Monument, CO Training Plane Crashes, May 1947


Monument, Colo. (AP) -- Three persons, two of them Iowa young women were killed yesterday whn a converted army training plane crashed against a hill.
Sheriff John Hammond, of Douglas County, identified the dead as:
MILDRED BERTHA SANDER, 29, daughter of Fred Sander, former city street commissioner at Burlington, Ia. She had been living in Denver.
MARILYN LEE YASHACK, 22, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Andy Yashack of Diagonal, Ia., also living in Denver and working in an office there.
JOE EDDY RAPPUHN, pilot, of Sheridan, Wyo., a Denver university student.
Ed J. Mahaffie, Monument resident, said the plane's engine died, started again, and then sputtered. The plane disappeared over a hill and a moment later a crash was heard, he said.
Vest field in Denver reported RAPPUHN, a first year law student and a veteran owned the craft and was taking the two young women on a pleasure cruise.

Carroll Times Herald Iowa 1947-05-19