field.
Valley Morning Star Harlingen Texas 1933-06-02