Goodland, KS C47 Plane Crash, Jul 1946

13 Lose Lives In C-47 Crash

GOODLAND, Kan., July 19 (AP).---The bodies of ten passengers and three crew members were found Friday in the charred and scattered wreckage of a military transport plane which crashed and exploded Thursday night during a severe storm which swept this western Kansas area.

Bodies had been hurled over a wide area around the scene of the crash in a wheat stubble field three miles west and a mile north of here. Clothing on eleven of them had been burned or blown off by the explosion.

The names of the victims were withheld pending notification of relatives.

The plane, A C-47, en route from the Topeka, Kan., Army air base to the West Coast on a regular ATC flight, was reported missing Thursday night. Watches on the bodies had stopped at 10:10, indicating that the crash took place about 9:10 p.m. Goodland is on Mountain Standard Time.

Dallas Morning News, Dallas, TX 30 Jul 1946